Meatball Pulav

Meatball Pulav is a popular Indian Main
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Family Friendly
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Pressure Cook
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Serves 4
Rated 3 based on 100 votes


1.5 cups - Rice

For meatballs:

1/2 kg - minced Meat

1 tsp - Garlic Ginger paste

1/2 tsp - each of Turmeric powder, Garam Masala (all spice) powder, coriander powder

1 - medium onion, finely chopped, minced

1 - finely chopped Green chilli

1 tsp - Vinegar

For gravy:

2 - large chopped Onions

3 - red dried chillies

1/2 inch piece - Cinnamon stick

3 - large tomatoes, chopped

1/2 tsp - pepper powder

1/2 tsp - cumin powder

2 tbsp - Ghee

2 - Bay Leaves

Salt and pepper to taste

Salt and Lime as required

Chopped coriander - 3 tbsp

Cashewnuts and Raisins


  1. To make meat balls, mix minced meat with all the other ingredients.
  2. Make 1 inch diameter meat balls by lightly pressing with the palm and then shaping into desired shapes. Set aside.
  3. For the gravy, add red chillies, bay leaves and cinnamon in 1 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker.
  4. Then add in the onions and saute well.
  5. Add tomatoes and cook till they soften.
  6. Then add 3 cups water, salt, pepper, cumin and ghee, and then put in the meatballs.
  7. Close and cook for 1 whistle in the pressure cooker or until the meat is cooked. Remove the meatballs and keep aside.
  8. Wash the rice and add it to the gravy in the cooker.
  9. Cook the rice in this liquid. Once cooked, add the meat balls.
  10. Taste and add salt and lime as required.
  11. Add chopped coriander, cover and toss well. Simmer for 2-3 mins.
  12. Serve garnished with raisins and nuts.

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