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Shahi Onion Pulao

5 from 5 votes

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..
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsBrunch, Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Taste Salty, Savoury
Servings 3


  • 250 gm Basmati rice
  • 4 Onions
  • 1 bunch Spring onions chopped into small pieces
  • 4 Green chilies slit
  • 1 tsp White pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 5 Cloves
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 1 Cardamom
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 3 tbsp Oil


  • Slice the onions into thin long pieces and keep aside. Wash Basmati rice once and drain the water and keep the rice aside for 10 minutes.
  • 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 cinnamon and stir few seconds. Then add the pepper powder and required salt.
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  • Now add the drained Basmati rice into the pan and stir gently. Measure the rice and add 2 times of water from the measurement of rice. (1:2)
  • Close the pan with a lid and keep the flame to minimum. While the rice is getting cooked in another stove heat a kadhai and fry the onions with remaining oil and butter patiently.
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  • When the onions are half fried add the chilies. Keep frying till the onions become dark golden colour. Now add the chopped spring onions to it and mix well.
  • 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.
  • Garnish with roasted cashews and cilantro. Serve hot with any gravy like Paneer masala, Kadhai Vegetables or Baby corn Manchurian.

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5 from 5 votes

Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 581 kcal | Carbohydrates: 87 g | Protein: 8 g | Fat: 23 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11 g | Trans Fat: 0.4 g | Cholesterol: 20 mg | Sodium: 273 mg | Potassium: 359 mg | Fiber: 7 g | Sugar: 9 g | Vitamin A: 330 IU | Vitamin C: 20 mg | Calcium: 82 mg | Iron: 2 mg

Subhashni Venkatesh
Subhashni Venkatesh

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