Jul 23, 2011

Aromatic Rice Pilaf

Rice Pilaf with Goan Chicken Curry
Hai Friends Hope you all enjoying ur weekends..Today I am in a mood of baking cookies,so I have planned to bake Oreo Chocolate Chip cookies and M&M Cookies..Very Tempting Right..I will let you know how it turned out..Coming back to Blogging Marathan..BM Group 1 came to an end..From today onwards I am gonna do BM Group 2 the theme is “Cooking from a Cookbook”...Before going to the recipe I like to show you my cookbook collections..I have recently started collecting cookbook and I have quite a few cookbooks(Click this)..

Now coming back to todays recipe..This is a simple quick pilaf..It is a very flavourful rice preparation..This recipe is modified from “Anjum Anand’s I Love Curry” Cookbook..You could buy this book from here or here..


Basmati rice-1 cup
Onion-1 sliced
Cinnamon / Pattai-1 inch piece
Cloves / Krambu-4
Cardamom / Yelakai-4
Pepper-1 tsp
Bay leaves / Brinji ilai-1
Salt to taste
Ghee-2 tblspn
Coriander leaves / Cilantro for garnishing


Wash rice in lots of water and soak it for 30 min.Drain and set aside.

In a thick bottom pan add ghee and heat it up.

Add in cloves,cardamom,bay leaf,pepper,cinnamon and fry for 30 sec.

Throw in onions and cook till golden.

Add in the rice and fry for 2 min.

Pour in 2 cups of water and bring that to boil.Once it started boiling cover it with a tight fitting lid and let it cook on a very low flame for 10-15 mins.

Once it has absorbed all the water,fluff it with a fork and let it stand for 10 min covered.

Throw in lots of coriander and mix well.

Serve hot with any curry..

I made this dish from this book...I love this lady

Grab your ingrediants
Crackle whole spices in ghee

add in onions

cook till golden brown

add in soaked rice
pour in water

bring to a good boil

cook it

yummy looking dish
Perfect grains of rice



  1. El arroz me gusta!!!
    Un saludito

  2. Looks so delish!I too am doing the same theme :)

  3. Perfect dish for lunchbox...quick and tasty...

  4. Rice is cooked to perfection. Simple,aromatic pilaf.

  5. Me gusta mucho el arroz basmati y me has enseñado la forma de cocerlo bien. Gracias. La traducción del navegador no es muy buena, pero he podido entender perfectamente.

    Feliz verano

  6. flavorfull rice...love wid chicken...:)

  7. It is an art to make rice thsi fluffy.And with right ingredients there is nothing to say..just sit down eat and enjoy;)

  8. Love the rice and the presentation...

  9. Lovely and aromatic recipe.. Looks perfect !!
    Indian Cuisine

  10. Love the simple, aromatic rice preparation.

  11. wow, that does look very aromatic.
    I too have seen her tv episodes :)

  12. Pulao looks awesome! I can feel the aroma all the way across the world!

  13. What a flavorful rice dish. I'm going to try this next time I make pulao. Thanks for sharing.

  14. akka where did yu get those cook books?plz let me know i wanna buy..:)

  15. @unnathi veenaiI added salt along with onion, missed that photo


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