Coconut and Almond Rice

If you like this recipe, I am sure you will like my this recipe too, Sukha Mewa Pulao/Pilaf - Dried fruits and Nuts Pulao/pilaf 

You will need :-

  • 2 cup Basmati rice 
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup steamed mix vegetable
  • 1/8 cup lightly roasted almonds chopped
  • 2 tbsp whole spices ( shahi jeera, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, black peppers, black cardamom, bay leaves and start anise  )
  • 2-3 tbsp. ghee or oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice

Method :-
Wash rice under water till water runs clean and set aside to soak for 10-15 minutes.
Boil about 6-7 cups of water and add salt and lemon juice.
Once water starts boiling add rice. Keep heat on high.
After 5-6 minutes rice will be half cooked, turn off the heat.
Strain all the water from the rice using sieve and keep every grain separate. Leave it for few minutes.
Now heat ghee or oil in a heavy bottom kadai or pan and add all the whole spices into.
Once they crackle add steamed veg and saute vegetables for minute or two.
Add coconut milk and let it come to boil, add half cooked rice and mix gently.
Cover the lid, keep heat on low and let the rice cook for another 7-8 minutes.
Maybe once or twice gently stir the rice.
Once all the liquid absorbs and rice is done switch off the heat, and add roasted almonds, and keep lid on.
After 5-6 minutes once again gently fluff up the rice with fork.
Serve hot with any curry or daal.
Enjoy !

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  1. similar to our pulao ..It is very colorful and great for parties too

    1. many African dishes are similar to Indian dishes. Like I said I alter this recipe to our own taste too.

    2. Can you please give the exact measurement of coconut milk? It just says 1 can-Aparna


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