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Navratan Pulao | How To Make Navratan Pulav

Navratana Pulao is a delicious mild pulao made with different vegetables, nuts and paneer cooked in a variety of whole spices. This makes a wonderful combination to pair with a creamy gravy.
Course Dinner, Main Dish - Rice
Cuisine India
Keyword Navaratan Pulao
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Party, Weekend Special
By Diet Protein Rich
Author Srivalli


  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 2 nos Green Chillies
  • 1/4 cup Peas
  • 1/2 cup Paneer
  • 1/4 cup Cauliflower Florets
  • 1 Potato
  • 1/4 cup Carrots
  • 1/4 cup Beans
  • 2 to 3 tbsp Ghee
  • 5 to 6 Cashews
  • 5 to 6 Almonds
  • Handful Raisins
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 4 to 5 Cloves
  • 1 tsp Peppercorns
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Handful Coriander leaves
  • Few Strands Saffron
  • 2 tbsp Milk warm


  • Wash and soak the rice for 20 mins.
  • Prep the vegetables and microwave for 6 mins
  • In a wide vessel cook the basmati rice with salt and keep it aside.
  • In a nonstick pan, heat 1 tsp ghee roast the nuts and paneer, remove and keep it aside.
  • Roast the vegetables for a few minutes and keep it aside.
  • Now add the remaining ghee, add the whole spices and saute well.
  • Next add the ginger garlic paste, chopped green chilies and cook for few minutes.
  • Add the roasted vegetables and cooked rice. After simmering for 5 mins, add the roasted paneer, nuts.
  • Top with finely chopped coriander leaves, saffron soaked in warm milk all over the top.
  • Cover with a tight lid and cook for 10 mins in low flame.
  • Toss well and serve with a creamy gravy.
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