Shahi Nutrela Pulao/Biryani

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Shahi Nutrela Pulao/Biryani


Shahi Nutrela Pulao is a unique and different style of making vegetarian biryani. It is a boon for the vegetarians as nutrela chunks has a feel of non veg and is delicious and flavourful. It is a wholesome meal when served with burrani raita or curry.

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :30 Min

Cook Time : 15 Min

Total Time : 45 Min


Serves : 5
  • 1 cups nutrela mini chunks, washed and soaked in water

  • 2 cups cooked long grain kohinoor basmati rice

  • 1/4 tsp saffron (kesar) strands

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 nos cloves

  • 4-5 nos whole pepper

  • 2 nos cinnamon sticks

  • 2 nos green cardamoms

  • 1 nos black big cardamom

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1 tsp finely chopped green chillies

  • 2 nos bay leaves

  • 1 nos javitri

  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder

  • 1 nos carrot medium chopped

  • 1/4 cups french beans finely chopped

  • 1/2 cups boiled green peas.

  • 1 tsp salt or to taste

  • 1 tsp biryani masala

  • 1 tbsp milk

  • 1 tbsp for the garnish: fried cashewnuts


  • Combine the saffron and 1 tablespoon of warm water in a small bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  • Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a broad pan and sauté the french beans, carrots and green peas for 2 minutes on a high flame.
  • Add soaked nutrela chunks and again sauté for a minute. Take it out in a bowl and keep aside.
  • Heat the ghee in the same pan, add the cloves, cinnamon, black and green cardamoms, cumin seeds, green chillies and bayleaf and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  • Add the chilli powder, and sautéed vegetables and nutrela and green peas and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  • Add the rice, biryani masala, saffron-milk mixture and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  • Garnish with cashewnuts and serve immediately with burrani raita, or any curry.