How to make Reewa Pulao -

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Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Red pumpkin (bhopla/kaddu) (लाल कद्दू/ भोपला), Pure ghee (देसी घी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Reewa Pulao

Reewa Pulao Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Reewa Pulao Recipe

  • Red pumpkin (bhopla/kaddu) peeled and cut into cubes 250 grams

  • Pure ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Bay leaves 1-2

  • Black peppercorns 6-8

  • Almonds 10-15

  • Cashewnuts 10-12

  • Raisins 1 tablespoons

  • Basmati rice soaked 1 1/2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Saffron (kesar) a pinch


Step 1

Heat 3 cups water in a deep non-stick pan. Heat ghee in another deep non-stick pan.

Step 2

Add bay leaves, peppercorns, almonds, cashewnuts, raisins and pumpkin cubes to the ghee and mix. Add rice and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Step 3

Add salt and saffron and sauté for ½ minute. Add hot water. When the mixture comes to a boil again, cover and cook till the rice is done.

Step 4

Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.