Jun 7, 2012

Kashmiri Pulao!!!

Hi guys!!!

For almost a week before my husband's birthday I was browsing through recipes for a lunch that I was planning for all our friends. I wanted it to be vegetarian and something different. After having gone through hundreds of ideas, I loved the Kashmiri pulao recipe. I have not been able to accept the idea of sweet ingredients in spicy dishes. I do not like the Curd rice in Saravana Bhavan just coz of the raisins they add in it. Well, but that has completely changed after I tasted this Kashmiri pulao. This is a very simple pulao with raisins and grapes added in it. I was a bit skeptical in the beginning but gave it a shot. It was heavenly!!!!

The recipe is very simple and straightforward. It does not take a lot of time to prepare and goes well with any spicy curry. Now lets see the recipe.


Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Green peas - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 big
Green chillies - 2 or 3
Cashews - 15
Raisins -  a fistful
Grapes (Green and Black seedless) - 1/2 cup
Pomegranate seeds - 1/4 cup
Cinnamon - 1/2" stick
Cloves - 5
Bay leaves - 2
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Heavy cream - 2 tbsp
Salt  - as per taste


1. Cook the basmati rice for 10 minutes under pressure. Spread the cooked rice on a wide plate and let it cool.
2. Cook the green peas and keep it handy. Heat the ghee in a wide vessel and add all the whole spices, cashews and raisins.
3. When they sizzle add the chopped onions, green chillies and the cooked green peas. Next add the cooked rice along with required amount of salt and mix well.
4. Finally add the heavy cream and mix thoroughly. Add the fruits at the end and serve.

Tastes best with any spicy curry!!!


  1. Hey even I am not the one who like sweet ingredients in rice, but urs looks tempting. will give it a shot.

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    1. Thanku Shweta... Oh yeah this combination was really great.. Do try it and let me know how u liked it :)

  2. Hi dear I am your new follower. Kashmiri Pulao was on my wishlist from a long time. Will surely try it. Do visit my space in your free time.


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