In India, rice pilaf is called pulao and it has many variations from region to region. It is most popular in the northern areas, such as Kashmir and Gujarat. It is made by cooking fragrant basmati rice with aromatic spices and herbs. Learn to make Pulao rice with Praveen's recipe:


250g Basmati rice
20g Cumin seeds
2g Dry mace - Whole
2g Star anise
2g Clove
5g Black peppers whole
5g Green cardamoms
3 Bay leaves
3g Black cardamoms
10g Oil
0.1g Saffron


Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 15 min.
Heat oil in a large pan, add all spices stir for 3 seconds. Add water and
allow 15 min for water to boiling. Now add soaked rice.

Allow it cook for 10mins, drain the excess water in large colander. Rinse with 2 ltr of cold water to stop on going cooking.

November 25, 2021 — S Tirumal Reddy