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Coconut Milk Pulao

Coconut Milk Pulao | Coconut Rice Pulao

Coconut Milk Pulao is simple and mild rice with full of flavours that goes perfect with any veg/non-veg gravy. This Pulao is prepared with coconut milk and spices. You can prepare this pulao within 30 minutes and is perfect for the lunch box and for small get-togethers.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course, Rice
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 People
Author: Pavani


  • Basmati rice- 1 cup
  • Coconut Milk -1 ½ cup
  • Ginger garlic paste- 2tsp
  • Shah Jeera – 1tsp
  • Sliced onions- 2
  • Slit green chillies- 4
  • Bay leaves- 2
  • Cloves- 4
  • Cinnamon stick- ½ inch
  • Cardamom pods- 2
  • Roasted cashew nuts for garnishing
  • Ghee- 4tbsp
  • Oil- 1tsp
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash and soak the basmati rice for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile slice the onions, green chillies and keep aside.
  • Heat a non-stick pan, add ghee, oil once they heat, add shah jeera along with cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaves and cardamom pods.
  • Next add the sliced onions, green chillies and sauté them till onions change its colour.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes.
  • Drain the water from the rice and add to the saucepan and mix gently without
  • breaking the rice and fry for a minute.
  • Add 1 ½ cup coconut milk along with the ½ cup of hot water and check the seasonings.
  • Cover with lid and cook on low flame for 15 minutes or till the rice is cooked.
  • Then gently fluff up the rice with a fork and transfer into a serving plate and garnish with fried cashew nuts.
  • Enjoy this delicious coconut milk pulao with your favourite gravy


  • You can prepare this pulao with normal rice also instead of basmati rice.
  • If you want you can add veggies to this pulao.
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