Wadian Pulao

Punjabi speciality-spicy dal nuggets in fragrant rice. This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Wadian Pulao
Main Ingredients Urad Dal Wadi, Basmati Rice
Cuisine Punjabi
Course Rice
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Wadian Pulao

  • 5-6 Urad Dal Wadi roughly crushed
  • 1 1/2 cups Basmati Rice soaked
  • 3 tablespoons Oil
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 2 Green cardamoms
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 small Onion sliced
  • 2 Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 large Onions cut into rings and deep fried


  1. Slice off the tops of the capsicums and remove the seeds. In a bowl take onions, half the garlic, rice, mutton mince, salt, crushed dry mint leaves and mix.
  2. Add crushed dry red chillies, crushed roasted dry red chillies and mix well. Stuff the capsicums with this mixture and place them in a pan.
  3. Place the pan on medium heat. Add oil, remaining garlic, tomatoes, tomato puree, salt and red chilli flakes. Add two cups of water and bring it to a boil.
  4. Cover and cook on low heat for twenty five to thirty minutes so that the mutton and the rice get completely cooked.
  5. Serve hot.