Shallot or Pearl Onion Pulao is an easy yet delicious rice dish which is a perfect accompaniment to any curry or a buffet. It is a recipe for keepers!
We all love shallots at home and this pearl onion pulao is our favourite rendition of the regular onion pulao. The crunch and mild sweetness of the baby onions (as Ojas calls them) makes the pulao absolutely delightful.
The rice has lovely flavours from whole spice, mildness sweetness of shallots and a very mild chilli hit. These things make this dish perfect accompaniment to any curry. Where it is the simple dal, chicken curry, a rich mutton curry or even a raita.
And it is so simple to make that now even the child manages to get it right. Not much chopping involved and if you buy peeled shallots from the supermarket, all it takes it 10 minutes to put this dish together. Ofcourse, another 10 minutes are needed for the rice to cook but even then it is a 20-minute dish. And isn’t that a blessing? Especially on hurried weeknights? Or even on days when I am cooking for a party. When I make this, I know rice is something I don’t have to worry about it.
PS – This is a post from September 2011, which has been updated & republished with new pictures and retested recipe in October 2018.
PPS – This post was originally a part of Blog Hop Wednesday. Simple Indian Food was my assigned blog partner. The blog has tons of simple Indian treasure recipes, so do check it out. This recipe is inspired from her Pearl Onion Pulao.