December 04, 2012

Shahi Pulav

Shahi pulav is one of the mughlai delicacy.It is one of the royal dish...It is a mild flavoured rice,but extremely rich and tasty.This dish needs only simple ingrediants but it is packed with lot of flavours.This recipe is from


Basmati Rice-2 cups
Onion-2 sliced
Green chilli-4 slitted
Coriander leaves- a handful
Mint Leaves-a handful
Ginger Garlic paste-1 tblspn
Salt to taste
Sugar-2 tblspn
Ghee-3 tblspn

Whole Garam Masala:

Cinnamon(pattai)-1 inch piece
Bay leaves(briyani ilai)-1


Soak the Basmati rice for 30 min then drain and set it aside.

In a Heavy bottomed pan add ghee and heat it up.Then add in all the whole garam masala ingrediants and mix.

Add in the onion and sugar and mix.Now the onion will get nice golden colour because of the sugar.

Add green chilli,coriander leaves,mint leaves and mix.

Add in the soaked rice and combine well.Pour around 4 cups of water(for each cup of rice add 2 cups of water).Bring that to a boil.

Cover and simmer for 15-20 min by which time the rice would have absorbed all the water and perfectly cooked.

Serve hot with any curry.

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