There are a few dishes with as much heart as a pulao. A pulao simply reminds one of the rich traditions of ancient India, and is a dish as delicious as none other.

Check out the Coconut pulao recipe. You are sure to love it and the dish is high on taste and nutrition as well.

It is a fine change to try out at home, or serve for parties as well!



Preparation Time: 4 minutes

Cooking Time: 6 minutes

Serves 2


1 cup Basmati rice

1 onion, sliced

2 cloves

25 mm. (1") stick cinnamon

2 green cardamoms

1/4 cup green peas

1 carrot, sliced

1 cup thick coconut milk

2 tbsp cashew nuts, fried lightly

1 tsp butter

1 tsp oil

Salt to taste

The next dish in this segment of 'Cooking Under 10 Minutes' is 'Coconut Pulao'.

Pulao (rice dish) is very famous in India.

There might be over 200 variations of the Pulao.

Today, we are going to make 'Coconut milk Pulao.'

Let's check out the ingredients

Oil, Butter, Cloves, Stick Cinnamon, Green Cardamoms, Lemon, Sliced Onion, Green Peas, Sliced Carrot, Basmati Rice, Coconut Milk, Grated Coconut, Chopped Coriander, Cashewnuts, Salt to taste

Now let's check out the procedure.

Firstly, let's take a pressure cooker.

Add one tablespoon oil and one tablespoon butter.

We are using the oil, butter combination so that the butter does not get charred.

We have to add 2-3 cloves, a small stick of cinnamon, 2 green cardamoms.

We have to cook it in hot oil for 15-20 seconds.

Now we will add a cup of sliced onions.

Generally, we sauté onions right till they are golden brown while preparing pulao.

But not while making the 'Coconut Milk Pulao'.

We have to make them translucent.

The onions have now turned translucent.

Now we will add half a cup of green peas and half a cup of sliced carrots.

Now let's add in Basmati Rice and half a bowl of coconut milk.

Add in Cashew nuts and salt to taste.

We have to saute the rice with coconut milk for 10-15 seconds on low flame.

Now the rice is nicely done.

Now we will add in 1 1/2 cup of pre boiled water.

We now need to replace the lid on to the cooker and cook it for just one whistle.

And the Pulao would be ready.

We can now take the Pulao in a serving dish and add some butter on to the top.

The delicious coconut pulao is ready!

Choose to garnish it with chopped coriander and pieces of coconut.

Find a video for this recipe at

And to stay updated with new and exciting recipes every Wednesday and Saturday, subscribe to the YouTube channel for Kitchen Library!

Get your copy of Tarla Dalal Kitchen Library, only at TeleSky Shopping

The Kitchen Library includes the following:

- DVDs - 3 [with step by step video demonstrations of 180 recipes.]

- Books - 15 [covers 875 recipes]

Author's Bio: 

Harshad has been into freelance writing for some time now. Some of the topics he loves to write about are health, wellness, life & lifestyle, fitness & spirituality.