How to make Multigrain Pulao -

A delightful mixture of barley, basmati rice and quinoa makes this pulao stand out.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Chicken on Bone, Brown basmati rice (ब्राउन बास्मती चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Multigrain Pulao

Multigrain Pulao Recipe Card


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 : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Multigrain Pulao Recipe

  • Chicken on Bone cut into 2 inch pieces 400 grams

  • Brown basmati rice soaked 1/2 cup

  • White basmati rice soaked 1 cup

  • Quinoa 1/4 cup

  • Onions 2 medium

  • Black cardamom 1

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Cloves 4-5

  • Black peppercorns 1 teaspoon

  • Barley soaked 1/4 cup

  • Potato 1 large

  • Green chillies 4-5

  • Dried plums soaked 4-5

  • Buttermilk 1 1/2 cups

  • Chicken stock 3 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Micro shoots for garnishing


Step 1

Roughly chop onions.

Step 2

Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan, add black cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and peppercorns and let them splutter. Add onions and sauté till translucent. Add chicken pieces and mix well.

Step 3

Roughly chop potato.

Step 4

Roughly break green chillies and add to the pan. Add barley and mix well. Add brown rice and white rice and mix well. Add potato and mix well.

Step 5

Add dried plums and mix well. Add quinoa and mix well. Add buttermilk and chicken stock and mix again.

Step 6

Add salt and mix well. Cover and cook on medium heat till the grains and chicken are fully done.

Step 7

Transfer the multigrain pulao onto a serving platter, garnish with micro shoots and serve hot.

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