14 November 2010

92: Shahi Pulao

1 Tbsp. black cumin (Shahi Jeera)
½ Onion, cut into thin long slices
½ cup chopped coriander
½ cup chopped mint
2 Tbsp. fried onion
1 tsp. ginger garlic paste
2-3 green chillies
2 cups Basmati rice
Salt to taste
1 tsp. sugar
½ cup fried dry fruits (cashews, chopped almonds)

Soak rice for 30 mins in double the amount of water (2 cups rice, 4 cups water). Heat oil in a wide pan. Add oil, shahi jeera and the sugar. Mix it well so that the sugar caramelizes and gives brown color. This is what gives the final rice a nice brown color. Add the onions and sauté the onions for 3-4 mins. Add the ginger garlic paste and sauté until the raw smell of the ginger garlic paste is gone. Add slit green chillies, chopped mint, coriander and salt. Sauté for 2-3 mins. Add the soaked rice along with the water. Cook rice until 90 percent cooked and most of the water has evaporated. Add the fried onions and the dry fruits. Cover the rice with a lid and cook on low heat for 5 mins.


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