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Chirer Pulao / Beaten Rice Pilaf

Chirer Pulao / Beaten Rice Pilaf

Chirer Pulao / Beaten Rice Pilaf is a traditional Bengali Dish prepared with a rice which is flattened into flat light dry flakes. These flakes of rice swell when added to liquid, whether hot or cold, as they absorb water, milk or any other liquids.


  • Beaten Rice/flatten rice:   1 cup
  • Potatoes:                        1 medium thinly sliced
  • Beans:                            1/2 cup cut into small pieces
  • Cauliflower:                     Finely chopped a handful
  • Green chilies:                  2 finely chopped
  • Oil:                                1 tbsp
  • Ghee:                             2 tbsp
  • Groundnut:                     2 tbsp fried
  • Sugar                             1 tbsp
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • Raisin:                            1 tbsp 
  • Ginger:                           1 tsp Finely chopped 

{You can make it with only potato i.e (without the other vegetables) it tastes good too.}


1.First, soak the beaten rice in some warm water drain away the excess water.Keep aside.

2.In a skillet add some oil and cook the vegetables adding some salt and turmeric to it

3.Once cooked add the beaten rice as well the rest of the ingredients mix them evenly and switch off the flame.Serve hot.

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