Mixed sprouts – Pulao

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Love Indian flavors, easy cooking and banging nutrition? This recipe is a keeper! This is brown rice with sprouts with a lot of aromatic indian  spices . It warms you up from the inside out, it’s easy to make and each serving is loaded with fiber, protein and vitamins.

This can be served as one pot meal which can be served for anytime of day.

Yields-2 servings
Preparation time-10 minutes
Soaking time-1 hour
Cooking time-20-25 minutes


  • Brown basmathi rice-1 cup (soaked for an hour and drained thoroughly)
  • Water-2 cups
  • Mixed sprouts-3/4 cup (Brown lentils, Black Channa, Green Moong)
  • Slit Green chillies-2 -3 (or as per the spice preferred)
  • Crushed ginger-1 tsp
  • Crushed garlic-2 cloves
  • Cinnamon stick-1 inch
  • Cloves-4-5
  • Cardamom-2
  • Bay leaf-1
  • Coriander powder-1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil-1tbsp
  • Chopped fresh cilantro/coriander-a handful


  • Heat oil in the pressure cooker. Once the oil is hot add bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, garlic, ginger and fry for few seconds.
  • And then add onion, slit green chillies and fry until onions are translucent.
  • Now add sprouts, methi/fenugreek leaves and saute on medium high heat for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add soaked and drained brown rice and saute for a minutes or two.

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  • Add 2cups of water, salt turmeric, coriander powder mix well.
  • Bring it to boil, once it starts boiling, cover the lid of the pressure cooker and cook on a medium low flame for 2-3 whistels (if using white basmathi 1-2 whistels will do)
  • Once the pressure is out, open the lid of the cooker and mix gently.
  • Dish out, garnish with the coriander leaves

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Serve hot with

Gincger Cucumber Raita

Garlic Raita2

Roasted peanut and cucumber Raita

Roasted Peanut Cucumber Raita


  • Spices can be personalised as per the the taste
  • Brown basmathi rice can be substituted to white basmathi/any rice of choice.
  • Water proportion can be altered as per the consistency of rice preferred.
  • White rice cooks fastes than brown rice so if using white rice then it can be done for 1-2 whistles or can also be cooked in a kadai or sauce pan instead of using pressure cooker.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on November 16, 2015, in Indian, Main Course and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 34 Comments.

  1. Cloves , cinnamon , ginger it looks so healty and so delicious 🙂

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  2. Both raita’s and the pulao look so good Chitra. I have not used a pressure cooker but I imagine with the brown rice it comes in handy since it taks longer to cook. I love the spicing of the rice. Delicious.

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  3. I want this now.. I am soooooooo hungryyyyyyy. …


  4. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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  5. Amazing chitra. This is in my todo list for a long time.. love your version. Raitas are also amazing.

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  6. This is super healthy – love it Chitra 🙂

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  7. Love it! Great flavours 🙂

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  8. I’d opt for the ginger cucumber raita accompaniment

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  9. Yummy….I love pulao and the sprouts make it better

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  10. This is totally my kind of recipe…I use a lot of sprouts…Lovely share Chitra 🙂

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  11. Delicious and healthy as always !

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  12. This sounds so good and full of flavor!

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  13. Ummm… I can just imagine the lovely aromas, Chitra. Mega hugs!

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  14. Looks superb, I love any dish cooked in a pressure-cooker somehow brings out the best flavors 🙂

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