How to Make Moti Pulao Recipe

moti pulao urdu recipe

wash mince and place in a strainer to drain water out

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add ginger garlic, salt, onions, red chili powder, green chili, green coriander, gram flour and bread slices and grind twice.

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add raw egg to ground mince and store in refrigerator for 15 minutes

moti palau

oil your hands a bit and form koftas and store in fridge again

how to make moti pulau

heat oil in saucepan for making gravy, as it is heated, add all spice powder and let it crackle

moti chawal

fry onions to golden brown

moti rice pulao

add ginger garlic, salt, red chili powder, white cumin, tomatoes and yogurt and cook well


if oil comes up, add a glass of water to pan

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Upon simmer in water, add koftas and stir pan with cloth, cook until gravy water dries up

rice pulao recipe in urdu

add green chili, coriander and water


add rice when simmered

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when rice water is likely to dry, place for dam on low heat

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when rice kanni is finished, moti pulao is ready. Transfer to serving dish carefully to prevent koftas from breaking apart.


Preparing Moti Palao Recipe


Rice: 1 kg (wash and soak)


For Koftas:

  • Minced Meat: 1/2 kg
  • Crushed Ginger Garlic: 1 tablespoon
  • Salt: as per taste
  • Onions: 2 medium (chopped)
  • Red Chili Powder: 1 tablespoon
  • Green Chili: 4 to 6
  • Green Coriander: 1/2 bunch
  • Roasted Chana: 4 tablespoons
  • Bread Slices: 2 pcs
  • Eggs: 1


For Gravy:

  • Onions: 2 medium (chopped)
  • Crushed Ginger Garlic: 1 tablespoon
  • Salt: as per taste
  • Red Chili Powder: 1 tablespoon
  • White Cumin: 1 teaspoon
  • Whole All Spice Powder: 1 tablespoon
  • Yogurt: 1/2 cup
  • Tomatoes: 3 medium (chopped)
  • Cooking Oil: 1/2 cup


For Garnishing:

  • Green Chili: 3 to 4 (chopped)
  • Green Coriander: 1/2 bunch



Preparing Koftas
  1. Mix all spice ingredients with minced meat and grind in a chopper or with a batan grinder. Now mix egg and store in fridge for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. With oily hands, form small meatballs and store in fridge again for 5 to 10 minutes.


Preparing Gravy
  1. To make gravy, pour cooking in pan and heat for 3 to 5 minutes on medium heat. Add all spice powder, when it crackles, add onions and fry to golden brown. Add all
    spices of gravy, tomatoes and yogurt and cook until oil is visible. Add a cup of water and cook until it simmers.
  2. Now put meatballs in gravy and stir pan with cloth and cook until water is dried out.
  3. Add green chili, green coriander and 4 to 5 cup water. Add rice when boiled and cook covered on medium heat until water is dry.



Transfer in dish carefully to prevent meatballs from breaking.



While adding water again after drying meatballs, take koftas out carefully and put on rice. When water dries up, cook well and add meatballs again.


Moti pulao recipe is a famous rice pulao in Pakistan. Rather than using pieces of meat, meatballs (kofta) are formed using beef mince which are then added in pulao. The combination of rice and meatballs comes up as moti palau and it's recipe is termed as pearl pulao recipe as well. I have prepared a pearl pulao for my family, it was very tasty. I am presenting it's pictures and step by step instructions in Urdu here for you.

See how to make moti pulav recipe with the guide I am presenting below.

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Moti Pulao Recipe is another great addition to the long list of delectable rice recipes Its really easy to make this homemade It is really so great and good taste I truly love this food I truly love this food It is the delicious dish makes it seem so simple and everyone make it easy.

Nov 16, 2018 Uzma Karachi

Moti Pulao is a great recipe to make, It's quite enjoyable as well. It was delicious and unique also. I loved this recipe so much. I will try it again and again. Here is I find a huge variety of rice recipes.

Sep 17, 2018 kanwal narowal

what is moti in the recipe? :):) I think koftay are referred to as moti in the dish. anyways it's interesting.

Nov 10, 2015 Maria

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