How to make Apple Pulao -

A simple pulao cooked with green apples.Pulao uses apples, shallow fried cashew nuts and almonds for crispness and crunch in every spoon. Try this easy pulao recipe to turn any occasion into a special occasion with its delectable aroma and richness.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Green apples (ग्रीन ऐपल), Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Apple Pulao

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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.    

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Apple Pulao Recipe

  • Green apples Washington 2 medium

  • Rice soaked 1 1/2 cups

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Bay leaves 2-3

  • Black peppercorns 12 - 15

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Green cardamoms 6-8

  • Cloves 5-7

  • Almonds chopped 1/2 cup

  • Cashewnuts chopped 1/2 cup

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 inch

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies slit 3-4

  • Onion sliced 1 medium

  • Dried pomegranate seeds (anardana) 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Browned Onions ¼ cup + for sprinkling

  • Fresh mint sprigs 2-3 + for garnish


Step 1

Heat ghee in a deep non-stick pan. Add bay leaves, black peppercorns, cinnamon, broken green cardamoms, cloves, 1.almonds, cashewnuts, ginger, fennel seeds and green chillies and sauté for till fragrant.

Step 2

Add onion and sauté till golden.

Step 3

Deseed and cut Washington Apples into small pieces, add to pan and mix. Add dried pomegranate seeds, chilli powder and salt, mix and cook for a minute.

Step 4

Add drained rice and mix. Increase heat, add 3 cups water, mix, cover and cook till rice is done.

Step 5

Add browned onion and mix well.

Step 6

Place 2-3 mint sprigs in a bowl and put some apple pulao.

Step 7

Serve hot garnished with a mint sprig and some browned onions.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.