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Kashmiri Pulav

- submitted by Dahlia on 02-04-2009


Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Chopped mixed fruits (canned or fresh or dried) - 1 cup (like apples, raisins, apricots, peaches, pineapple, kiwi, dried cranberries, candied cherries etc) 
Mixed nuts - 1/2 cup ( Almonds, pecan, walnut, cashews etc.)
Saffron strands - 1/4 tsp (for garnish) + 1/4 tsp (for cooking with rice)
Whole Garam Masala - 1 bay leaf, 1 cinnamon stick, 3 cardomon, 3 cloves
Cream - 2 tblsp
Milk - 1/2 cup
Water - 2 cups
Sugar - 1 tblsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Ghee/ Butter - 2 tblsp
Rose water - 1 tsp
Salt - as needed
For garnish you can use
Edible Rose Petals 
Fresh fruits (chopped)
Fried Onions


1. Wash and soak the rice for atleast 10 minutes. Drain it and keep aside. 
2. Heat Ghee/ butter in a pan. Add cumin seeds and whole garam masala (cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamon, cloves).
3. Add the sugar to this and fry for a minute followed by the nuts.
4. Add the cream, milk, saffron and water to this and bring it to a boil. 
5. In the mean time, fry the rice in little ghee/butter. This step is important as it makes the rice nutty and keeps each grain seperate after it gets cooked.
6. Add this fried rice to the boiling milk water mixture along with required salt.
7. After it comes to a boil, reduce the flame to low, cover with a tight lid and let it cook for 20-25 minutes.
(If using a pressure cooker, just 1 whistle would do)
8. Transfer the rice gently to a large mixing bowl.
9. Add the fruits, remaining saffron strands and rose water to it. Gently mix with a fork. 
10. Cover with a aluminium foil or a tight lid and let it rest for 5-10 to let all the flavors to blend.
11. Garnish with edible rose petals, more fruits, nuts, cilantro, fried onions and serve hot with raita.



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Person   ()
Dear Dahlia, Greetings from London UK. How are you? I am originally from Andhra Pradesh, India
Settled and have family in London UK. My wife and I are pure vegetarians, by coincidence we both
are alergic to Garlic,Mushrooms and egg containted dishes. My mother bless her she passed away was the best Vegtarian cook now my wife too. I am no cook and I wish to syrprise my wife
with some veg cooking, savory and mild sweets. Can you help me with few pure veg. recipies and oblige. Thanks in advance.
Person   ()
Hi Gopal, Good to know that you want to make something and surprise your wife. Your wife is indeed lucky.
Please browse through the website and pick a few recipes that appeals to you. Try them one by one. Feel free to ask if you have any queries in that. Thank You.
Person   ()
you girls are doing a brilliant job...even i am new to the cooking fraternity as i started it only after coming to US,which is about 6 months back....and 2 days back i found ur blog in orkut...must say the recipes are very good with easy to follow insturctions....presentation is also excellent...i didnt know mexican food is so easy to cook.i will try your recipes n let you know the outcome.meanwhile,all the best and keep posting new recipes..
Person   ()
Hi Rashmita, Thank you very much for your compliments. Do try the recipes and give your feedback.
Person   ()
Like it kashmiri pulao
Person   ()
Thank you.
Person   ()
Its very nice recipe. my family liked it very much. specially thanks for the tip of fry the rice before cooking. It is the best recipe of kashmiri pulao available on net.
Person   ()
Thank you so much...
Person   ()
nice i also will use clay pots....thnks
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Person   ()
Yummy! I loved the flavor and have some saved for tomorrow as well. I used my non-toxic natural pure clay pot (I got from Miriam’s earthen cookware as gift) to cook this recipe and the flavor was unbelievably good and also all the nutrients stay in the food when cooked in these clay pots. It cooks the food with far infrared heat emitting from its letting seasoning penetrate deeper and blends all the flavor together and make the dish more delicious. 
Person   ()
Wow. Nice to hear that. Even I have a few clay pots. In India clay pots are used to naturally keep beverages cool. It is also said to impart extra flavor to curries cooked in it.
Person   ()
It came out well :) but I added ginger garlic paste and skipped rose water and cilantro. yet it tasted great.
Person   ()
oh good. Thanks for sharing your feedback.

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