Spicy Sprouts Pilaf (Pressure Cooker)

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Anu_N

This spicy rice delicacy is a perfect main dish for when you have lots of other last minute preparations, since rice cooks perfectly in a pressure cooker. Sprouts are easier to digest and abound in protein, calcium, iron as well as vitamin C. Serve with a chilled 'raita' or plain yogurt. This recipe is from www.tarladalal.com.

Top Review by Charishma_Ramchanda

Oh Anu! THANK U for such a wonderful lunch I just finished having - your spicy sprouts pilaf with chilled green cucumber raita! HEAVEN! I finally made this today after planning to do so for over a month. Mom and me enjoyed it to the fullest. I'll confess - I had 3 servings! I really loved the taste- it has the perfect blend of spices. It'll be a regular on our table from now on. I preferred to have it on its own first, then with the raita and then again on its own - I guess I am already addicted to it :) While the rice was 3/4 th cooked, I added in a few corriander leaves and reserved the rest for garnishing at the end. I loved this recipe. I must confess, I did not make it in my pressure cooker, but in the usual skillet. A BIG {{{{{{{HUG}}}}}}}}}}}}} TO U FOR THIS AWESOME PILAF!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Clean, wash and soak the rice for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain and keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add the bay leaf, clove, cinnamon and cumin seeds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the onion and ginger-green chilli paste and sauté till the onion turns translucent.
  5. Add the rice and sprouts and sauté for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, ground coriander seeds and salt with 2 1/2 cups of hot water.
  7. Pressure cook for 2 whistles (15 minutes).
  8. Serve hot, garnished with the coriander.

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