Navratan Pulao

Last month , my coconut rice recipe got featured by FortuneFoods… And they sent me a bag of this amazing biryani rice..

It’s Sunday I decided to make Navratan pulao with the special is so called because it has 9 types of vegetables in it .. 

Happy to share the recipe with you..



  • 100 grams Paneer
  • 1 Cup long grained basmati Rice
  • One each of star anise,dalchini,laung and elaichhi
  • 1tsp shahjeera
  • 4tbsp ghee
  • Thinly sliced onion and potatoes half cup each
  • Kismis and kaju 10-12 each
  • Mix vegetables – 2 cup ( peas,carrot,beans,cauliflower)
  • Chopped tomatoes- 1/2 cup
  • 1/4tsp garam masala
  • 1tsp pulao masala (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp each haldi and red chilli powder
  • 1/2 cup Hung curd 
  • Salt and sugar to taste.
  • For garnishing Kedar 10-12 strands soaked in 2tbsp warm milk.
  • 1 bay leaf 
  • 1 tsp kewra water 


1. Cook rice adding salt, kewra water ,bay leaf and star anise.

2. Grate paneer . Add salt, ginger green chillies . Make small balls and deep fry.

3. Heat ghee . Fry onions, potatoes, kaju and kismis separately. Keep aside.

4. In leftover ghee, add shahjeera, dalchini , laung, elaichhi and star anise from the rice.

5. Add vegetables and cook till vegetables are tender.

6. Add tomatoes, turmeric, red chilli powder, salt and sugar . Add hung curd. 

7. Finally add rice, fried onions, potatoes , cashew and raisins.

Garnish with soaked Kesar and serve. 

  1. To fasten the process . The vegetables can be pressure cooked until soft but firm.
  2. Layer the rice and vegetables separately in a baking dish. Cover with aluminium foil and bake it for 20 minutes @ 180degree preheated oven . 
  3. Serve with onion raita as accompaniment . 

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