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Horsegram Pulao
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Horsegram Pulao

a mildly spiced rice perfect to go with any meat dish or as a one pot Vegetarian meal
Prep Time8 hours
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time8 hours 45 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 8 people


  • 1/2 cup horsegram
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 cloves
  • 5 green cardamom pods
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chile powder. cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups Basmati rice
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup coconut milk


  • Soak horsegram overnight in water.
  • Cook horsegram in a pot of boiling water until tender, about 30 minutes.
  • Drain horsegram, but reserve liquid.
  • In a large pot, heat ghee. Add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and cumin. Stir fry for 1 minute, until the cumin starts to change color. Add ginger paste and garlic paste. Fry for 1 minute.
  • Add 3 cups of the reserved horsegram liquid and coconut milk. Add turmeric, chile powder and salt. Bring to a boil.
  • Add rice and cooked horsegram. Stir to combine. Reduce to a simmer and cook, covered until rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
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