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Navrattan Pullao (Nine-Jeweled Rice)

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Category: Indian, Rice

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Basmathi rice
  • 1 3/4 c Water
  • 1/4 c Oil
  • 1 sm Finely sliced onion
  • 6 Cloves
  • 2 Cinnamon (1-inch) stick
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Cumin seed
  • For Mixing with rice before
  • -serving:


1/4 c Frozen peas (boiled)
6 dr Green food coloring mixed
1 ts Water

1/4 c Diced tomatoes
1/4 ts Red pepper
Garam Masala
6 dr Red food coloring mixed in
2 ts Water

1 Thinly sliced onion
2 1/4 c Ghee
1 oz Almonds
1 oz Cashew nuts
1 1/2 oz Golden raisins
1 oz Pistachio nuts
1 Piece (1-inch) Ginger thinly
1 Green chili (optional)
1 Hard boiled egg

Method: Clean, wash, and soak rice in 1 3/4 c water for pressure cooking,
or in 2 cups of water for pan cooking. Heat oil and fry the onions. Add
whole spices. Fry 1 minute. Add rice and fry for 2/3 minutes to coat the
rice grains with oil. Add the water which the rice was soaking in. Pressure
cook, building up the pressure to 15 psi and let drop, OR cook in a pan
bringing to full boil then down to a simmer followed by 20 minutes of
cooking until the rice is done.

Divide rice into three parts. Thoroughly mix A with one part and B with
another. Leave the last part plain. Keep rice separate and warm in the

(C) Meanwhile fry the onion until it is crisp. Remove and fry almonds,
cashew nuts, pistachios, raisins, ginger and chili. Chop egg and sprinkle
with salt. Keep warm until required.

To serve, place onions, nuts, chopped egg and all of (C) in a dish and
spread the three batches of rice in clumps above it aesthetically.

Pantke) on Thu, 12 Aug 93.

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