Bengali Pulao



We make different types of pulao, fried rice etc. But I love this simple flavourful pulao. My mother always made it with rich mutton curry and tomato chutney.

Try this Bengali style pulao with non veg curry or any spicy curry.



Rice – 1 glass,  I measured in a glass. 

Ghee/clarified butter – 2-3 tablespoon

Cardamom – 4 broken

Cinnamon – 1 inch piece

Cloves – 3-4

Bay leaf – 1

Cumin seed – 1 tsp

Ginger – 1 inch piece, grated

Cashew nuts and raisins – as much as you wish to add

Water – 1 and 1/2 glass

Salt and sugar to taste


Heat ghee in a pan. Add cumin seeds. Let it crackle. Add bay leaf, cardamom cinnamon and cloves.

Then add the rice. Fry for some time. Stir gently. Add cashew nuts and raisins. Add grated ginger, salt and sugar. Saute for 1 minute more.

Add water and microwave for 12 to 15 minutes. Check after 12 minutes, if its perfect then switch off the microwave. Keep the rice in microwave for  10 – 15 minutes more.

You can pressure cook it too.
Heat ghee or clarified butter in pressure cooker. After frying and mixing all the ingredients close the lid. Switch off the flame after one whistle. And its ready.

Serve hot with any spicy curry.
Or you can enjoy it with dum aalu and a sweet and sour chutney.