Cook's Hideout: Jaipuri Vegetable Pulao

April 12, 2016

Jaipuri Vegetable Pulao

BM# 63: Journey through the Cuisines 
Week 2: Rajasthani Cuisine 
Day 10: J for Jaipuri Pulao
Today I have a easy to make, colorful and delicious rice dish. Being a south Indian, I am attracted to rice dishes like a magnet and so J is for Jaipuri Pulao it is. This is a great dish to make on a busy weeknight or to serve at a fancy party.
Recipe is from this You Tube video by Ruchi Bharani. Cooked basmati is tossed with colorful veggies and a freshly ground spice paste. So once you have the spice paste ready, the recipe comes together in no time.
Original recipe has grated paneer, but I added some cooked kidney beans instead to make it more wholesome and complete meal. But you can add chickpeas or tofu. I served the rice with a spicy banana pepper curry.

Recipe by Ruchi Bharani:

Jaipuri Vegetable Pulao
  • 1cup Basmati Rice
  • 1cup Mixed Vegetables (I used carrot, green beans, broccoli, green peas)
  • 1tbsp Cashews
  • 1tbsp Raisins
  • 2tbsp Cilantro, chopped
  • 1cup Paneer cubes or Cooked beans (I used kidney beans)
  • 1tbsp Butter
  • 2 Cardamom pods
  • 1" Cinnamon stick
  • 3~4 Peppercorns
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • To taste Salt
  • For the Spice Paste:
  • 1 Small Onion, chopped
  • 2~3 Green Chilies, chopped
  • 1" Ginger, grated
  • 1tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1tbsp Cream
  1. Make the Masala paste: Grind onion, green chilies, ginger, ground coriander, ground cumin along with thew cream into a smooth paste.
  2. Cook Rice: Wash and soak rice for at least 30 minutes. Then cook rice with enough water, make sure that the rice grains are separate. Let cool.
  3. Boil or steam mixed vegetables until tender. Keep ready.
  4. Heat butter in a pan, add the whole spices and once the spices turn aromatic, add cashews and raisins and cook till the cashews turn golden.
  5. Add the mixed vegetables and saute for 3~4 minutes. Next add the masala paste and cook till it doesn't smell raw anymore, about 3~4 minutes.
  6. Add the cooked rice and gently mix to coat the grains with masala. Season with salt and mix well.
  7. Serve with a spicy curry and/ or raita.

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  1. Surely looks so colourful and inviting dish Pavani...

  2. Love your clicks Pavani, the bowl of pulao is inviting :)

  3. very tempting bowl of pulao, we love this rice, like the addition of brocolli

  4. This pulao is so colourful and very inviting...

  5. Jaipuri pulao looks very delicious.Me too love rice based dishes and can have them anytime.

  6. Love that spicy paste. It will come in handy for other curries and recipes as well. Great share.

  7. I love rice dishes and prefer them over everything else. You have captured it beautifully

  8. where do i find banana pepper curry recipe, interested in that more than rice,

    1. LOL Linsy :-) That recipe is not on the blog. Here's the recipe: I just sauteed some onions and banana peppers along with some ginger-garlic paste, then added some tomato puree, almond butter, kashmiri lal mirch, coriander-cumin powder and garam masala. Simmer till thick. Add a splash of cream, if you like.

  9. Pulao looks so colorful and tempting..Awesome captures.

  10. I didn't know there was a Jaipuri pulao dish. It sounds flavofful and looks really colorful with that medley of vegetables.

  11. Love the colorful rice! I always admire how you get your grains individual and separated.

  12. That is a colorful bowl of rice. So do you add the masala along with rice or saute the masala with veggies and then add the rice?

    1. Masala is added after veggies and then tossed with the rice. I updated the recipe with that info. Thank you for catching that :-)

  13. I love the colour burst here - green & brown against the white rice ! brilliant !

  14. I want to dig into that is so so inviting and looks the colors in it..awesome Pavani.

  15. I want to finish my dinner happily with this highly inviting pulao,my mouth is watering here.

  16. I loved the colors and textures in your pulao. The recipe sounds really interesting. Amazing pick Pavani!!

  17. Wow! that is quite a pulao there, Pavani. Very colorful and inviting.

  18. Even my first choice is also a rice dish very tempting and flavorfull recipe..

  19. a flavorful healthy and hearty one pot dish - great selection for the letter

  20. That is a colourful pulao. That spice paste must be adding to the flavour. Looks delicious

  21. JAipuri pulao looks very colorful and delicious. But brocoli in Jaipuri pulao looks bit odd...


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