Monday, February 1, 2010

Kashmiri Pulav

Kashmiri pulav is a very colorful rice dish served as main course along with some spicy gravy. This pulao can be the best choice for the people who cannot take the Indian hot cuisine. We can add the fruits according to our imagination.

For the very first time I tasted this Kashmiri pulao along with gobi manchurian gravy in Hotel Kamatlingapur, Bangalore.

I got the recipe from a library-book (Sorry,forgotten the author name!) in Madras. It is always a great hit in my house along with Butter chicken.

Kashmiri pulao:



Ingredients:


Main ingredients:
Basmati rice - 1 cup
warm milk - 1 tbsp
saffron - a few strands
salt - to taste

To make the flavored water to cook rice:
Mint leaf - 4 stems
cardamom - 2
nutmeg - very tiny piece
cloves - 2
cinnamon - 2 inch
water - 3 cups

To temper:
onion - 1 cup (sliced lengthwise)
Bay leaf - 2
green chilly - 2 (chopped)

Ghee - 1 tbsp

cashew - 5
almond -5 (slivered)
Raisins - 10

To garnish:
Tuti frooti - 10 pieces
Pomegranate - 1/4 cup
pineapple - 1/4 cup (chopped)
Tangarine / orange - 3 slices
black grapes - 5

Method:

Wash the rice and soak it in water for 1/2 an hour.

Boil 3 cups of water in a vessel along with mint leaves , cinnamon , cloves, cardamom. As soon as it starts boiling, switch off and let it remain closed for 30 minutes. Strain and discard the spices. (I used them while grinding the masala for butter chicken).

Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan, fry the chopped onion , green chillies and take it out. Keep aside.
Fry the cashews, raisins, almonds and keep aside.

Add another tsp of ghee and fry the (soaked and drained) rice for few minutes.

Now pour the prepared flavored water to the rice. Add salt (1/8 tsp) and cook until the rice is done (not mushy).
Using a colander / strainer remove the excess water.

Soak the saffron in milk for 1 hour, and add this milk to the rice.

Garnish with fried onion, green chilly, nuts, raisins.

Keep it warm.

Mix the chopped fruits before serving .

Kashmiri pulao is ready!

Serving suggestions:
Kashmiri pulao can be served as a main course dish along with some paratha / naan and a very spicy gravy.
The above said quantity can be enough for 2 people.
Chicken tikka masala or butter chicken are best combo for Kashmir pulav.

42 comments:

Jagruti said...

love the kashmiri pulav...rich and royal....really nice click..:-))

Fimère said...

c(est original bien épicé et parfumé ça doit être un délice bravo
bonne soirée

Sushma Mallya said...

looks rich and colourful viki..i have done kashmiri pulav but this version sounds more nice...very lovely click too

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

That's a delicious plate of briyani u got there and i will finish it in seconds:)

Nithu Bala said...

Great post Dear.. I'm fan of this Kashmiri pulao but never tried..will sure to try yours..thanks dear for sharing..nice pictures..

Preethi Rajeev said...

It looks so delicious, very flavourful.I hav eto make it soon , thanks for the share.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Iam sure kids will love it....

shahana said...

Even im a big fan of kashmiri pulav.Liked ur pics!!!

suvaiyaana suvai said...

colourful pulav

Sathya Sankar said...

Pulao looks very delicious and rich viki !

Devasena Hariharan said...

Looks rich! by the way what's that in the glass (looks very attractive). makes me imagine -:)

FoodLovers said...

looks yummy viki

Yasmeen said...

Those fruity garnish look so delish :D

Devi Meyyappan said...

Yummy pulav:), looks very good and nice!!.. tempting!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Thank you friends:)
Devasena: Hi..hi...beer nu nenachingala pa:) That tall beer mug is filled with the flavored water prepared to make the pulao da.

Sarah Naveen said...

Oh my!!! that looks so colorful and yummy!!! wanna have some... i m coming for lunch..

Cicily Antony said...

very colorful and rich...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Looks great. I have never tasted it before. Your look eye-catching and appealing.

Sashi said...

Looks very colorful Viki. Must be delicious.

Rachana Kothari said...

Rich and delicious fruit pulao...nice click too:)

Malar Gandhi said...

That is just so delicious...one teeny curious question...whats in that beer mug?

Padma said...

Delicious rice.

Nostalgia said...

Very nice.. I like the idea of adding all those fruits. Pineapples especially heightens the taste of all the ingredients and blends into make things really good

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yummy and colorful...

Viki's Kitchen said...

Malar: hi..hi.. I think you know my aversion for alcohol:) That tall beer mug is filled with the flavored water prepared to make the pulao da.

Pavithra said...

Wow I love kashmiri pulav..looks so yummy and making me hungry now.

Soma Pradhan said...

It looks so yummy....Nice click too

Gita said...

I think these girls are going crazy over that beer mug Viki ;) pulav looks tasty da...nice pictures and presentation :)

Nandini said...

Very flavorful and colorful Pulao!

sowmya.s said...

colourful and delicious..

Priya said...

Lovely pulao, VIki...looks really rich with all those nuts....fantastic.

Akal's Saappadu said...

kashmiri pulao looks grand and well garnished!!! this is how we do it too, but it's been some time since I did; (thanksfor the reminnder :) )

butter chicken kooda super-aa irukkumey :):)

Jaleela said...

colourful and yummy palau

Tina said...

Never tried this pulav..Sounds yummy and colourful....

AshKuku said...

It is very magical that how different ingredients picture the pulao into.... It is the same rice prep.... but the different ingres we use show us different outcomes of it.... This particular prep, is so enticing with its lovely colors spread all over... I have saved it for my future references.... & will surely try.... KUDOS!!!!!

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Babli said...

Kashmiri pulav looks delicious and tempting. Lovely picture with wonderful presentation.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Looks comforting and a scrumptious meal... Love the way it has come out!!!

Siddhi S said...

wow viki this pulav luks very tempting...nice recipe...thnx for sharing...i vl try it now

Aparna said...

never tried this pulao..nice presentation :)

Cham said...

Very exotic dish to serve for guest also!

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Rina said...

Lov kasmiri pulav..long time since i tasted..u inspire me to make it at home..and have w/ butter chicken or paneer butter masala