Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Very long time ago, I have learned this from a friend. It will be more delicious than any other pulao as it has so many ingredients in it like dal, sago, rice flakes, vermicelli and rice. It takes a little more time to arrange every thing but the final result will be very tasty and worthy.

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Rice flakes- half cup
Cooked basmati rice- half cup
Tuar dal- half cup
Finely sliced Onion-2
Chopped tomato—4 cups
vermicilli- half cup
Sago- half cup
Red chillies-3
Asafetida- half sp
Turmeric powder- half sp
Salt to taste
Shredded coconut- 1 cup
Cashew nuts-2 tbsp
Ghee- 2 tbsp
Oil- 4 tbsp
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Cumin seeds- half sp
Black gram- 1 tsp

Fry the following ingredients in a tsp of oil and then grind coarsely:

Green chillies-6
Coriander leaves- a handful,
Curry leaves-1/4 cup
Ginger- 1 tsp


Boil the sago in lots of water.
When it is ¾ th done add the vermicelli with enough salt.
When they are cooked, drain them in a colander.
Soak the dal in enough water for half an hour.
Then drain the water and grind it with the red chillies, asafetida and salt to a coarse paste.
Heat a pan and pour a tbsp of oil.
Add the coarse paste and fry them on slow fire until it turns like bread crumbs [usili].
Wash the rice flakes, drain the water thoroughly and keep it away.
In a pan pour a tbsp of ghee and fry the cashew nuts first and then add the coconut and fry for a few minutes until it turns golden brown.
Heat a big pan and pour the remaining oil and the ghee.
Add the mustard seeds and when they splutter add the cumin seeds and the black gram.
Fry them for a few seconds.
Add the onion slices and fry them to golden brown.
Add the tomato with the turmeric powder and fry them until they are mashed and the oil floats on top.
Add the rice flakes with a little salt and mix well.
Then add the cooked rice and mix well.
Cook for a few minutes.
Then add the dal mixture and cook again for a few minutes mixing well.
Add the ground mixture and mix well.
Lastly add the sago and the vermicelli.
Cook for a few minutes mixing them thoroughly.
Add the coconut and the cashew nuts.
Mix well.
The delicious mixed pulao is ready now!!


  1. The pulao is truely tempting mam..absolutely delicious.

  2. Pulao looks very yummy..beautifully done!

    US Masala

  3. delicious pulao..nice click..Thanks for your wishes on my blog.

  4. Hi,

    The pulao looks yummy..Just joined in your blog!!:)


  5. a pulao with a mix of poha nad rice sounds nice.

  6. u have done it so perfectly.looks very good.

  7. The pulao is truly tempting mam..absolutely delicious.

  8. Delicious pulao..liked ur version!!

  9. Thanks a lot for the appreciation pavithra!

  10. Thank you very much for the nice comment Aipi!

  11. Thanks a lot for the lovely comment Nithubala!

  12. Thank you very much for the appreciation Menaga!

  13. Thanks for joining in my blog as well as for the nice comment Sameena!!

  14. Nice blog..first time here..u have got wonderful recipes

  15. interesting recipe, tempting picture, great

  16. Thanks a lot for the nice comment Asiya!

  17. Welcome back Suhaina!
    And thanks a lot for the nice appreciation!!

  18. Thank you very much for the warm appreciation Dhivya!

  19. Thanks a lot for the lovely comment Kothiyaavunu!!

  20. Thanks a lot for the lovely comment Priya!

  21. Thank you very much for the nice appreciation krishnaveni!

  22. Mrs.Mano:
    Thanks for a very different recipe. Can we serve this with your peanut carrot pachadi?

  23. Dear Cdj!

    Welcome to my blog! This pulao is a wholesome food. there is no need for a heavy salad as a side dish! If you feel the carrot and peanut raita is not heavy, then it is ok. In my home, we always have this with a light cucumber curd salad and potato chips!