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Thursday, 20 February 2014

Pumpkin Pulao ( Briyani Flavor)

Pumpkins are not a particular popular vegetable for pulao or briyani,  but this dish is a perfect combination of flavors.

 Ingredients:
briyani rice - 1 cup
pumpkin chunks - 100 gm
sliced onion - 1
green chilli - 2
ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
briyani masala - 2 tsp
fresh thick yogurt - 2 tbsp
lime juice - 2 tsp
chopped coriander & mint leaves - 2 tbsp
ghee / oil - 2 tbsp
salt - to taste.

 Serves - 2-3.

Steps to follow:
Rinse and soak rice for 30 minutes and get ready with all ingredients.


 Heat oil ghee mix in a heavy bottomed vessel.
 Saute onion till slight brown.
 Add ginger garlic paste.
 Saute well till raw smell goes in a  low flame.
 Add green chilli and chopped coriander mint leaves.Stir well.
 Add yogurt and mix well.

 Add briyani masala.
 Low the flame and stir well.
 Add pumpkin chunks, mix and allow it to cook for 2 minutes.

 Add soaked rice and fry gently.


 Add 2 cups of hot water and salt to taste.
 Let it boil, close with lid and low the flame.
 When the rice gets cooked sprinkle lime juice and mix, then  cover with aluminium foil and lid.Switch off the flame.
Let it stand for 15 minutes.
 Open and mix gently and serve.


Serve  with raitha or pickle. Enjoy ! Suitable for kids lunch box.




Sending this to Kids Lunch Box Recipes.

10 comments:

Sathya Priya said...

Thats very different biriyani ...Looks awesome

chikkus Kitchen said...

Very innovative and yummy pulao Akka :)

nayana said...

adding pumpkin to pulav is very new to me, looks delcious...

divya said...

Very tempting clicks ........... Looks so yummy!

Sangeetha Priya said...

interesting puloa!!!

Ruchi Indu said...

Very interesting Pulao... IT will have a sweet and spicy taste I guess...

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Arjunan Akilandeswari said...

Very new dish to me... Won't the pumpkins becomes more mushy??

Razina Javed said...

Biryani luks nice n flavorful....

Magees kitchen said...

Looks great....and very new to me

Sandhya Khattri said...

Interesting, This is new to me. Looking delicious