How to make Surti Papdi Pulao - This pulao is a favourite of the Gujaratis

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Surti Papdi (सूरती पापड़ी), Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Surti Papdi Pulao

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

For more recipes related to Surti Papdi Pulao checkout Lilva Rice. You can also find more Rice recipes like Achari Chana Pulao, Brown Basmati Rice Biryani, Syun Pulao, Moppilah Biryani.

Surti Papdi Pulao Recipe Card

Surti Papdi Pulao

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Surti Papdi Pulao Recipe

  • Surti Papdi broken into 2 pieces 1/2 cup

  • Rice 1 cup

  • Rice soaked and drained 1 1/2 cups

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Cinnamon stick 1 inch

  • Cloves 5-6

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 inch

  • Green chillies 2-3

  • Salt to taste

  • Juice of ¼ lemon


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick kadai, add cinnamon, cloves and ginger. Slit green chillies and add and sauté till fragrant.

Step 2

Add surti papdi, surti papdi dane, rice, salt, lemon juice and 3 cups water and mix well.

Step 3

Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or till rice is cooked.

Step 4

Transfer onto a serving plate and serve hot.

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