Sunday, 7 June 2015

Fragrant Karnataka Pulao

This pulao is a childhood favorite. My Aunt used to make this and we used to relish every spoon of this yummy fragrant pulao.

Ingredients :

1. For Grinding:

Coconut - 3 tbsp
Diced onions - 2 to 3
Garlic  - 5 flakes
Coriander seeds/Dhania  - 4 tsp
Cumin seeds/Jeera  - 1 tsp
Ginger - 1 small piece
Fennel seeds /Sombu - 1 tsp
Coriander Leaves  - Few leaves
Diced Tomato  - 1
Cinnamon  - 1 small piece
Cloves  - 2

Red chilli / Green chilli   - 2 to 3

2. Other ingredients :

Basmati rice  - 2 cups
Paneer/tofu - 1/2 cup (optional)
Toasted/fried bread croutons - 1/2 cup
Vegetables like carrot, beans, potato, peas and cauliflower – 1 cup

Method :

Grind the ingredients mentioned above in (1) to a fine paste.

Cook Basmati rice and the vegetables and keep aside.

Heat oil, add 1 bay leaf and the ground paste. Fry till it turns brown and fragrant. Add the cooked rice and vegetables to this and mix well. 

You can add paneer or tofu pieces (optional).You can also add fried/toasted bread croutons. Yummy pulao is ready.


  1. very simple and interesting, looks like it can be done quickly too.. shall update again once i do it.. shall try it tomorrow itself.. school reopened u c..

  2. Agree with Chella, simple yet looks delicious. shall try soon Anitha👍🏻

  3. Tried it ani. It came out well. Thank you

  4. Tried it ani. It came out well. Thank you