Navratan Pulao Recipe

Navratan Pulao Recipe
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Every Indian household swears by the lip-smacking Pulao. Any get-together is incomplete without the Navaratn Pulao. The spices and dry-fruits used in its preparation lend it a unique color and flavor and it goes with any Indian gravy.
Navratan Pulao Recipe
Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cooking Time 20-30 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Rating 6.7 / 10 (3 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 1/2 kg Rice
  • 50 gm Peas
  • 60 gm Carrots (chopped)
  • 25 gm Cashew nuts (chopped)
  • 50 gm Paneer(cut into cubes)
  • 20 gm Raisins
  • 150 gm Curd
  • 10 gm Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 75g Ghee or butter
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Small bunch mint leaves
  • 15 gm Green chilies (chopped)
  • 75 gm Onions (sliced)
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • A few Coriander Leaves
  • 25g Ginger-garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • Water to cook rice
How to make Navratan Pulao:
  • Wash and soak the rice in water for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile heat oil in a pan and add the paneer pieces and carrots.
  • Fry the mixture for a few minutes.
  • Take another pan with ghee and fry onions till they become golden brown.
  • Now mix vegetables, green chilies, mint leaves, ginger-garlic paste, paneer and dry fruits.
  • Fry it for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Add chili powder, curd, garam masala, turmeric and salt. Again fry it and then remove from the flame and leave aside.
  • Take boiling water in a separate vessel and add washed rice to it.
  • Cook until the rice gets half cooked.
  • Now mix the prepared curry to the half cooked rice and mix well. Cook the mixture on steam until the rice is well done.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice on dish.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.