How to make Nimbuwala Pulao -

Bursting with lemon flavour – lemon grass, lemon rind and lemon juice combine well in this pulao.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Basmati Rice (बासमती चावल), Lemongrass

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Nimbuwala Pulao

Nimbuwala Pulao 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 Nimbuwala Pulao Recipe

  • Basmati Rice soaked 3 cups

  • Lemongrass 1 bunch

  • Lemon rind 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Cinnamon sticks 2 one-inch

  • Star anise 1

  • Black cardamoms 2

  • Green cardamoms 2

  • Black peppercorns 1 teaspoon

  • Cloves 4

  • Mace (javitri) blade 1

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Adjust the rice cooker on cook mode. Add ghee and when it melts, add bay leaves, cinnamon, star anise, black cardamoms, green cardamoms, black peppercorns, cloves, mace, cumin seeds and sauté till fragrant.

Step 2

Add lemon grass and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Drain and add basmati rice, lemon rind, salt, lemon juice and mix. Add 6 cups water. Cover and cook till done. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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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.