Tri coloured pulav
Written by Jayashree
Published on June 4, 2014

A three layered of varying tastes and colour as the name implifies, gives a satisfying taste when blended together.This dish involves a little bit of work, but its worth it. It can be arranged  differently with the white layer in between.


  • 1 1/2 cups of basmati rice
  • 3 onions chopped
  • 1/4 cup beans diced
  • 1/4 cup peas
  • 3/4 cup cabbage finely cut
  • 1/2 cup carrot diced



 Grind together for the green layer

  •  2 green chillies
  • 1/2 bunch coriander
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic

 Make puree for the orange layer :

  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic

 Whole spices for the white layer

  • 2 cloves
  • 2 crdamom
  • 1 green chilly
  • 2 sticks of cinnamon

Method :

Cook rice in a rice cooker and keep aside.

Boil beans and peas together.

Boil carrot seperately and keep aside.

Make the paste and the puree with the mentioned ingredients. Keep aside.

Take a wok and add some oil with a spoon of ghee in it.  Add a clove and cardamom and saute for a while. then add the onions and saute till light pink.Add beans and peas to it. Then, add the green paste and saute for some time. Turn off the flame, add a portion of the cooked rice to it. Mix salt. Take a wide bowl and pour this into it. The green layer is ready.

Again, add the mixture of oil and ghee. Add cumin and the spices. Saute the onions and toss in the cabbage. Stir fry for sometime. Let cool. Again mix a third of the rice with salt. Pour over the green layer. Two layers are ready.

Finally, we come to the third layer. Take some oil and add a few spices. Add thhe onions, saute till pink , then add carrot to it. Now add the puree to it and allow to simmer for sometime. Let cool. Mix the required quantity of rice to it. Slowly, add over the two layers.

 After a while, you can slowly tilt it to a different plate. Serve the three layers together.  Tri coloured pulav is ready to serve.


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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Smita.

  1. M Sadashiva Rao

    Looking very attractive

    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much for the visit and appreciation.

  2. dishofdailylife

    I love trying new things and I love all the spices you used in this dish! Thanks for stopping by and linking up with us at #FoodieFridays!

    • jayashree

      Glad you liked it. Thanks for the appreciation.

  3. ritu

    Beautiful pulav..looks delicious 🙂

    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much Ritu

  4. Jeena

    I like this type of pulav a lot. Looks delicious..

    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much Jeena for being here and your comment.

  5. Anu Nagaraja

    3 different pulav recipes in one! what a delight it must be to taste!I LOVE this recipe 🙂

    • jayashree

      Thanks a ton Anu


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