How to make Poha Pulao - SK Khazana -

Make this Jain Red Rice Poha Pulao as a great variation to the regular pulao. You will not be disappointed.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : red rice poha,

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Brinjal Potato Chilli Fry Chana Pindi Mughlai Jackfruit Malvani Drumstick

Poha Pulao - SK Khazana

Poha Pulao - SK Khazana 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 : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Poha Pulao - SK Khazana Recipe

  • red rice poha 1 1/2 cups

  • Oil 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Green cardamom 2

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Cloves 3-4

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Green chillies slit 2

  • Sweet corn kernels boiled 1/4 cup

  • Green peas boiled 1/4 cup

  • Cauliflower small, cut into small florets and blanched 1/2

  • Tomato small 1

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • A pinch of sugar

  • Lemon 1/2

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Grated fresh coconut for garnish

  • Fresh coriander sprig for garnish


Step 1

Wash red rice poha and wash it thoroughly with sufficient water and drain.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds, green cardamoms, bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon stick, and sauté till fragrant.

Step 3

Add green chillies and sauté for a few seconds. Add sweet corn, green peas, cauliflower, and tomato and sauté well. Cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 4

In the poha, add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, coriander-cumin powder, salt and a large pinch of sugar.

Step 5

Add the poha mixture to the pan, squeeze lemon juice into the pan.

Step 6

Add coriander leaves and mix well. Cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 7

Transfer the poha pulao on a serving dish, garnish with grated coconut and coriander sprig. Serve hot.

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