Navratan pulav


2 cups basmati rice (soak for 10 mins)
Salt to taste
1 tsp ghee
1 cup grated paneer
2 onions
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup carrot chopped lengthwise
1/2 cup beans chopped lengthwise
Few roasted cashews
Few raisins
1 potato cut lengthwise
1 tomato chopped finely
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Piece of cinnamon
2-3 cloves
1 cardamom crushed
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
Finely chopped coriander leaves
3 tsp oil

Heat ghee, add cumin seeds. When it splutters, add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and fry for a minute. Add turmeric powder and transfer to the vessel with rice. Add salt and cook till soft and grainy.

Heat 1 tsp oil, add one onion chopped and tomato. Fry for 2 minutes and add carrot, beans and peas. (can add cauliflower and capsicum too) Fry for a minute and add little water and cook covered till soft. Add a bit of salt, garam masala powder, red chilli powder and mix well. Add the cooked rice and mix slowly without breaking the rice.

Heat 2 tsp oil. Make small balls of the grated paneer and fry them till golden brown. Keep aside. Fry onion pieces cut lengthwise well and then fry potato pieces. Add finely chopped coriander leaves, paneer balls, potato pieces, fried onions, cashews and raisins to the rice and mix well.

Serve with raita of your choice.
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Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Thats awesome... I have to try it...

Nithya said...

Yumm yumm.. healthy dish too :)

Deepti said...

Hmmm very tempting...u know this is one of my fav combos.

Shama Nagarajan said...

yuumy delicious pulao

Parita said...

Pulav looks too tempting!

Preeti Kashyap said...

This is sooooooooooooo yummmm. The fried paneer is an excellent idea. Love the pic too! Yum Yum!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Pulav is such a drool worthy dish!

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Navratna Puloa looks very nice and specially with all those beautifully cut veggies.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Awesome & healthy

Valarmathi said...

Looks awesome. Liked the paneer balls on rice.

shivi ku said...

I find this recipe. Good tasting and fairly simple to make.
I also like the way u have compiled the bog.
Great work!!!

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