Podi Rice

Hey all!! I have posted my recipe on Podi Idli and in that I have posted the podi powder recipe. Using the same podi powder I have made this podi rice which is basically like a pulao and you can have it for your lunch and also give it in tiffin. This pulao is a bit wet and not dry like regular pulao recipes. The podi gives a unique taste to the pulao and is bit different then the regular pulao recipes. It is bit spicy but very delicious. Serve it with raita and papad. Lets get cooking…

For recipe of Podi click on the link below:



Rice – 1 cup

Tomatoes paste (puree) – 2 cups

Onions paste (pureed) – 1 cup

French Beans (chopped) – 100 grams

Potato (chopped) – 1 potato

Capsicum (chopped) – 1 medium

Carrot (chopped) – 1 cup

Water 2 cups

Podi – 2 tbsp

Pulao Masala – 2 tbsp

Ginger-green chilly paste – 1 tbsp

Oil – 2 tbsp

Asafoetida/hing – 1 tsp

Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp

Coriander leaves (chopped) – 1/4 cup

Salt as per taste

For pulao masala:

Cumin Seeds – 1 tbsp

Black Pepper – 1 tbsp

Taj/ Cinnamon – 1 inch

Coriander Seeds – 1 tbsp

Bay leaf – 1 piece

Kashmiri Red Chillies – 2-3 pieces

Cardamom – 4 pieces

Clove – 4 pieces

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Caraway Seeds/ Shah Jeera – 2 tsp

Salt – 1/2 tsp


1) Soak the rice for atleast an hour. Dry roast and grind together all the ingredients for pulao masala and store in an airtight container.

2) In a pressure cooker add the oil. Once warm add the hing and cumin seeds. Once they start to crackle add the ginger-green chilly paste and saute for few seconds. Now add the onion paste and saute again for 3-4 minutes till it turns translucent.

3) Now add the tomato paste and in this add the prepared pulao masala, podi and salt and cook till oil separates. Now add the french beans, potato, carrot, capsicum and soaked rice and mix it all well.

4) Finally add the water and cook on high flame till 5 whistles. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with raita.

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I am a lawyer by profession but cooking has been my passion and hence my journey began as a home cook. I have been working with vegetarian recipes and post my recipes using simple ingredients and easy methods to follow.


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