Dill Pulao

Dill pulao is a simple and delicious rice dish made with fresh dill, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and chillies. It is very satisfying to have on its own or accompanied with Sai-bhaji which is generally how I like to serve it.

 In western cooking, dill is added to yogurt or sour cream to make a dip, savory tarts and scones or a sprinkle of it on fish. Indian cooking uses dill as a main ingredient to make a vegetable like potatoes with dill, dill with lentils, or add it to rice to flavor it.

Dill has a wonderful aroma and your house is sure to smell great when you prepare this rice. Enjoy!


  • 1 1/2 cups rice
  • 4 to 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill chopped finely
  • 2 small tomatoes chopped fine
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3/4 teaspoon coriander powder
  • salt to taste


Heat oil in a vessel. Add the chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies. Fry this for a 30 seconds to a minute.

Add dill, tomato and fry for a few minutes.

Add rice, turmeric, coriander powder and salt to taste and mix well. Add 3 cups water and let it cook on medium high until the water evaporates. Cover and keep on low flame for 5 minutes until cooked.

This rice can be served with a refreshing cucumber raita, boondi raita or Sai-Bhaji.

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