Video recipe: Garlic asparagus pulao rice

Wouldn't it be great if you could whip up an authentic Indian recipe in no time? There are several different recipes for pulao rice, a dish that is just as lovely on its own as it is as an accompaniment for chicken or lamb. This recipe by Show Me The Curry blends the fresh and subtle flavorand crisp texture of asparagus with the bold flavor of garlic to make yourself a winner!


  • 450 g asparagus, cut into 2.5 cm pieces (keep spears intact)
  • 190 g basmati rice, washed and soaked for 30 minutes and drained
  • 430 ml water 
  • 1 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 5 cm piece cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 2 green cardamom
  • ½ tsp whole black peppercorns
  • 6 large cloves garlic, sliced
  • Green chilies to taste, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, sliced thin
  • ½ red bell pepper, cubed
  • Salt - to taste

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