Nutrella Pulao (Serves 5-6; Preparation Time: 40 minutes)

Pulao is one such dish without which you can’t imagine a dinner. You always have the choice of keeping the simple jeera rice but if you’re in mood for something more elaborate and have some time in hand, this pulao will definitely earn you some accolades.

The juicy taste of nutrella makes this pulao special, and it goes well with our party menu dal makhani and kadhai paneer.


  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cup nutrella chunks, boiled (as per the instructions on the pack)
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 5  tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2 cloves
  • 3-4 whole peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp corriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1″ ginger finely chopped
  • Salt to taste 
  • ¼tsp sugar
  • About 1 cup finely chopped carrot and beans (Optional- adds colour to the pulao)
  • 2 tbsp oil


  • Soak rice in water for about half an hour

  • Take a heavy based pan, heat a tsp a oil/ghee, add cumin, followed by two cloves, one bay leaf and three four whole peppercorns, once they crackle, add water and let it boil

  • Once the water comes to a boil, simmer the gas, and add rice (drain water from the soaked rice), add the chopped carrots and beans, cover and cook for about 14-15 minutes OR till the rice is cooked properly, switch the gas off and keep aside


  • In a separate pan pan/wok heat the oil; add ginger and saute for about a minute, then add finely chopped onion, once they turn light brown (should take about 5-7 minutes, add the tomatoes and spices and salt along with a few granules of sugar, keep stirring till the tomatoes leave the oil (should take 10-15 minutes)

  • Add boiled nutrella (squeeze the nutrella chunks to get rid of excess water) and cook for 5 more minutes, so that they absorb the onion and tomato masala

  • Now add the nutrella to the cooked rice, mix gently to ensure the rice does not break

  • Sprinkle some garam masala and granish with chopped corriander leaves

    2 Comments Add yours

    1. I tried this recipe today and it came out aweeeesome!! Thank you!!

    2. Thanks for your feedback, I am happy to know it turned out good. Have you tried any other recipes from my blog? Would love to hear

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