Some of the different types of Pulaos that are very famous Indian food cuisine as well as in marketplace:
Pashtooni Zarda Pulao
Pashtooni zarda pulao is basically a sweet pulao also known as Meethe Chawal or Zarda in some regions & it is a traditional pulao made to celebrate Meethi Eid, the word ‘Zarda’ is derived from a Persian word ‘zard’, which literally means yellow or orange-yellow dish at that time. It is basically prepared by adding saffron and rose water, which makes the dish colorful ( yellowish color) & gives an aroma taste. khoya and sugar added to give it a sweet flavor. It is mainly served with raita, chutneys, etc.
Tawa Sabz Pulao
Tawa sabzi pulao is also known to be as sabzi pulao & it is a healthy, filling meal that can satisfy the hunger of any personas it can be prepared at any time. Tawa sabs Pulao mainly consists of vegetables fried in salt and garam masala ( as sabzi ), Tawa sabzi pulao can be the easiest pulao with a great taste of vegetables in it. It is mainly served with raita, chutneys, etc.
Sesame Seeds Pulao
Sesame seeds pulao is a mixture of roasted or fried sesame seeds, chilies, dry fruits (fried peanuts and cashews), which is then cooked with cream and butter which makes the rice more rice creamy & tasty too. The rice is cooked or maybe boiled with urad dal, mustard seeds, and curry leaves. It is a dish rich in proteins and a fragrant mix that is basically suitable for lunch meal tables, It is mainly served with raita, chutneys, etc.
Zafrani Pulao is creamy, milky rice pulao, rich in proteins, flavourful, and a tasty meal that every person wants to eat. Zafrani pulao is a type of complete meal & the rice of zafrani pulao is mainly cooked with some roasted dry fruits (raisins, almonds, and cashews). Then, it is poured into a creamy milk mixture made with milk, cream, sugar, cardamom ( Ealichi ), ghee, and butter & saffron that gives yellowish color to zafrani pulao.
Kabuli Pulao is a type of pulao that contains the taste & goodness of chickpeas (or called Kabuli chana, gram peas) & mixed with rice and different kinds of spices. This Kabuli chana pulao is very famous in the North Indian region. It is also mainly served with raita, chutneys, etc.
Matar Pulao is a quick and delicious pulao that mainly consists of the flavor Matar ( i.e., Green Peas ), matar pulao is very famous in India & mainly served with raita, chutneys, etc, during the winter season & can be easily found on Marriages, Birthday parties or any other occasional festivals. It contains some ingredients like Shiny green peas, different kinds of aromatic spices cooked with rice.
Basanti Pulao is also known as Mishti pulao, Basanti pulao is a popular Bengali dish that is specially made during the special occassion of Durga Puja. It has rich ingredients of raisins and cashew nuts and some other ingredients like cinnamon, elaichi ( cardamom ), sugar, saffron, etc.
Coconut Milk Pulao
Coconut Milk Pulao is mainly cooked in coconut milk & it is a decadent pulao dish that is also very famous in the North Indian region. It is hard to hard prepare within 30 minutes & gives an aroma taste. It contains some ingredients such as cinnamon, cashew nuts, saffron along with flavourful chilies and tomatoes.
Oats and Shallots Pulao
If you are looking for the right dish to add some nutritional values, so oats & shallots pulao is the right choice. This pulao contains a great taste of coconut, ginger, garlic, onion, chilies, and rice that contains shallots and oats, spices like cinnamon, cardamom, red chili powder, and cloves. Oats & Shallots Pulao is a healthy, delicious, and unique dish that is very famous in India as well as outside the Indian Boundaries.
Chicken Pulao is a Non-veggie dish that mainly consists of or is made up of chicken pieces. It contains many kinds of aromatic spices. This pulao has a unique taste because of the combination of rice & Non-veggie ingredients i.e., Chicken. Chicken pulao is very famous in Hyderabad & as same as other Hyderabadi dishes it is also very easy to make. It is also mainly served with raita, chutneys, etc.
Kashmiri pulao is very famous in India ( i.e., in the Kashmiri region ) as well as outside the Indian region for those who want to enjoy the taste of Kashmiri cuisine. It is one of the most popular pulao which has an incredible or a great taste which makes this pulao unique from other Pulaos too. It consists of many ingredients such as herbs and spices which provide a sweet and delicious taste to Kashmiri pulao. Kashmiri pulao can be easily prepared at home without any problem. It is also mainly served with raita, chutneys, etc.