How to make Reewa Pulao - This pulao has red pumpkin and dried fruits adding a wonderful taste.

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 Recipe Card

Reewa Pulao

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.    

You can also find more Rice recipes like Mushroom Pulao, Pineapple Pulao, Dal Khichdi Cassarole, Erra Sadam.

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.