Shahi Pulao

Shahi Pulao

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The presence of the word Shahi always hints at the richness of a recipe.

Indeed, the Shahi Pulao is a dish that is loaded with spices, veggies and a horde of other ingredients, which give it a memorable flavour and texture.

While an assortment of spices including saffron and caraway seeds gives this rice preparation a rich aroma, taste and hue, veggies, pineapple and paneer give it a wonderful range of textures.

Pineapple also gives the dish a juicy tanginess, which you are sure to enjoy. Self-contained with myriad flavours, this one-dish meal can be served with just a bowl of curds or raita .

Shahi Pulao recipe - How to make Shahi Pulao

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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  1. Combine the saffron and 1 tbsp of warm water in a small bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  2. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add the cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, caraway seeds, cumin seeds, green chillies and bayleaf and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till they turn light brown in colour.
  4. Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, paneer, cauliflower and green peas and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  5. Add the pineapple, rice, saffron-water mixture and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Garnish with coriander, cashewnuts and raisins and serve immediately.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy249 cal
Protein5.6 g
Carbohydrates38.8 g
Fiber4.1 g
Fat7.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A98.6 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.8 mg
Vitamin C3.3 mg
Folic Acid6.2 mcg
Calcium37 mg
Iron0.7 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium2.3 mg
Potassium30.3 mg
Zinc0.6 mg
Shahi Pulao by Tarla Dalal


Shahi Pulao
 on 17 Jan 17 03:44 PM

Greater recipe
Tarla Dalal
17 Jan 17 05:10 PM
   Hi Kinjal, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them.
Shahi Pulao
 on 04 Nov 16 08:44 AM

This is a very simple and different recipe. Lots of vegetables along with paneer and pineapple adds a delicious mouthfeel. Pineapple adds a sligh tanginess and while soft paneer just melts in the mouth. Made with basic ingredients, it is an amazing recipe.