Karnataka style pulao recipe | How to make karnataka style pulav | Karnataka style palav

By Latha on January 14th, 2016

karnataka style pulao recipe

Karnataka style pulao recipe explained with step by step pictures and video. Very tasty, nutritious and stomach filling rice recipe prepared using pressure cooker. Karnataka style pulao is an one pot meal, prepared using rice, mixed vegetables and spices. Karnataka style pulao is very nutritious. Generally this is how pulao is prepared in Karnataka and is called as "palav". I would say this karnataka style pulao is very tasty and is the pride of Karnataka cuisine.

In my family this is an all time favourite and I have got a lot of appreciation for this yummy vegetable pulao. I prepare this either for breakfast or for lunch. I am sure many of you will be knowing this recipe and just let me have your feedback.

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I have made a video on this recipe with Kannada narration, which I have embedded it below. Kindly have a look.

Karnataka style veg pulao recipe

Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 30 min
Serves: 3

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1 cup rice (I use sona masuri)
  2. 1 medium sized carrot
  3. 1 small potato
  4. 8-10 beans
  5. 1 knol khol (kohlrabi) / 2 cabbage leaves / few cauliflower florets
  6. 1/2 capsicum (optional)
  7. 1/4 cup soaked or fresh green peas
  8. 1/2 cup chopped methi leaves (optional)
  9. 1 big onion
  10. 1 big tomato
  11. 1/2 tsp jeera / cumin seeds
  12. whole spices (star Anise, bay leaf, stone flower)
  13. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (optional)
  14. 8-10 tsp cooking oil / Ghee
  15. 2 cups water (depends on rice quality)
  16. 2 tsp salt (or as per your taste)

Ingredients for grinding: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1/2 cup grated coconut
  2. 2cm length ginger
  3. 5-6 cloves garlic
  4. 1 tsp coriander seeds
  5. 1 tsp fennel seeds or 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  6. 1-2 green chili
  7. 1 finger length cinnamon
  8. 8-10 cloves
  9. 1 cardamom
  10. 2 tbsp coriander leaves
  11. 2 tbsp pudina leaves (optional)
  12. 1/2 cup water for grinding

Instructions for making vegetable pulao:

  1. To begin with rinse one cup of rice and keep it aside.
  2. Take all the ingredients listed under "for grinding" and make a coarse paste using 1/2 cup of water. grinding masala for karnatka style pulao
  3. Wash and cut all the vegetables, tomato, onion and methi leaves.cutting vegetables for karnataka style pulao
  4. Take a pressure cooker (5 ltr or more), add in oil or ghee and switch on the stove. Next add in cumin seeds and spices (star anise, bay leaf and stone flower). Please note I have added only star anise as I didn't have bay leaf and stone flower with me. When cumin seed splutters add in chopped onions. tempering for karnataka style pulao
  5. When onions are soft add in chopped tomatoes, fry for a minute and add in chopped methi leaves. Again fry for a minute. frying for karnataka style pulao
  6. Next add in chopped vegetables, fry for 5 minutes under medium flame. Then add in ground masala, tumeric powder and fry for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. vegetable and masala for karnataka style pulao
  7. Add in 1 cup of rinsed rice. Give a quick stir and add in 2 cups of water (little more or less depending on rice quality). water for karnataka style pulao
  8. Add in salt and mix well. Close the lid and make 2 whistles.
  9. Once the pressure subsides, open the lid and mix carefully. Serve hot with mosaru bajji or salad. how to make karnataka style pulao

Dear reader, We have a Kannada version of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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