pulao recipePulao is a very popular rice item in Bengal. Specially we love govindo bhog chaler pulao. This rice has its own taste & aroma. Completely unique. This is a very very simple recipe which tastes too good.

What do you need to make Pulao

250 gm govindobhog rice (if not available you can use Jeera Rice)
3-4 cardamom
1 cinnamon stick 
1/2 tsp sauf
1 bay leaf
3-4 cloves
6-7 black pepper seeds
4 tsp ghee (We generally use a bit more ghee, if you want you can add more)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (optional)
Salt as per taste
3 tsp sugar (Pulao is a sweet rice recipe)
Cashew nuts
Peanuts
Raisin (kismish)

How to make Pulao

govindo bhog chaler pulao recipe

Wash the rice properly and drain water completely.
Heat a pan and add ghee.
Let the ghee gets properly heated.
Fry the peanuts, cashew nuts together and keep them aside.
Now add rice to the pan.
Add turmeric powder, salt.
Now mix everything properly.
We need to stir the rice in ghee regularly. This way we will fry the rice for next 8-10 minute.
When the rice color changes, add fried nuts and kishmish.
Keep the rice aside.

pulao recipe

Now add enough water. Measure will be like, for 1 cup rice take 2 cup water.
Now add bay leaf, sauf, cinnamon, cardamom, clove & black pepper in hot water.
cook them for 2-3 min so that all the flavours mixes in the water.
You can also put all these spices in a white cotton cloth and then dip that potli into the water.
Later you can remove that.
Add sugar to that water and mix all of them properly.

Now add the rice mixture prepared earlier.
Cover the pan with lid and cook on low heat.
After15-17 min your pulao will be ready.
Serve hot with some spicy dish (may be spicy chicken or paneer item), as this is a sweet rice item.


You can add lot of vegetables to this rice recipe. In that case fry the vegetables separately & then add to the rice. 



  • https://plus.google.com/115939151362131039112 as

    Absolutely yummy!I love to have this sweet rice with salad and a simple raita.

    • https://plus.google.com/100842027776343623311 Manidipa

      Yes, its just awesome with some raita or spicy dish.

  • https://plus.google.com/103185088399567349686 Padhu

    Looks so tempting!

  • https://plus.google.com/100842027776343623311 Manidipa

    Thanks for your comments

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02806613341538564779 Sayantani

    amar gobindobhog chaler pulao bhishon priyo. ami generally microwave e banai. darun hoeche tomarta.

    • https://plus.google.com/100842027776343623311 Manidipa

      Thanks….love to know about your recipe also in microwave.

  • https://plus.google.com/116222962651832844592 Dayeeta Roy

    @Manidipa:Nice pulao..this is typically bengali, isnt it?
    I love it with alu-r dom.
    ;-)

    cheers,
    my blog: dayeetasworld.blogspot.nl
    dayeeta

    • https://plus.google.com/100842027776343623311 Manidipa

      @Dayeeta, yes, it is fully Bengali..sweet & simple!
      You have a blog. Very nice writings. Loved the মামা বাড়ির মজা..

  • https://plus.google.com/111007625882715895849 sowmya’s creative saga

    very nice..looks yumm..love the mildly spiced flavour..

    • https://plus.google.com/100842027776343623311 Manidipa

      Thanks…