Thursday, 21 January 2016

How to make Yellow Rice

Recipe of Fragrant Yellow Rice

Yellow Rice is simple and delicious fragrant rice cooked in traditional Indian spices with the tadka of onion garlic. It is a perfect one pot meal. It is quick, and flavorful. It is easy to cook and healthy. Yellow rice is rich aromatic rice which can be quickly made in jiffy. It is a comforting rice which goes well with any curry dish. It tastes great with a a bowl of raita, pickle and papad.

yellow rice, pulav

The best part about it is that it is very easy to make and filling. It is packed with spices and flavor. It is best for lunch boxes and relished by kids too.

Yellow Rice, pulav

Lets start with the recipe :

Preparation Time   Cooking time Total Time Yield
15 minutes20 minutes35 minutes Serves 4 

Recipe Type : Rice
Cuisine : Indian

Ingredients :
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 1 chopped potato 
  • 1/3 cup chopped paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 8 chopped cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 chopped green chillies
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cloves/laung
  • Salt according to taste
  • Oil
Preparation :
  • Soak rice in water for 30 minutes
  • In a pressure cooker, pour 1 tablespoon of oil and add cumin seeds, cloves, garlic, ginger and green chillies
  • Add onion and let it cook until it turn golden brown
  • Add turmeric, garam masala, coriander powder, pepper and salt and stir
  • Add potato and cottage cheese in it
  • Add rice and 2 1/2 cup of water (as required)
  • Let it cook till two whistle and then turn off the flame
  • Let it cool down until pressure inside cooker comes down naturally
  • Serve hot with raita, pickle and papad


  1. Love your rice recipes dear. Looks so beautiful, flavorful and delicious :-)

  2. Such a simple yet flavorful and delightful rice! Would be perfect for lunch box too!

  3. Such a simple recipe, yet very tasty and filling!

  4. There's something magical about this rice. I love how fragrant and delicious it is. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  5. Simple and delicious. Love the addition of paneer

  6. What a beautiful post, Ritu! I love rice in any form, and this one looks so delish and satisfying. Going to try this soon!

  7. I love yellow rice! Always get it out at my favorite restaurant but never make it at home. Now I will most definitely make it at home with your recipe :)

  8. Tasty and very simple recipe... I am rice lover so I am gonna try this

  9. This yellow rice looks amazing, great colour and flavours, I can't wait to try!


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