What masala to add to pulao?

When it comes to spice powders, only salt, pepper and garam masala are added. Instead of garam masala, you can use readymade or homemade pulao or biryani masala. You can double or triple the recipe.

Is pulao masala and biryani masala the same?

The primary difference between biryani and pulao is the preparation method. Biryani is made using the ‘draining method’ of cooking whereas pulao is made through the ‘absorption method’. The spices used in preparing biryani is high as compared to pulao, this gives the biryani a richer aroma and texture.

Which is better Veg Pulao or veg biryani?

Is vegetable biryani and pulao same?

So, yes – both are available in the vegetarian and non-vegetarian variants, against wide-spread opinion that ‘pulao’ refers to the vegetarian and ‘biryani’ indicates the non-vegetarian version of the same dish. The way each is eaten is also dissimilar.

How do you make spicy pilau?


  1. Heat oil in a sufuria,add in the onion and ginger.
  2. Add pilau masala and salt while stirring continuously to ensure the spices are well-distributed.
  3. Add tomato paste and continue to stir.
  4. Add the washed rice and mix well.
  5. Reduce the heat and allow the rice to simmer while covered.

Which is best Veg Pulao or veg biryani?

What language is pulao?

Certain historical records suggest that the word pulao, in fact, traces its roots from the Sanskrit word “Pulla” (meaning rice and meat).

What is the origin of pulao?

The cultural mesh of Persia, central Asia and India gave birth to an offshoot of pulao, the wonderful biryani; it was in the Mughal kitchens that the elegantly subtle pulao was introduced to the Indian spices giving birth to the delightfully fiery biryani; but that is another food story in itself.

How do you use pilau whole spices?

This spice mix contains cumin seeds, black pepper, cinnamon sticks, cardamom and cloves. Using whole spices adds that authentic natural aroma and taste. When using whole spices you can ground them in a mortar or electric grinder. I like using them whole especially when making Korma.

How do you use pilau seasoning?

Preparation and Usage Use 1 tsp per serving. Top Tips… Add to boiling water when cooking rice. Alternatively, fry the seasoning in a little oil and add to cooked rice or couscous.

How to make restuarant style vegetable pulao?

Making Restuarant Style Vegetable Pulao: Heat the oil in a saucepan on medium heat. Then add whole spices (cinnamon stick, cloves, black cardamom, green cardamom, bay leaand saute for a minute or till you get a nice aroma of spices. Then add onions and cook till onions get soft and translucent.

Is there a recipe card for spicy pulao?

This recipe card (ingredients and instructions) contains both pulao recipes. Choose one as per your liking and requirement. The nutrition info mentioned below is for spicy veg pulao only.

What spices are used in pulao rice?

Lots of whole spices are added which makes the pulao rice very aromatic and flavorful. When it comes to spice powders, only salt, pepper and garam masala are added. Instead of garam masala, you can use readymade or homemade pulao or biryani masala.

Why is basmati rice so good for pulao?

Because basmati rice has long grains and is very fragrant once cooked. Aged basmati rice gives very good results. I have good experience with Tilda, Royal, and 24 Mantra organic basmati rice. version 2 (spicy). Other two methods are also shared on the blog – veg pulao in pressure cooker (traditional stovetop) and Instant pot veg pulao.

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