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March 1, 2010

Kashmiri Pulav - Kashmiri Pulao Recipe With Fruits And Nuts

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I tried this Kashmiri pulao recipe with fruits and nuts 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 with a mild sweet taste. 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 ;)).


Ingredients : ( 1 cup = 250ml)
  • 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 1 tbsp of warm milk )
  • Big onions – 2 nos (sliced )
  • Fresh cream – 2 tbsp
  • Butter – 1.5 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 your choice.



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40 comments :

Pari Vasisht said...

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.

Veggie Hut said...

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

Anonymous said...

tastyyyyyyyyy

Ms.Chitchat said...

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

Suparna said...

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

Raks said...

Looks nice and colourful!

This dish is not for me then :P

Finla said...

That is just beautiful and delcious looking pulao.

Deepthi Shankar said...

looks very nice. I want this now

Shama Nagarajan said...

great recipe dear...nice picture

Padma said...

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

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

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

PriyaRaj said...

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

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Delicious & colourful...........

Priya Suresh said...

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

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

very good picture and love your statutory warning LOL.

Rachana said...

Thats such a delicious pulao! lovely click!

Priya Narasimhan said...

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

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

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!!!

Hayley said...

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

Gita Jaishankar said...

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

Rekha shoban said...

colourful pulavo...looks delicious!

Sharmila said...

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

Chitra said...

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

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

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

Tina said...

Pulav looks rich and delicious...

Meena said...

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

Unknown said...

looks so colourful and delicious..

Aruna Manikandan said...

Pulao Looks rich and colourul dear!!!!

Lovely click :-)

Fathima said...

Wow ... very colorful and yummy dish!

Parita said...

So rich and colorful looking pulao!

Unknown said...

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

Mythreyi Dilip said...

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

Preety said...

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

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Preeti Kashyap said...

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

Nammaruchi.blogspt.com said...

lovely colourful dish... very interesting flavours!

Cynthia said...

This dish is beautifully presented.

Vikis Kitchen said...

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.

Anonymous said...

thats very colorful and yummy!

John Aadam said...

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.