Kashmiri Pulao/Pilaff ........... + Herbs!! Herbs!!


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Oh Saturdays , the longest and the bestest days of my life , I love thee...We do a lot of outdoor things together on Saturdays and last weekend we even found some time to plant our lil herb garden. ..Adding some new life to our lives ....Here is a peek to some of the herbs we got this time....Mint , Parsley , Basil , Rose mary , and many more...
The culture and life style of people will be reflected in their cuisine and exploring the same gives you a lil insight to a place , without even visiting them. Its always a dream to visit Kashmir, even though I know its nearly impossible. So here I am taking a visit to the the paradise ( supposedly) through a simple yet rich dish adapted from Anjum's New Indian. where Anjum says .. Saffron , spices , nuts and dried fruits gives a unique flavor to this dish .. I didn't have any dried fruits with me , I made it minus the dried fruits.,Yet it is deliciously flavorful.


Recipe for Kashmiri Pulao ( Adapted from Anjum's New indian)
Ingredients:-

Oil
Cumin seeds - 3/4 tea spoon
Cinnamon Stick - 1
Cloves -3
Cardamom - 3
Bay Leaf - 1
Onion Sliced - 1 medium
Blanched Almonds roughly chopped - 2 table spoon
Raisins - 2 table spoon
Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Saffron Strands - a large pinch
Hot milk - 2 table spoon
Dried figs chopped - 1
Pistachios chopped - 2 table spoon
Salt to taste

Directions :-

Rinse Basmati rice , till water runs clear and soak while you saute onion. Soak saffron strands in hot milk
Heat oil in a pan and add cumin , cinnamon , cloves , cardamom and bay leaf and saute for 30 seconds. 
Add onions and cook till it is soft and golden and add chopped almonds and raisins and fry for 2-3 minutes.
Drain the rice and add to the pan , fry foe a minute and add 1 3/4 cup water , saffron milk figs and salt to taste.Bring to boil , cover and cook in medium flame  for 8-10 minutes . Switch off the heat, add the Pistachios and let it stand for 5 minutes. Fluff it with a fork and serve with a spicy curry like,





Sarah

57 comments:

Kairali sisters said...

Awesome kashmiri pilao Sarah!!!

Foodie Ann said...

Beautiful Sarah....:)

Smitha said...

I love planting and working on my garden!....looks wonderful!...
kashmiri pulao looks great, very flavorful and yum!
Smitha
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Shanthi said...

Love the herbs and the plants . I can smell the aromatic pilaf here. Wonderful

Sharmilee! :) said...

Lovely aromatic rice....yum yum

sojo said...

ur pulao looks tempting...as usual, beautiful clicks...loved ur herb garden too....

Treat and Trick said...

Perfect and yummy! Love your beautiful clicks too...

Nitha said...

Yummy pulav Sarah... I am in love with your herb garden too..

julie said...

Perfect job for a weekend,Sarah.I too have the curry leaf plant and the mint in my small garden..
kashmiri pulao looks yummy..will try this out sometime.
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Loved your fresh herbs in those pots....Kashmiri pulao looks awesome

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S.Menaga said...

wonderful pulao..loved ur herbs!!

Chitra said...

Nice to have fresh herbs,which give more flavor to the dishes ...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Awesome pulao...Nice herb garden dear..

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Simply awesome.. adding saffron strands is the real show-stealer...
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aipi said...

Whoa! That pulao looks insanely delicious ! Loved your herb garden too :)
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An Open Book said...

u know what i always thought kashmiri pulao had pineapple and all in it and it was towards the sweeter side which kinda made me averse to it..but ur recipe doesnt seem 2 have all those things i hate in a savoury dish..well maybe figs, but yeah its not too bad at all :)

Ananda Rajashekar said...

i see LIFE in ur garden! all heard looks so healthy and glorious! how much i would love to grow them...i usually end up killing them all....Kashmiri pulav looks wonderful...though at home we usually we make it lots of fresh fruits!

Sowmya said...

Wow...so fresh, green and inviting! Just had my lunch, but feeling hungry already :)

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Suman Singh said...

Kashmiri pulao looks heavenly..would love to try this recipe soon..thanks for sharing!
Simply love ur herb garden...looks very cute and beautiful!

Suman Singh said...

Kashmiri pulao looks heavenly..would love to try this recipe soon..thanks for sharing!
Simply love ur herb garden...looks very cute and beautiful!

Irene said...

Your clicks make me drool. I am not kidding... Wonderful :)

Biny Anoop said...

hey dear ...pulao looks absolutely fab....anjum is a great cook and she must be proud of the way u r promoting her recipes...

Suja said...

Looks awesome dear..perfect tempting rice.

Sobha Shyam said...

pulao looks awesome..loved ur herb garden !!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

The kashmiri Pulao looks heavenly. Looks like you had a great time shopping this saturday. Look at your herb garden..so green and wanting me to go get some for myself too.Awesome!

Asha said...

Really good...Will try it for sure..

Swathi said...

Your herb garden going to be awesome. Kashmiri pulao looks delicious.

Nostalgia said...

Beautiful pictures! Pilaf sounds great and what a wonderful herb garden. Hm...everything looks delicious.

anthony stemke said...

Can't wait to make this marvelous pulao, Thank You.

I try to grow basil, but the leaves never get big. Used to grow them well in Louisiana, but here, two years running no dice.

Nandini said...

Great pulao...Very flavourful and yummy! It's certainly suitable for lunch!

divya said...

pulao looks awesome..loved ur herb garden !!

Nisha said...

Nice Puloa and beautiful clicks.

Shanavi said...

Sarah...O my.. Fantastic, Love the pulao and superb clicks .. Ur garden is so good

Priti said...

Looks so fab .love the pics

Vardhini said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Pulao looks so yummy. Lovely blog and I am happy to follow you.

Vardhini
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Jaleela Kamal said...

nice pulao

Jaleela Kamal said...

with saffron pulao will very flavorful

சிங்கக்குட்டி said...

Wow..."Kashmiri Pulao" with spicy south indian mutton curry will be Yummm :-)

Yummy Team said...

Ahaa..Adipoli pulav!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Could smell the fragrance here :) Lovely captures!

Zareena said...

Kann vechu aa garden e. I love to work in my garden. Loved your a lot so fresh and green. Lovely. Excellent snaps dear as always. You rock.

Priya said...

Wow wonderful and eye pleasing herb garden, soo fresh...

Pulao looks extremely inviting..

Priya said...

Wow wonderful and eye pleasing herb garden, soo fresh...

Pulao looks extremely inviting..

Rumana Rawat said...

Beautiful picture:)

Prathima Rao said...

Royal & aromatic pulao!!! Loved the addition of figs :)
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Babli said...

Pulao looks marvellous and I liked the way you have presented. Feel like having the pulao now.

Rachana said...

What a flavourful pilao. Loved the pictures too...

Plateful said...

Ahh, I'd love to get hold of rosemary for my own garden...! The pilaf looks delicious, made even more gorgeous with your pictures!

Now Serving said...

Love the mouthwatering pictures of the rice and the wonderfully fresh and luscious herbs, Sarah! Awesome post dear :)

Gulmohar said...

Pulao looks pretty..It's always wonderful to have a herb garden of your own..I'm trying to add some in mine too ;-)

Nithu said...

Well said!! And the pulao looks gorgeous. It really gives a unique taste and flovor with dry fruit and nuts. Also, loved your herbs. I am also setting up a garden in my balcony.

Pete said...

Would love to plant those lovely herbs! Nothing beats cooking with home planted herbs!

Sathya Sankar said...

Pulao looks wonderful, love the herb garden!

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Cham said...

I have few herbs too, they look pretty vibrant!
The rice is very fragrant one!

lissie said...

Loved the pulao and your herb garden, Sarah! Good luck with gardening..!I feel so relaxed when I work in my garden... :)

Madhu said...

Looks awesome Sarah, i keep forgetting to tell you. The table on which you take the pics is great! It has a certain character to it :)

swapna said...

Delicious Pulav....

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