Basmati Rice : 500 gm.
Raisins : a handful
Cashews : 12-14
Onion : 1 (medium)
Ginger paste : 2 tsp.(teaspoon)
Bay leaves : 2
Cardamom : 3-4
Cloves : 4-5
Cinnamon : 2(1") pieces
Salt to taste
Sugar : 3 tbsp.
Black Pepper powder : 1 tsp.
Oil+Ghee : 2+2 tblsp.(tablespoon)
- Wash the rice and cook in enough water until 3/4 done. Do not overcook.
- Heat oil & ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel. Add bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom. Wait till they crackle, then add onions and ginger paste.
- Add cashews and raisins and fry with onions for about 2-3 minutes. Now add the cooked rice, salt and sugar. Mix everything together and season with black pepper powder.
- Keep stirring in low flame for about 4-5 minutes. Pulao is ready to serve.
This post is on the way to Rice Mela by Cooking 4 All seasons.