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Shahi Onion Pulao

Shahi Onion Pulao
Shahi Onion Pulao
  • Prep time
  • Cooking time
  • Serves3 Person(s)
  • CategoryVeg
  • Cuisine TypeIndian
  • Good for Brunch , Lunch , Dinner

About this recipe

A rich aromatic Pulao that pairs excellent with any spicy gravy and makes the occasion grand. Here is the simple recipe of the royal pulao..

Ingredients for Shahi Onion Pulao

  • Basmathi rice 250 gms
  • Onions 4
  • Spring onions a bunch chopped into small pieces
  • Slitted green chillies 4
  • White pepper powder 1 tea spoon
  • Cumin seeds 1 tea spoon
  • Bay leaves 2
  • Cloves 5
  • Cinnamon stick an inch
  • Cardamom pod 1
  • Butter 2 tb spoons Oil 3 tb spoons

How to cook Shahi Onion Pulao

  1. Slice the onions into thin long pieces and keep aside. Wash Basmathi rice once and drain the water and keep the rice aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile heat a broad pan with 1 1/2 tb spoons of butter and 1 tb spoons of oil. Add cumin seeds and bay leaves to it. Once the seeds splutter add the spices cloves, cardamom and cinnamom and stir few seconds. Then add the pepper powder and required salt.
    Shahi Onion Pulao
  3. Now add the drained Basmathi rice into the pan and stir gently. Measure the rice and add 2 times of water from the measurement of rice. (1:2)
  4. Close the pan with a lid and keep the flame to minimum. While the rice is getting cooked in another stove heat a kadai and fry the onions with remaining oil and butter patiently.
    Shahi Onion Pulao
  5. When the onions are half fried add the chillies. Keep frying till the onions become dark golden colour. Now add the chopped spring onions to it and mix well.
  6. After 15 minutes take off the lid and make sure the rice is cooked well and no water is left behind. Transfer the fried onion stuff into the rice pan and stir gently without breaking the long grains.
  7. Garnish with roasted cashews and cilantro. Serve hot with any gravy like Paneer masala, Kadai Vegetables or Baby corn Manchurian.
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