Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Suka Meva Pulao ~ Dry Fruits and Nuts Pulao-Pilaf Rice

Insanely delicious, aromatic and rich pulao or pilaf , definetly will enlighten your dinner table.
You will need:-
  • 2 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 cup boiled or steamed mixed vegetables like green peas, carrots, sweetcorn and green beans
  • salt to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp ghee
  • Handful of chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 10-12 almonds
  • 10-12 cashew nuts
  • 10-12 pistachio nuts
  • 10-12 sultanas
  • 6-7 treads saffron ( soaked in 1tbsp warm water )
  • 7-8 dried apricots pieces
  • 7-8 dried pineapple pieces
  • 10-12 dried cranberries

 Masala to grind with little water
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom seeds
  • 1" cinnamon bark
  • 4-5 cloves
  • pinch of mace powder
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic
  • 1" ginger root
  • 4-5 green chillies

Method:-
First wash rice in cold water at least 4-5 times to remove starch, soak in cold water for half an hour. Soak dry fruits in warm water about 10-15 minutes. Cook rice in boiling water with litle salt, each rice grain must be separted. Let it cool .
In heavy bottom kadai heat ghee and fry all the nuts on a low heat, leave it aside. In same ghee fry the onion till light brown. Now add ground masala and fry for 2-3 minutes. add steamed vegetables and little salt and mix very well. Let vegetables cook for 1-2 minutes.
Now add cooked rice, saffron and fried dry fruits. Gently mix everything, and cook rice for 2-3 minutes on a very low heat. Now add fried nuts to it. Turn of the heat. Once again mix well and decorate with fresh chopped coriander. Serve warm with any raita or curry. Enjoy !


    4 comments:

    1. Who dare to think of the cal when this sooper yummy rich pulav is on the table,once in a while relishing such a delicious looking pulav is very much okkk...
      Nice clicks too......

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