January 30, 2010

Kashmiri Pulav ~ Guest Post

I never knew about Anu, a silent reader of my blog, until when I received a query mail from her. After exhange of few mails, the relation ship blosommed from reader to a friend. When I requested her for a guest post, she was happy to play along. Please welcome Anu to Kailas Kitchen and she comes with a plate of delicious looking  Kashmiri Pulao.


Basmathi Rice – 1 cup

Ginger garlic Paste – 1 spoon

Cinnamon – 1 inch piece

Cloves – 3 nos

Cardomom – 3 nos

Cumin seeds – ¾ teaspoon

Aniseed – ¾ teaspoon

Pepper – ¼ teaspoon

Ghee – 2 spoons

Yellow food color – as preferred

Fruits cut into equal sizes( Apples, Pomegranate, Grapes, Pineapples) – 1 cup

Dry fruits (Pista, Cashew, Raisins, Badam) – ¼ cup

Salt – As required


Rinse and soak the Basmathi rice for 5-20 mins

In a kadai, pour a spoon of Ghee and add cumin and aniseed first. Subsequently add cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, grounded pepper(can add green chilli if preferred).  Also add ginger garlic paste. Just fry for 30 seconds and add the drained rice. Fry for 2 more minutes

Stop the flame, pour the rice and masala mix in the Rice cooker and add 1 and ½ cups of water along with required amount of salt and cook. Pour the rest of 1 spoon of Ghee.

Fry the Dry fruits with just little ghee and keep it aside

Once rice is cooked garnish with the fruits and dry fruits. I had made Onion Raitha and cauliflower pakodas to serve with the rice.


  1. It's fun to meet people here in the blog world... the pulao looks super tasty :)

  2. It looks yummy. One of my favorite.

  3. Loved the idea of inviting someone this way. The pulav looks simply yummy.

  4. This is a hat trick, I'd say. Meeting a silent reader, making a friend and then this lovely pulao. :)

  5. Meeting a silent reader and making a friendship with her is such a fantastic moments na...Tempting pulav and needless to say how tasty it will be..

  6. looks wonderful and nice recipe..

  7. It is lovely the way blogging has brought me in touch with like-minded people! Anu's recipe is delicious, Jayasree.

  8. really tasty and yummy pulav...very colourful too...:))

    cheers and do visit if you can


  9. Dear Jayasree,

    Thanks a lot for posting my recipe.
    Your blog has inspired me to try blogging with my recipes.
    Thank you all for your very nice comments.


  10. Another friendhsip through the blogosphere…and that it led Anu to become a a part of your blog…wow! The Kashmiri Pulao looks delicious and eye-pleasing. Sure it must have been a treat in both your homes! The fruits and the dry fruits add to the nutrient value of the pulao. A must –try and seems to be easy and quick to make. Thanks for sharing.


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