Whenever I visit restaurants, Kashmiri pulao is one dish in menu card which attracts me, with a lot of mixed nuts with fruits. Usually for weekend/special lunch I prepare dishes like Bisi Bele bath or Vegetable Biryani, but this time I wanted to spend less time in kitchen, and still have some exotic dish. Suddenly I remembered seeing kashmiri pulao recipe in Sharmis passion. I followed her recipe, making a few changes.
Preparation Time : 10 mins | Soaking time : 30 mins | Cooking Time : 20 – 25 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Entree
Basmati Rice – 1 cup (Soaked and drained)
Milk – 1 cup
Water – 1 cup
Saffron – 1/8 tsp
Ghee / Oil – 2 tbsp (I used ghee)
Cinnamon – 1/2 piece
Cloves – 2
Fennel Seed powder – 1/4 tsp
Cardamom – 2 pods
Grapes – 1/2 cup
Pomegranate – 1/4 cup
Nuts – 1/2 cup (Almonds, Cashews and Walnuts)
Raisins – 2 tbsp
Salt – as needed
Sugar – 1/4 tsp (Optional)
- Soak saffron in milk for 10 minutes
- Add 1 tbsp ghee to the pan. When its hot, add whole spices (Cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and fennel seeds) and saute for minute. Add rice and saute for 1-2 minutes
- Add milk, water, saffron and salt, and close the lid. Switch off after the rice is cooked
- Spread the rice in a wide pan and set aside
- Add ghee to the pan, once the ghee is hot add the nuts and saute till they are crunchy. Add raisin at the end as they cook soon. Add fruits and nuts to the rice pan after rice is cooled (Adding fruits when is rice is hot makes the pulao watery) and gently mix. Easy and yummy pulao is ready:-) Serve it with any gravy. We had with Malai Kofta ( Recipe coming up soon:-))
- Add fruits of your choice. Apple, pineapple, grapes,pomegranate etc. can be added
- Instead of using whole spices, you can also use garam masala
- Instead of cooking rice directly, you can also pressure cook or use slow cooker
Glad to send this recipe for Kids Lunch Box ideas Contest of IndusLadies
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A health and delicious combo!
Looks yummmm.. I’m gonna try this soon 🙂
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It looks really delicious.
The kashmiri pilau looks extra delicious, thank you!
Yum! Thanks! 🙂
Kashmiri pulao looks really yumm Vidya, Love to try it for my kids.
Thanks Swathi:-) I am sure kids will love it
Wow! how interesting, I’ve never made pulao with milk, I see you’ve used water AND milk. Will definitely have to give that a try. 🙂
Thanks Loretta:-) milk gave nice flavour to the pulao. Do try
I want this for breakfast!!!!
I wish I can give you Liz:-)
Looks delicious with all the fruits, nuts and spices, what wonderful flavor!
Not only does that look fantastic, it sounds so simple and easy. I’m def trying it this weekend! Thanks for sharing this. – Stopping by from ‘Cast Off Blog Syndication.’ 🙂
Thanks for visiting and dropping your comments:-)
Oh I love this, the spicing, the grapes and nuts and a little sugar. This is better than any rice pudding I have ever had.
Thanks Suzanne:-)yes it tasted yummy with those nuts and fruits
Thank you for this recipe. I am sharing it on my “Indian Food” board at Pinterest.
This looks yummy, such a nice ideal I should try this.
Kashmiri…interesting…a new cuisine to try:-)
I love Kashmiri Pulao too, so rich & almost decadent 🙂 Thanks for sharing, looks delicious!
This dish looks delicious, and so fun with the grapes on top! Love the rice and nut combination.
I should try this. You won’t believe rava upma n pulao is something that I never get it the way I want 🙂 he he
Rava Upma is my favorite too:-)Srividhya, add few drops of oil/ ghee after adding water. I am sure that will help
I’m totally with you. Pulao is a great way to measure the ability of a restaurant to make good food. This looks so delicious. The spices are perfect and i love the addition of the grapes.
Thanks Amanda, fruit gave nice flavour to the dish:-)
Kashmiri pulao- fruit and nut filled flavourful sweet and spicy pulao looks delish Vidya. ..so next koftas – just by the name kofta started droooooling. …waiting…
Thanks Chitra:-) having sweet tooth I liked this pulao. While typing malai Kofta, I rembered my dear vegan loving friends – you and Charan. I am sure one/both of you will come up vegan alternative recipe for malai kofta
Oh that so sweet of you V….these encouragements and sweet words makes me feel good and encourages me to explore more and more…..thanx a bunch dear will try to with my dad’s blessings….
With your Dad’s blessing you are doing/ going to do wonder dear
yummy .. exotic
Wow! Looks smashing dear. Looking forward to malai kofta post 😉
Thanks Radhi:-) wow many malai Kofta lovers here:-)
I really love nuts in everything, including the idea of adding them to a stir-fry or rice dish as you have done here. You’ll have to let me know your thoughts on my fried rice dish with nuts and curry – I plan on posting it in a few days. Thanks for always fantastic recipes! Best,
I am waiting for your post Zen:-)
Delicious and rich pulao…
Looks delish! It’s been on my to do list. Hope to make it soon
Thanks Rekha:-) Waiting to see your version
Vidya, your Kasmiri Pulao looks very appetizing with all these ingredients 🙂
Thanks Linda:-) totally agree nuts and fruits made the dish yummy
Oh thats a rich and tasty pulao!! The ingredients say it clear!!
Kasmiri pulao is a very tasty dish and never knew how it was done 😉 thanks for the recipe dear , waiting for malai kofta recipe 🙂
Glad you liked it Malar:-) will post soon, happy that you noticed it dear
Delicious – Thank you for sharing!!
Thanks:-) Happy that you liked it