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How to make Navratan Pulao | Your Food Fantasy

Navratan Pulao

Pulao or Pulav or PIlaf Rice made with 9 unique spices to leave anyone asking for more.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Soaking 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8 Portions
Calories 411 kcal



  • Wash and soak rice for 20 minutes. After that boil 4 cup of water in a big pot and add half teaspoon salt and rice to it. Once they are 80 percent cooked, strain them in a colander and keep aside.
  • Heat 2 tablespoon of ghee in a big pan and fry cashews, almonds and raisins till they are golden brown. Take them out and keep aside.
    Making of Navratan Pulao | Your Food Fantasy
  • To the same pan, add rest 2 tablespoon ghee. Keep the heat to medium. Add bay leaves, green and black cardamom, cumin seeds, peppercorns, Cloves and cinnamon stick. Sauté for a minute and then add onions to it.
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  • Once the onion are golden add grated ginger, potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, beans and asparagus. Sauté for a minute and cover the pan for 3-4 minutes. Now add capsicum, tomatoes, chillies, green peas and sauté these vegetables till they are soft and tender.
  • Add paneer, sweetcorn, fried cashews, almonds, raisins and salt and mix. Now add cooked rice to the pan and mix gently so that rice don’t break. Pour saffron milk and cover the pan with lid. Cook it over low heat for 7-8 minutes and switch off the heat.
    How to make Navratan Pulao | Your Food Fantasy
  • Transfer the navratan pulao on a serving plate and enjoy it hot.
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  1. You can also use any easy cooking vegetable of your choice in this recipe like broccoli etc.
  2. I have used Desi Ghee/Clarified butter in my recipe however you can alternate it with olive oil/ refined Oil.
  3. Don’t overcook the vegetables while sautéing as we want them to be soft and crunchy together.


Nutrition Facts
Navratan Pulao
Amount Per Serving
Calories 411 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 475mg21%
Potassium 540mg15%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 11g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword gluten free, Pulao, Rice