How to make Panchranga Pulao -

Delicious pulao prepared using basmati rice and vegetables.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Basmati Rice (बासमती चावल), Carrots (गाजर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Panchranga Pulao

Panchranga 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 : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Panchranga Pulao Recipe

  • Basmati Rice 1 1/2 cups

  • Carrots diced 1 medium

  • French beans diced 6-8

  • Cauliflower 1/2 medium

  • Green peas,shelled 1/4 cup

  • Green capsicum deseeded 1/2 inch pieces 1 medium

  • Pure ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Green cardamoms 3-4

  • Cloves 3-4

  • Black peppercorns 7-8

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Onions thinly sliced 2 medium

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Soak rice in five cups of water for half an hour. Drain. Heat pure ghee in a thick-bottomed pan and add cinnamon, green cardamoms, cloves, peppercorns, bay leaves and cumin seeds.

Step 2

Stir-fry briefly. Add onions and sauté for two to three minutes or till translucent. Add carrot, French beans, cauliflower and green peas and cook for a minute. Add soaked rice and stir fry for a minute. Stir in four cups of water and salt to taste.

Step 3

Bring to a boil and cook on medium heat for three to four minutes, stirring occasionally or until all the water is absorbed. Stir in capsicum, reduce heat and cook covered for six to eight minutes or till rice and vegetables are cooked. Remove from heat and allow standing time of five minutes before serving hot.

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