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March 1, 2010

KASHMIRI PULAO

I tried this pulao from Mrs.Mallika badrinath’s “Rice delights” cook book.I wanted to try this pulao after tasting in a restaurant.I wont say this one tasted exactly as i had in restaurant.But it was good and tasted unique.. we all liked it.

kashmiri pulao

A note to weight watchers :  Though this pulao is healthy with all fruits,veggies and nuts , its highly calorific!!! U can try this by avoiding paneer , butter & fresh cream.Replace fresh cream with condensed milk ..

This would be suitable for kids and slim people like me Tongue outWink!!

Ingredients :

  • Basmati rice – 1 cup
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Cooked Carrot – 2 nos (diced)
  • Cooked Peas – 1/4 cup
  • Pine apple  , Apple – 1 cup (diced )
  • Capsicum –1 no (diced )
  • Paneer  cubes – a few
  • Saffron threads – a few (soak in warm milk )
  • Big onions – 2 nos (sliced )
  • Fresh cream – 2 tbsp
  • Butter – 1 tbsp
  • Sugar – 2 tsp ( if u want u can reduce the sugar by half)
  • Salt – as required
  • Rose water – 2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Cloves & cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp (to get 1/4 tsp grind 3 cardamom seeds & 4 cloves together to make a powder )
  • Bay leaf – 1 no
  • Cashews, Almond and pista – 1 handful.
  • Dry grapes – 1 fistful

Method :

  • Cook the diced carrot and peas in a cooker and set aside.Take care they dont get over cooked.
  • Wash and soak  the rice in 2 cups of water for 30 mins.(if u want u can fry the rice in ghee before soaking ). Pressure cook the rice by adding a tsp of ghee and salt. Rice should be separate and grainy.
  • In a wide mouthed kadai , fry the onions till brown & crisp.Keep it aside.
  • Also deep fry the paneer cubes and keep it in hot water .
  • In a broad kadai take a tbsp of oil and add the bay leaf and cumin seeds.
  • Then add capsicum pieces and saute till it becomes soft.
  • Add the cooked peas , carrot , boiled rice , fresh cream , dry fruits , nuts ,sugar , saffron milk and required salt .
  • Toss it well..Before  switching off the flame add the rose water , fruit pieces , paneer cubes , cardamom & clove powder and butter.
  • Mix well and switch off the flame.

Serve hot with raita or any kurma of ur choice..

After a looooooooooong time i am participating in an event..Wink

I prepared this pulao for my hubby’s lunch box..so i am sending this entry to Radhika Vasant’s lunchbox event.Hope she would accept this :) ..

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40 comments:

  1. Hi Chitra. The rice looks very attractive and flavourful. As far as ur restaurant like taste is concerned I will surely share my version with you sometime which is very much like the restaurant I have eaten it in, hopefully u will also like it.

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  2. thats looks gr8.. i too had posted a recipe a few days back..one of my fav pulao..

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  3. Happy Holi to u and ur family. Pulao looks very rich (as u rightly pointed out) and tasty too. Loved the color and the ingredients too. Once in a while, sinful indulgence in highly caloried diet is ok :):)

    Chitchat

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  4. happy holi to u and ur family dear :)
    My my its such a rich dish :) but such indulgence is ok for a change from the usual cooking :)
    TC

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  5. Looks nice and colourful!

    This dish is not for me then :P

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  6. That is just beautiful and delcious looking pulao.

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  7. looks very nice. I want this now

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  8. Lovely pulao... so rich in taste and very colorful.

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  9. Hey Chit this looks fabulously delicious and love the texture.I was planning to prepare veg pulao my son b'day party...urs looks good..hmm

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  10. Hi Chitra, hru? One of my favourite is kashmiri pulao ....thanx for sharing dear ....wanna to grab it......yummy...

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  11. Wat a beautiful dish, looks truly divine and yummy...

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  12. very good picture and love your statutory warning LOL.

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  13. Thats such a delicious pulao! lovely click!

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  14. Your husband is really lucky to get such a delcious rich dish in lunch box..I feel like grabbing those cashews. :-)

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  15. Looks very yummy love to have that bowl, am so famished after looking at the pics... very inviting click!!! And wonderful alternates for weight watchers!!!

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  16. Lovely and delicious pulav...tempting and inviting click!!

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  17. I too love this pulav Chitra...love the hot and sweet combo...lovely picture :)

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  18. colourful pulavo...looks delicious!

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  19. Wonderful looking pulao! The fried cashew and onions look especially tempting. :-)

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  20. Thanku all my frnds..@ pari, thanks..looking fwd to ur restaurant knda version:)

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  21. puloa loos so deicious.never tried kashiri pulao at home.

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  22. Pulav looks rich and delicious...

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  23. love this beeeeautiful pulao, dear!! Mouthwatering is all I can say!

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  24. Pulao Looks rich and colourul dear!!!!

    Lovely click :-)

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  25. Wow ... very colorful and yummy dish!

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  26. So rich and colorful looking pulao!

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  27. Absolutely incredible! That picture is so colorful and vivid and it makes me so hungry.

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  28. Looks so rich and colorful with lots of veggies, fruits and nuts. I'm loving it:)

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  29. great recipe...adding grapes is new to me..

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  30. Unable to give you a heart. so have a reply to push up your post. ........................................

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  31. Wow..looks so very authentic!!! yummy!

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  32. lovely colourful dish... very interesting flavours!

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  33. This dish is beautifully presented.

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  34. Very nice pulao dear. I can imagine the taste with the paneer, fresh cream and others. Frankly speaking, I like your version more than what I usually do:) Will definitely try yours soon.

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  35. It is looking tasty...
    I think at the time of making it I am going to do some changes in this recipe. As you have mentioned I am going to use condensed milk in it. Thanks for sharing this good recipe.

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