Pearl onion Pulao

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 cups - basmati rice
  • 15-20 - shallots/small onions
  • 10- garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 2-whole spices (bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon stick and cardamom)
  • 1/2 cup - scrambled paneer
  • 1 cup - fresh cream or yogurt
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • To grind:
  • 1 tbsp - coriander seeds
  • 1- cardamom
  • 1- cinnamon sticks
  • 2- cloves
  • 1 tsp - peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp - fennel seeds

How to Make Pearl onion Pulao

  • Dry roast the coriander seeds, peppercorns and fennel seeds and grind along with cardamom, cinnamon stick and cloves as fine powder and keep aside.
  • Heat enough oil in a pressure cooker, fry the whole spices until they turn brown.
  • Wash and soak the rice with 2 cups of water for 5 minutes.
  • Once the whole spices turns brown, add the garlic cloves and shallots, saute everything well until the onions turns translucent.
  • Add the spice powder as per need, saute again for few seconds.
  • Add the rice, scrambled paneer and salt, saute for few minutes.
  • Now add the soaked water, yogurt or cream and close the pressure cooker with a lid.
  • Cook up to three whistles and Turn off the stove.
  • Recipe courtesy: Priya Easy N Tasty Recipe