I have a very busy life! Three kids, work, running my own business... there is very little time to stop and smell the roses. I love it though and wouldn't trade it for anything! Having said that, I am always looking for ways to simplify things and make life easier and less stressful. Giving my family nutritious meals that didn't take me all day to cook is top of mind for me.
Pulaos are a favorite in my repertoire - they can be cooked fairly quickly, are wholesome, tasty and a one-dish meal! Pulaos are rice-based and could include ingredients like vegetables and/ or meat. Long-grained rice varieties like Basmati are often used to prepare them. Sometimes the rice and other ingredients are cooked together in spices and broth, while other times the rice is par boiled and the vegetable and/ or meat are cooked in the spices and the rice is then added and stir-fried with them. Pulaos are often served with Raitas and chutneys or pickles.
From the humble Hara Bhara Pulao and my Mum's Junglee Pulao to my Mother-in-law's recipe for classic North Indian Yakhni Pulao (pictured above) and Oven Cooked Chicken Pulao, they're all delicious and will leave you wanting more! Enjoy!
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