How to make Navratan Pulao - SK Khazana -

A dish that can be found on most restaurants serving Indian food – a great way to cook rice

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Long grain rice (बासमती चावल), Medium potato

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Navratan Pulao - SK Khazana

Navratan Pulao - SK Khazana Recipe Card


Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Navratan Pulao - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Long grain rice washed and soaked for 30 minutes 1 1/2 cups

  • Medium potato cut into small cubes 1

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) cubes 1/2 cup

  • Carrot cubes 1/2 cup

  • Cauliflower cut into small florets 1/2 cup

  • Mushrooms sliced 1/2 cup

  • Soya granules soaked 1/4 cup

  • Corn kernels boiled 1/2 cup

  • French beans cut into strips 1/2 cup

  • Green peas blanched 1/2 cup

  • Ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Cashewnuts 10-12

  • Almonds 8-10

  • Raisins 15-18

  • Cloves 3-4

  • Black peppers 5-6

  • Green cardamoms 2-3

  • Caraway seeds (shahi jeera) 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat ghee in a deep non-stick dish pan, cashewnuts, almonds and raisins and shallow-fry for 2-3 minutes. Drain into a bowl.

Step 2

Add cloves, peppercorns, green cardamom, caraway seeds, potato and cottage cheese and sauté till light brown.

Step 3

Add carrot, cauliflower, mushrooms, soya granules, corn kernels, French beans and green peas, mix and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4

Add rice, salt and 3½ cups water and mix well. Add the fried nuts, mix well, cover and cook till done.

Step 5

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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