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March 1, 2010


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 i am sending this entry to Radhika Vasant’s lunchbox event.Hope she would accept this :) ..



  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.

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

  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 :):)


  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 :)

  5. Looks nice and colourful!

    This dish is not for me then :P

  6. That is just beautiful and delcious looking pulao.

  7. looks very nice. I want this now

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

  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

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

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

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

  13. Thats such a delicious pulao! lovely click!

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

  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!!!

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

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

  18. colourful pulavo...looks delicious!

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

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

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

  22. Pulav looks rich and delicious...

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

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

    Lovely click :-)

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

  26. So rich and colorful looking pulao!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  33. This dish is beautifully presented.

  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.

  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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