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Instant pot darshini style pulav  

Instant pot darshini style pulav  

Growing up in Bangalore, a Darshini (or a self help eatery) was the rage when we were in College. For a few rupees, one could be assured of sumptuous meal, which every student loved to grab between long hours at college / university.  Apart from the ubiquitous Idli Vada Sambhar (click here for the Darshini Style Sambhar) and Dosa varieties, each day would have a rice Bhath (or flavoured rice of the day as the menu keeps changing), so Pudina Rice, Pongal, Chitranna (tempered rice), this Darshini style Pulav would all feature on the menu depending on the day of the week. 

The hallmark Of this pulav (or commonly known as rice bhath – ) is the addition of a flavourful spice masala paste that is a game changer. Scroll down for the detailed recipe + VIDEO !! Sometimes fried bread croutons are also added to this pulav before serving for that added crunch and a textural high. 

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Let’s get started on this Instant pot darshini style pulav 

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FAQs for this Instant Pot Darshini Style Pulav:

  1. Yes this can be made perfectly in the cooker too, with adjustments for rice quality, cook time and water as needed.  
  2. The spice blend and the masala paste are both the key here so don’t miss the Ingredients there
  3. Can be made with short grained like kolam rice and long grained rice like basmati with only slightly varying results. Water would depend on kind of rice used 
  4. Soaking is a key here to get fluffy rice, don’t skip that.
  5. You can use a choice of vegetables but for the classic version of this Instant pot darshini style pulav , carrot , beans , peas and sometimes potatoes are used 

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Instant Pot Darshini Style Veg Pulav is a delicious One Pot Meal made with Rice and Vegetables cooked in a special Spice paste.Pin

What you need to make Instant pot darshini style pulav :

Prep time – 15 mins, cook time – 12 mins, resting time – 10 mins, serves – 4

Course – main course , cuisine – indian 

Spice level – medium ; difficulty level – easy 

Ingredients for Pulav

  • 200 g rice (short grained or basmati)
  • 1.5 tsp salt 
  • 1.5 cups mixed veggies (used a mix of carrot beans cauliflower potato green peas)
  • 1 tomato (slightly tart) 
  • 1 onion (sliced thin)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric 
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp ghee (skip for vegan, increase oil by 1 tsp) 
  • 1 tsp shah jeera

Whole spices:

  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf 
  • 2 cloves 
  • 1 star anise 
  • 1 cardamom 

Masala paste 

  • 1/2 cup coconut (fresh or frozen, grated)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic 
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves 
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves 
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds (fennel) 
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (opt).

How to make Instant pot darshini style pulav 

  1. Wash rice till water runs clear. Drain and soak for 15 mins minimum. You can soak it upto 30 min too
  2. Meanwhile wash and cut all the veggies into 1/2 inch thick baton or equally sized. Keep the cauliflower florets a slightly large 
  3. Grind all ingredients into masala paste and keep it aside 
  4. For the next steps and a detailed video recipe, click on the video link below.

Refer the Video below for a detailed recipe and step by step instructions. If you are visiting our channel for the first time, please don’t forget to hit like 👍 and subscribe to our channel ❤️. We appreciate your love and would eagerly wait to hear from from you on how we can bring your favourite dishes to our channel too ! Thanks a ton 💕💕

Instant Pot Darshini Style Veg Pulav is a delicious One Pot Meal made with Rice and Vegetables cooked in a special Spice paste.Pin

Instant pot Darshini style Veg pulav

Kalyani
Instant Pot Darshini Style Veg Pulav is a delicious One Pot Meal made with Rice and Vegetables cooked in a special Spice paste.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course, One Pot Meal
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • Ladle
  • Wet Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g Raw rice short grained or basmati
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1.5 cups Mixed Veggies used a mix of carrot beans cauliflower potato green peas
  • 1 Tomato slightly tart
  • 1 Onions sliced thin
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Ghee skip for vegan, increase oil by 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp shah jeera

Whole spices:

  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 Cardamom

Masala paste 

  • 1/2 cup Grated coconut fresh or frozen, grated
  • 1 medium Onions
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 2 cloves Garlic pods
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup Green coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds Saunf
  • 1/4 tsp Whole black pepper opt.

Instructions
 

  • Wash rice till water runs clear. Drain and soak for 15 mins minimum. You can soak it upto 30 min too
  • Meanwhile wash and cut all the veggies into 1/2 inch thick baton or equally sized. Keep the cauliflower florets a slightly large
  • Grind all ingredients into masala paste and keep it aside
  • For the next steps and a detailed video recipe, click on the video link below.
  • Refer the Video below for a detailed recipe and step by step instructions. If you are visiting our channel for the first time, please don't forget to hit like 👍 and subscribe to our channel ❤️. We appreciate your love and would eagerly wait to hear from from you on how we can bring your favourite dishes to our channel too ! Thanks a ton 💕💕

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Notes

FAQs
  • Yes this can be made perfectly in the cooker too, with adjustments for rice quality, cook time and water as needed.  
  • The spice blend and the masala paste are both the key here so don’t miss the Ingredients there
  • Can be made with short grained like kolam rice and long grained rice like basmati with only slightly varying results. Water would depend on kind of rice used 
  • Soaking is a key here to get fluffy rice, don’t skip that.
  • You can use a choice of vegetables but for the classic version of this Instant pot darshini style pulav , carrot , beans , peas and sometimes potatoes are used 
Keyword Can be Gluten Free, Darshini Style Pulav, Instant Pot Pulav, Instant Pot Recipes, Kids Food, Lunchbox Ideas, One Pot Meal, Pulao, Pulav, Veg Pulav, Vegan
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28 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is a wonderful recipe kalyani . We love pulao at home and this will be a super hit with the right amount spices and veggies. The masala paste surely adds up to all the extra flavor and taste

  2. Vasusvegkitchen

    5 stars
    Darshini style veg pulav looks super tasty. Perfect for lunch box, loved the masala paste used. It gives good taste and aroma to pulav.

  3. 5 stars
    Freshly made masala paste would add so much taste to the pulav and making it restaurant style at home is just amazing. Rice looks perfectly cooked

  4. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    The green masala paste sounds very flavourful. I have not tried veg pulao at any of the darshini restaurants but will definitely do so. In the meantime, planning on making this one pot meal over the weekend.

  5. Jayashree T.Rao

    5 stars
    Darshini Pulao sounds flavoursome. My children are a big fan of one pot rice dishes, need too make it sometime soon.

  6. 5 stars
    Comfort food! I love the flavor profile and the masala paste sounds amazing. My family would love this.

  7. Sujata Roy

    5 stars
    Veg pulao sounds so flavorful and delicious. Loved the use of masala paste. Totally different and aromatic. I love this type of one pot meal. So I will try it soon.

  8. Poonam Bachhav

    5 stars
    Darshini style veg pulav with freshly ground masala sounds absolutely flavorful ! Perfect to go in the Lunch Box with some raita.

  9. 5 stars
    This one is one of my family’s favorite dishes. Perfect meal along with raita and pickle. Your’s look perfect with fluffy rice.

  10. Sasmita Sahoo

    Darshini style IP veg pulav seems absolutely flavorful ! That green masala paste is a killer here

  11. Preethicuisine

    5 stars
    Darshini style Pulao sounds incredible. This is the same way we make at home. I have not eaten Pulao at darshini but good to know it tastes the same. The platter looks so tempting Kalyani.

  12. 5 stars
    Kalyani Pulao looks so inviting with khila khila rice grains. Freshly ground masala paste must have added so much flavour to it. I never added coconut masala in pulao, I am going to try this restaurant style darshini pulao soon.

  13. The Girl Next Door

    5 stars
    This pulav is among the first-ever things I learnt at my in-laws’ place after moving to Bangalore. I too love the flavours – the mint, coconut and fennel especially add such a beautiful fragrance and taste to it.

  14. Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    5 stars
    This darshini style pulao is something I terribly miss out of Bengaluru. Thanks for the exact recipe and the instant pot version, it turns out so good each time.

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