Cook's Hideout: Pineapple Sweet Pulao

November 23, 2013

Pineapple Sweet Pulao

This post has been in my drafts for exactly 9 months. It's waiting to see the light of day (or the light of your monitor) for way too long. It didn't fit any of the BM themes till now. I saw the recipe being made on one of the Telugu cooking show.
Pineapple Sweet PulaoAs the name suggests this is a sweet pulao made with pineapple chunks and basmati rice. Addition of whole garam masala is the interesting part of the dish. All in all it is a simple dish packed with flavors. Give it a try if you are looking for a different dish. 

Pineapple Sweet Pulao
Pineapple - 1 cup (I used canned diced pineapple, drained)
Sugar - ½cup (adjust as per taste. Can add up to 1cup)
Basmati rice - 1cup
Bay leaf - 1
Cloves - 3
Green Cardamom - 3 pods
Almonds - 3tbsp, blanched, peeled and chopped
Raisins - 3tbsp

  • Cook basmati rice making sure that each grain is separate. Set aside until ready to use.
  • Heat a large saute pan, add the pineapple pieces and cook for 2~3 minutes. Add sugar and cook until sugar starts to melt.
  • Now add the chopped almonds, raisins and the whole garam masala (cloves, cardamom and bay leaf). Cook this mixture for another 2~3 minutes.
  • Add the cooked basmati rice, cover and cook for 4~5 minutes. This dish can be served hot, at room temperature or even chilled.
Pineapple Sweet Pulao

Pineapple Sweet Pulao

Sending this over to Valli's 'Cooking from Cookbook Challenge'.



  1. Although pineapple fried rice is common in Malaysian and thai never before had it with all that sugar added. must be interesting taste with both sweet and savory

  2. surely lights up my monitor pavani, that rice with pineapple sounds so yum..I remember making kashmiri pulao similar way with used to be amazing..and your dish is simple enough to make as a quick dish as well..

  3. I love pineapple, interesting pulao, Pavani!

  4. Pulav looks so flavorful and yummy !

  5. I just picked up a pineapple from a local farm today - guess I will be making this for school lunch this week

  6. This is a simple recipe! I dare not say it loud, because my kids will make me do it right away. Both the boys love pineapple and this would be a hit at home.

  7. I have some canned pineapple leftover. Was looking for a different type of dish to use it up and this fits the bill perfectly!

  8. Intresting pulao...learning so many new dishes!!

  9. Lovely pulao...learning so many new dishes from this series too


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