Monday, 16 January 2012

Navratan Pulao



Navratan Pulao or Navratna pulav Ingredients:

1.  Basmati rice - 2 cups
2.  Water - 4 cups
3.  Carrot & Beans – 1 cup (chopped)
4.  Green peas – ½ cup
5.  Potato (medium size) – 1 (Cut into small cubes)
6.  Cashew nuts – 10
7.  Badam – 8
8.  Pista – 8
9.  Raisons (dry grapes) - 8
10. Ginger – 1 inch piece
11. Garlic – 3 flakes
12. Green chillies - 5 or to taste
13. Onion - 1 lengthwise chopped
14. Tomato - 1 finely chopped
15. Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
16. Cardamom - 2
17. Clove - 2
18. Bay leaf - 1
19. Ghee (clarified butter) - 6 tsp
20. Coriander leaves - few
21. Mint leaves - few

Navratna pulav Preparation:

First clean and wash the rice with plenty of water.

Then soak the rice with 1 cup water for ½ an hour.

Then make a paste with ginger, garlic and green chillies.

Heat the pressure cooker with ghee.

Add cashew nuts, badam, pista, raisons, cinnamon, cardamom, clove and bay leaf. 

Sauté for few mins.

Then add onions. 

Fry till they turn into golden brown colour.

Next add tomatoes, ginger garlic and green chillies paste.

Sauté until the raw smell disappears or the oil separates from the mixture.

Then add carrots, beans, potato cubes and peas.

Combine well.

Now add rice, 3 cups of water, coriander leaves, mint leaves and salt.

Close the pressure cooker with a lid.

Pressure cook for 2 whistles and switch off the stove.

Now your navrathna pulao is ready.

Serve hot with onion raitha.