Rajasthani Kabuli(Jodhpuri Pulao)

Rajasthani Kabuli or Jodhpuri Pulao from the Royal Kitchens of Jodhpur (Rajasthan).

Rajasthan( a state in western part of India and one of the most internationally popular state) is famous for its rich and traditional culture and cuisine.The people there, their cuisine and the architecture everything represents the rich history. People are now follow their traditional culture whether in their costumes or in food.

One preparation that is very popular among the people there is Jodhpuri Kabuli or Rajasthani Kabuli Pulao that is prepared with dry fruits, vegetables and fresh fruit. Garnishing of fried bread slices and pomegranate pearls sets Rajasthani Kabuli apart from other rich rice preparations.

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Rajasthani Kabuli Pulao

What is Rajasthani( Jodhpuri) Kabuli

Kabuli Pulao is famous in the Jodhpur region, and not many people know about it. It is made in Pucci Dum (Vegetable) Biryani style, where rice and vegetables are cooked separately and then layered in a heavy bottomed vessel or handi and cooked in dum style for 20-30 minutes. The taste of Kabuli is very different from vegetable biryani as the vegetables and nuts are deep fried. Also, many people add fresh fruits like pomegranate or grapes. This pulao also has deep fried bread pieces layered on the top which impart a distinct taste to the whole pulao.

I came across this Pulao years back, while in college(in Ajmer Rajasthan). One of my friend’s mom made this for us when she invited us for lunch. That was something new for us at that time, so out of curiosity we asked about it. I almost forgot about this Pulao, when in one of NDTV’s show by Chef Aditya Bal I saw and remembered how lovingly aunty(friend’s mom) made this for us.Since then made it once or twice after that just to try it  out as the Pulao is very heavy on stomach due to deep-fried nuts and vegetables. But the flavour and taste of this Pulao is very different and unique and what I like in it is the deep fried bread pieces. I know too much oil or deep fried is not good for health but once in a while one should not shy away from this kind of food, if it excites your taste buds. You can always walk an extra mile or do some workout to balance the extra calories!!

This month since I am participating in Mega Blogging Marathon where we have to cook any Pulao/Khichdi or Biryani using at least one grain. I am going alphabet-wise. I wanted to make this Pulao for the letter “J” but I didn’t any pomegranate at my nearby store, so postponed to the letter “R”. But again this week, I didn’t get any pomegranate and so I decided to make it without and pomegranate seeds.The seeds add a nice flavour and color to the Pulao. Do use the it when you make pulao.

Jodhpuri Kabuli

Let’s see how we make this delicious pulao..

The main ingredients of this Pulao are a good quality Basmati rice. Rice should be washed 2-3 times in water, then soaked at least for 30 mins. Rice is then cooked till 80% done and then layered with the curd based veggie gravy.

Potatoes, Cauliflower and peas(in winters) are mainly added to the pulao. A variety of Yam known as Ratallu is also added. I have used potatoes and carrots, along with nuts like cashew nuts, almonds. Since I didn’t have any pomegranate I added some raisins for sweetness. The veggies, nuts and bread pieces are deep fried then add to the spicy curd gravy.

The curd based vegetable curry is then layered with rice and cooked on dum for around 30 minutes on very low heat .

Rajasthani Kabuli Pulao.. A Rajasthani Royal rice preparation ,made with deep fried mixed vegetables, fried bread pieces and topped with fried nuts, raisins and fresh fruits like pomegranate. Learn how to make Rajasthani Kabuli Pulao.

Rajasthani Kabuli Pulao

So do,try this Rajasthani Pulao. that is rich in vegetables, nuts fresh fruits and gets its characteristic taste from the deep fried bread pieces that are added to the pulao.

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This is 16th in my series of A-Z Biryani/Pulao/Khichdi dishes, that I am taking to Mega Blogging Marathon April’19.

Day 18. R.. Rajasthani Kabuli(Jodhpuri Pulao)

This is an event where I along with a group of fellow bloggers are blogging everyday about Biryani/Pulao/Khichdi dishes this whole April, with Sundays off.

My earlier posts for the event..

Day 1. A.. Aloo Matar Ki Tehri

Day 2.  B..Broccoli Mushroom Pulao

Day 3 . C..Chana Dal Khichdi

Day 4. D..Dhaniya Pulao

Day 5. E.. Easy Steamed Rice in Instant Pot with Pot in Pot Method

Day 6. F.. Fresh Mint and Peas Pulao

Day 7. G.. Gatte Ka Pulao

Day 8. H.. Hari Moong Dal Khichdi

Day 9. I.. Iyengar Puliyogare(Instant)

Day 10. J.. Jeera Rice

Day 11. K.. Kashmiri Pulao

Day 12. L.. Lucknowi Veg. Dum Biryani

Day 13. M..Mixed Veg Pulao

Day 14. N.. No-Onion No-Garlic Kadhai Paneer Pulao

Day 15. O.. Oats and Moong Dal Khichdi

Day 16. P.. Pearl Pulao

Day 17. Q..Quinoa Pulao


Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#99

Author: Swati

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25 thoughts

  1. Nice and delicious Pulao. I am fascinated with the fried bread pieces on top of this, something different.

  2. I must say Swaty, the Pulao does look Royal! With fried nuts, bread pieces (my favourite part) this would make an excellent Lunch Menu for guests. A simple Kadhi would be good during summers or Korma is the best, any season! Beautiful images Swaty, they keep getting better and better with every post. Cheers!

    1. Thanks Vidya!!I Blogging is all about sharing and constant learning. do try this on for some special occasion. I personally like it with Rajasthani Kadhi or mint raita..

  3. Wow Swati, this pulao looks so so tempting. Reading how its made, makes me drool. Every state has a different ingredient that is added to their biryanis or pulaos to make it so aromatic and flavorful.

  4. Oh wow this pulao looks stunning and sinful Swati. I had this planned but later found another interesting one so had to skip it. Will surely want to make it sometime!

  5. the fried bread is such a unique addition in this pulao – love to learn about this unique recipe1

  6. I was introduced to this pulao some 15 years back , since then I make it on regular basis and we all enjoy it .
    Pulao has come out very well and would make a perfect show stopper at a dinner table .

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  8. Jodhpuri pulao looks too good. I have made it couple years ago, but your version sounds delicious.

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