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Recipe Name: Panchranga Pulao  
Category: Rice Varieties


Prep Time Cook Time Serves



Basmati rice   2 cups
Onions (finely sliced)   2
Carrots (diced)   1
Tomatoes (sliced)   1
Capsicum (diced)   1
Cauliflower   8-10 small florets
Green peas (shelled)   1/4 cup
Peppercorns (crushed)   4-5
Oil   3 tbsp
Cinnamon   3-4
Green cardamom   3-4
Black cardamom   1
Cloves   3-4
Peppercorns   5-6
Bayleaf   1
Cumin seeds   1 tsp
Salt to taste  
Yoghurt   3 tbsp
Lemon juice   2tsp


  • Clean, wash and soak the rice in four cups of water for half an hour. Drain. Whisk the yogurt and keep aside.
  • Peel, wash and thinly slice onions. Peel, wash and dice carrot. String, wash and dice French beans. Wash and slice tomato. Wash, de-seed and slice capsicum. Wash and drain cauliflower florets. Wash and drain green peas.
  • Heat oil in a thick-bottomed pan and add cinnamon, green cardamoms, black cardamom, cloves, whole peppercorns, bay leaf and cumin seeds. Stir-fry briefly.
  • Add sliced onions and sauté for three minutes or until translucent. Add carrots, French beans, cauliflower and green peas, salt and cook for two minutes.
  • Add yogurt to the vegetables. Mix well, add four and one fourth cups of water and cook till the liquid starts boiling.
  • Drain and add the soaked rice, mix well. Cook, uncovered on medium heat for four minutes.
  • Add sliced tomatoes. Stir lightly. Sprinkle crushed peppercorns.
  • Stir in diced capsicum, lemon juice and reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook for eight minutes or till rice and vegetables are cooked.
  • Remove from heat and allow standing time of five minutes before serving.
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size   1cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value'
Total Fat  11g 24%
Saturated Fat  -
Trans Fat  -  
Cholesterol  -
Sodium  620mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate  40g 12%
Dietary Fiber   3g 10%
Protein   2g
Vitamin A   56%   * Vitamin C   58%
Calcium   10% * Iron   1%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending upon your daily needs