Salmon pulao rice

Main Dish
4 servings
30 min
25 min
It’s a wholemeal filling meal; salmon puloa rice paired with vegetable raita.


Number of serving: 4

For the salmon :

4 pieces of salmon (medium ; opt for more if you like)

Crushed pepper

For the puloa rice :

2 cups basmati rice (rinse and drain off excess water)

2 tbsp ghee or butter

2 sticks cinnamon

2 star anise

4 shallots (sliced thinly)

2 tbsp cashew nuts

1/2 tsp saffron strands (if unavailable, use turmeric powder)

3 cups water

Coriander leaves (for garnishing)

Salt for taste


  • Rub salmon with crushed pepper and salt.
    Add 1 tsp of ghee (from the 2 tbsp as stated for pulao rice)
  • Pan fry till cooked; depends on the texture you prefer.
    Remove and keep aside.
  • In the same pan, add the balance of the ghee.
    Fry cashew nuts till crispy and brown; remove and keep aside.
  • Do the same for shallots; fry and remove.
    Now add spices and quickly fry.
  • Put in rice and stir for a few minutes.
    Tip rice into rice cooker; add salt, saffron strands and water.
  • Gently stir and let it cook.
    Once cook, fluff up rice.
  • To serve: scatter fried shallots and cashews over and garnish with coriander leaves.
    Also, do consider pairing with vegetable raita and maybe boiled eggs.


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