Pakistani Pilau or Pulao Rice is a traditional style of making rice in Pakistan. Basically, pilau rice is a mixer of meat and rice. And pilau can be cook with different kinds of meat such as chicken pilau and beef pilau are such two prominent types. And pilau can also cook with different types of vegetables. However, its appealing colour and delicious taste are made from turmeric powder, cloves, and cinnamon. Therefore, this pilau rice has an aromatic smell and yummy taste and really packs a punch of flavour.
Kinds of Pulao Rice:
In Pakistani cuisine there are so many types of rice dishes, pulao rice is one of them. Interestingly, Pilao has its own categories depending upon its ingredients and taste. I have mentioned some of its kinds below:
Chicken pulao is one of the famous and the most delicious pulao. As its name shows that this kind of paleo is made with chicken meat. Many restaurants and desi hotels have chicken pulao on their menus. Not only restaurants but almost every household in the region also have chicken pulao lovers.
If you want to taste your buds with aromatic and juicy pulao then you should try Beef pulao. I promise that you will never forget the taste ever. However, this type of pulao is cooked in beef and serve with desi Raita. Desi Raita can be made with chopped fresh mint leaves and green chillies. Beef pulao can be cook in many ways but the Banao Beef Pulao recipe is the prominent one.
This is not compulsory for pulao that it can only be cook with different kinds of meat. You can also make pulao with different vegetables. Every person on this earth has their own standards and choice of food. Some people do not like to take meat in their food. So, if you are a pulao lover and you have problems with meat then you can make vegetable pulao. Cauliflower, Green Pae, and green bean are the prominent vegetables which used in vegetable pulao.
Alo Wala Pulao:
This type of pulao is basically an extension or sub kind of vegetable pulao. In Alo Wala pulao sweet potato is the primary ingredient, along with other compulsory ingredients such as rice, oil, spice, etc. In some parts of the region, this pulao is also called simple (Sada) pulao. Its recipe is very simple and easy to cook. Alo Wala pulao is the best cure for quick hunger.
Though every Pakistani dish has its own unique taste Pakistani pilau rice has its own delicacy. When you take a spoon of juicy silly rice that give you a rich mouth taste and the most appealing aroma. Thus, pilau rice is amazingly yummy and buttery in taste. However, the taste may vary with the meat in which pilau rice is cooked. I have made chicken pilau but if you like more moist rice dishes then you can cook pilau with beef.
Major Ingredients For Pakistani pilau Rice:
Pilau rice is rice cooked in spices and oil stocks. However, there are different types of Pilau rice depending on what you make the masala with. Vegetable pilau rice, beef pilau rice, and chicken pilau rice are some such types of pilau rice recipes. The recipe that I have mentioned is chicken pilau rice and which is also known as brown pilau rice. Its brownish colour is so appealing and it can be enhanced by frying the onions until they golden brown.
Pakistani rice dishes are famous for their spices and flavours. But this is not the only key in Pakistani pilau rice popularity. Along with that when you cook pilau rice without making it break and mushy the shape of the rice is equally important. So, when you making pilau rice according to my recipe, you should keep in mind the shape of the rice is equally important. I have shared with you the pilau recipe which is very unique and secret, though no secret at all. And you can also learn the trick from my recipe which makes perfect pilau right from the start.