Sunday, June 2, 2013


I came across this interesting pulao recipe made with soup in Meena's blog - Homely Food
I made some extra soup today for lunch so that I could use the rest to try out this pulao.

Rice .... 1 cup
Mixed vegetables .. 1/2 cup (use any vegetables of your choice)
Tomato soup ... 1/2 cup
Tomato puree ... 1 tbsp (optional)
Onion ...... 1 small
Cardamoms .... 1-2
Cloves .......... 3-4
Cinnamon stick .. 1 small piece
Bay leaf ....... 1-2
Red chilli powder .. 1/4 tsp (add more if you like)
Shah jeera or Caraway seeds ... 1/2 tsp
Salt ..... to taste
Ghee / oil ..... 3-4 tbsps

1. Wash and soak the rice.
2. In a pan heat 2 tbsps oil and saute the onion.
3. Add the vegetables, salt and spice powders and cook till almost done.
4. In a pan add the remaining oil. Tip in the cloves, cardamoms, bay leaf, cinnamon and caraway seeds.
5. Now add the rice and fry for half a minute. Add the soup and a spoon of tomato puree if you want nice red colour.
6. Add one and half cups water  + (half cup soup makes 2 cups) Bring to a boil.
7. Add salt if needed and simmer to cook until almost done.
8. Stir in the vegetables and keep it for dum on low flame. ( Preferably place the pan on a griddle/tawa)
Serve with raita / papads.


  1. wah shobha this looks absolutely lovely

    am impressed with final look

    thanks for linking up

  2. ah this is instant dish when u hv nothing at home

    looks great now

    thanks for linking up

  3. Very innovative way to use up left over soup.

  4. hmmm u have such innovative ideas.. appreciate you for it... and this pulao is soooo interesting.. Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

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  5. I like your blog and have nominated you for the ABC Award. The details are available at :-)

    1. Thanks dear.. but I am not in India at the moment

  6. looks so tasty great idea on how to use up leftovers


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