Dahi Wala Pulao

Dahi wala Pulao

Course: Vegetarian Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 441 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Dahi wala pulao is a delicious recipe which brings out the aroma of many spices.



For the Rice

  • 2 cups Long grain Basmati Rice
  • 2 Bay leaf
  • 3 - 4 Cloves
  • 3 -4 Black peppercorn
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • Salt to taste

For the Vegetables

  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 2 cups Mix vegetables I used a mix of carrot, beans, peas and potato
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Shahi Zeera
  • 1 cup Onion
  • 2 tsp Ginger garlic green chili paste
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder


For the Rice

  1. Wash the rice and soak in enough water for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain the water.
  3. Add rice, bay leaf, cloves, black peppercorns, cinnamon and salt in a pan.
  4. Add 4 cups of water and cover and cook on low heat till rice is 80 % done.

For the Vegetables

  1. Heat 1 cup water in a pan.
  2. Add salt and turmeric powder and the vegetables.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat till vegetables are slightly done and the water is evaporated.
  4. Heat ghee in a pan.
  5. Add shahi zeera and let it crackle for a few seconds.
  6. Add onion and fry till it turns transparent.
  7. Add ginger garlic green chilli paste, garam masala, salt and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  8. Add whisked yogurt and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  9. Add boiled vegetables and cook for another 3-4 minutes.


  1. Transfer half of the rice in a heavy bottom pan.
  2. Top with the vegetable mixture.
  3. Cover with the remaining rive.
  4. Pour the liquid left from the vegetables over the top of the rice.
  5. Cover the pan tightly and cook the pulao on very low heat for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Remove the pan from heat and let the pulao rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Fluff the pulao gently with a fork.
  8. Serve hot with Raita.
Nutrition Facts
Dahi wala Pulao
Amount Per Serving
Calories 441 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 63mg3%
Potassium 362mg10%
Carbohydrates 75g25%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 3745IU75%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.