20 Rice Pulao Biryani Recipes For Diwali

// We have compiled a list of 20 pulao, rice, and biryani recipes. Try out our Diwali special one pot meals like Hyderabadi Biryani, or vegetable Tahiri.

Families and friends spend some quality together during the auspicious occasion of Diwali. During the festive season of Diwali, loved ones gather and indulge in some delicious and satisfying good food.

This 5-day long Indian festival demands a collection of great meal planning, specially when you are hosting.


Hence, we try to cook a variety of Diwali recipes to celebrate this special time of the year. Diwali meals are simply imperfect without the addition of some fragrant fried Rice, Pulao and Biryani recipes.

So we have compiled an exquisite list of 20 pulao, rice, and biryani recipes. Try out our Diwali special one pot meals like Hyderabadi Biryani, Mushroom Pulao, or vegetable Tahiri Recipe.

Now, with this list you can plan in advance and make an exotic meal for your guests.

Here is the list of 20 Rice, Pulao, Biryani Recipes:

1.) Bread Rice Pulav

Pulav in general is an Indian dish where rice is cooked with spiced vegetables or meat. Bread Rice Pulav is a vegetable pulav with a bread variation.

2.) Fruity Blueberry Strawberry Pulav

Fruity Blueberry Strawberry Pulav is a quick and flavorful recipe, and is cooked with blueberry and strawberry. Serve as it is or with a curry.

3.) Hyderabadi Egg Biryani - Egg Dum Biryani (Video Recipe)

Egg Dum Biryani is a splendid rice indulgence, satiated with the magic of Indian spices, herbs and spiced hard boiled eggs. Pair with plain yogurt or raita.

4.) Kala Chana Pulav – Exquisite Black Chickpea Brown Rice

Kala Chana Pulav is a delicious, protein rich one pot meal made with brown rice, and black chickpeas. Frying rice with onions gives it a beautiful aroma.

5.) Lemon Rice Recipe - How To Make South Indian Lemon Rice

Learn to make South Indian Lemon Rice with leftover rice. This is a popular South Indian rice dish prepared with lemon, peanuts, and spices.

6.) Lobia Briyani - Black Eyed Bean Carrot Biryani

Lobia Biryani Recipe | Black Eyed Bean Carrot Biryani is the main course meal loaded with carrots, black-eyed beans and spices.

7.) Mushroom Peas Corn Pulav

Mushroom Peas Corn Pulav is an Indian spiced rice dish; prepared with mushroom, corn kernels, peas, onion, and raisins. This is a wonderful lunch recipe.

8.) Mushroom Pepper Pilaf with Grilled Veggies

Mushroom Pepper Pilaf With Grilled Veggies is a super hearty and flavourfil dish. Tastes great when served with Honey Mustard Yogurt and Chili Peanuts.

9.) Mushroom Pulao Recipe (Pressure Cooker – Instant Pot)

This mildly flavored rice dish is known as Mushroom Pulao/Pilaf/Pulav. This is an easy one-pot rice dish made with mushroom and seasoned with spices.

10.) Onion Capsicum Pulao - Capsicum Rice

Capsicum pulao is a very simple basic stir-fried rice dish where boiled basmati rice is cooked with capsicum, onions, salt, and garam masala. Serve with dal.

11.) Paush Khichda - Sweet Khichdi (Pan, Cooker, Instant Pot)

Paush Khichda or Sweet Dal Khichdi is a classic, old-fashioned porridge-like dessert from the city of Jaipur. This dish is served during the winter.

12.) Quick and Healthy Spiced Brown Rice With Corn Recipe

Quick and Healthy Spiced Brown Rice With Corn is an easy and wholesome rice dish. Adding corn kernels and seasoning it with cumin seeds makes it exquisite.

13.) Restaurant Style Vegetable Biryani Recipe

Learn to Make Vegetable Biryani or Dum Biryani Recipe with step by step video tutorial. This is made with marinated vegetable curry and steamed rice.

14.) Royal Rajasthani Gatta Pulav Recipe - Gatta Pulao

Rajasthani Gatta Pulav is exclusive and flavourful rice dish made with gram flour dumplings. This is perfect for festive occasions. Step-by-step pictures.

15.) Schezwan Fried Rice

Veg Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe — How to Make Schezuan Fried Rice. This veg schezwan fried rice is a spicy and tasty Indo-Chinese dish.

16.) Spiced Rice Lentils with Grilled Pineapple

Spiced rice lentils aka khichdi with grilled pineapple and cucumber honey lemon yogurt is a vibrant platter full of good health and deliciousness.

17.) Spinach Kofta Biryani - Vegetarian

Spinach Kofta Biryani is a highly seasoned dish which is layered with fragrant long-grained rice and cooked with tomato gravy, vegetables, and spinach koftas.

18.) Spring Onion Mint Pulav

Spring onion mint pulav is an Indian rice recipe made with spring onions, mint leaves, and some spices. Adding garlic makes it so aromatic and refreshing.

19.) Thai Pineapple Fried Rice (Vegan)

Thai-style sweet and spicy pineapple fried rice is a healthy and quick, vegan dinner. If you’re looking for a lip-smacking 15-minute meal, then give it a try.

20.) Vegetable Tahiri Recipe - Aromatic One Pot Tehri

Learn to Make easy and delicious Vegetable Tahiri recipe with quick video tutorial. Taheri is a popular one pot rice and veggie meal from Awadhi cuisine.

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