Navaratna Pulao Recipe

by Annamma Philipose

Navaratna Pulao Recipe

Ingredients:

• 1 Cup Basmati Rice

• 1/2 Cup Oil

• 2 Onions

• 6 Cloves

• 1" Cinnamon Stick

• ½ Tsp Cumin Seeds

• Salt To Taste

• ¼ Cup Peas

• 6 Drops Green Food Coloring

• 1/2 Cup Tomatoes

• ¼ Tsp Red Pepper Powder

• 2 Tsp Garam Masala

• 6 Drops Red Food Coloring

• 1 Cup Ghee

• 1 Tsp Almonds

• 1 Tsp Cashew Nuts

• 1 Tsp Golden Raisins

• 1 Tsp Pistachio Nuts

• 1" Piece Ginger

Method:

• Clean, wash, and soak rice for 30 mins.

• Heat oil and fry the onions.

• Add whole spices and fry for a minute.

• Add rice and fry for 2- 3 minutes.

• Add water and salt to taste.

• Cook the rice in Pressure Cooker for 20 minutes.

• Divide rice into three parts.

• For the first part of the rice, mix boiled peas, little salt (if required), and green food coloring mixed with little water.

• For the second part of the rice, mix diced tomatoes, red pepper, little salt (if required), garam masala powder, and red coloring mixed with little water.

• Keep the rice separately and warm in the oven.

• For the third part of the rice, fry almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios, raisins, ginger and chili in ghee and mix with the rice.

• While serving, spread all the three layers of rice one above another.

 

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