Jun 24, 2013

Shahi Pulav ( Pulao ) / Shahi Pilaf / Shahi Biryani

This is my second recipe for shahi pulav. This is one of my all time favorite recipe. I first posted it a year back, since it is my fav, i want it to have a clear pictorial recipe. So here i am with a new post with more pictures. You can check out my old recipe here.

This rice dish has a slight sweetish tingle to it. It is a kind of rich recipe. You can make it in different variation, you can add saffron water in it, you can add veggies to it. I will soon post that. So off you go to the recipe.

Preparation Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Serves : 2


Basmati Rice -  1 cup
Onions - 1 large sliced thinlyGreen Chilli - 3 large slit
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tblspn
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tblspn
Coriander Leaves - a handful
Mint Leaves - a handful
Water - 1.5 cup

For Seasoning:
Ghee - 2 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tblspn
Bay Leaf - 1
Cinnamon Stick - 1 inch piece
Cardamom / Yelakai - 4 crushed
Cloves / Krambu - 4


Wash and soak the rice for 30 mins.

Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add in all the seasoning ingredients and saute for a while.

Now add in salt and sugar and mix well. Let them cook for a while.

Add in onions, green chilli and saute till they turn golden.

Now add in ginger garlic paste and saute them for a min.

Now add in the soaked drained rice and mix them well.

Add in a good amount of coriander and mint leaves.

Pour in 1.5 cups of water and bring it to a boil. Simmer the flame and pressure cook for 1 whistle. Let it simmer for 5 mins. Switch off the flame and let the steam go all by itself. Fluff the rice with a fork.

Serve with any curry.

Take all your ingredients

Soak your rice

Heat ghee in a pan

Add cumin seeds and all whole spices

Add in salt and sugar

Mix them well

Add in onions and chillies

Saute them on high heat

Till it is golden brown

Add in ginger garlic paste

Saute them

Add in soaked rice

Add in coriander and mint leaves

Saute them for a while

Pour in water

Mix well

Bring it to a boil

Cover and Cook

Till rice is done



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