This recipe is adapted from Sowmya's blog Creative saga with slight differences to suit my taste buds.This is a Mughlai variety of rice which is quite rich and delicately spiced. It tasted great and superb .It is hit in my Family. Thanks Sowmya for sharing such a nice recipe.

Ingredients:-

Basmati rice- 2 cups
Cashewnuts - 10
Raisins- 1tbsp(i did not use them)
Onion- 1 sliced
Paneer- 2 tbsps
Green peas- 1 cup
Carrot- 1 diced and boiled
Shahjira- 1 tsp
Bay leaf -1
Cinnamon- 1stick
Cloves-3
Cardamom- 2
Fruit pieces - 1tbsp stewed(I used apple)
Saffron- 1/4tsp
Ghee- 4tbsps
Salt- to taste
Ginger garlic green chilly paste- 2tbsps
Water- 4 cups




Method:-

Cook the rice. The grains should be seperate. Heat ghee in a pan. Add cashewnuts.Fry and keep them aside. Then add raisins(if using). Fry and keep them aside.Fry the onions till they are golden brown and keep aside. Add the Bay leaf,shahjira,cinnamon, cloves and cardamoms to the ghee and fry again. Add the rice, paneer,green peas,carrots , fruit pieces, paste , salt and mix well. Warm the saffron a little , rub in a little warm water and add it to rice. Decorate with the fried cashews,raisins and onions.Now your Navratna pulav is ready.
You can serve with Onion Raitha.

32 Comments:

  1. rekhas kitchen said...
    ammo pulao adirind chalabagundi
    Shama Nagarajan said...
    I love pulav........looks good
    sowmya said...
    am so glad you tried this..it was a hit at my place too as we like less spicy food...looks yumm
    srikars kitchen said...
    looks nice& awesome... nice entry..
    Laavanya said...
    My husband loves Kashmiri Naan because of the sweet tidbits.. I must try this pulao once.
    Jaishree said...
    Navratan Pulao looks nice& awesome...
    anudivya said...
    That looks really good. We don't get the same effect with brown rice.
    Kitchen Flavours said...
    Iam drooling over. Looks awesome.
    Cham said...
    The pulaov is rich should be tasty too
    Priya said...
    looks delicious n with plenty of veggies, really colourful to eyes..
    Uma said...
    ooh, the pulao looks so good and rich.
    Divya Vikram said...
    Colorful n healthy pulao with veggies..
    Mahimaa's kitchen said...
    a must try pulav.. great recipe dear..
    raaji said...
    looks so rich with dry fruits,veggies,fruits........sure must be yummy
    Vidhya said...
    Pulav looks really colorful and healthy
    Ramya Vijaykumar said...
    With, raisins and cashew this should be a rich and a tasty pulav...
    Usha said...
    Pulao looks wonderful...congrats on your well deserved award below too:)
    Aartee said...
    thats a very eye pleasing and yummy pulao
    Yasmeen said...
    mmm..the navratan pulao looks delicious;vegetables ,fruits, spices and nuts all in one great meal.
    Purva Desai said...
    Navratna Pulao looks really colourful packed withhealthy veggies...
    thanks for sharing
    Nidhi said...
    Lovely mix of veggies in the Pulao. Addition of fruits must surely have enhanced the taste.
    DEESHA said...
    looks superb ..
    RAKS KITCHEN said...
    Interesting recipe! Looks very nice:)
    Curry Leaf said...
    Very tasty pulao,healthy too.
    Mandira said...
    wow, that looks delicious. I too just posted rice biryani!
    Sagari said...
    pulao looks deleciousssss
    mitr_bayarea said...
    I add grapes and pineapples to mine pulao, good one.
    kamala said...
    Pulav looks so colorful Sireesha...Kids would love this
    n33ma said...
    Looks great.I just love pulao
    SMN said...
    Navarathna pulao looks yum
    TwinToddlersDad said...
    Looks Yummy! I have added a link on my blog

    http://www.littlestomaks.com/2008/11/03/basmati-rice-it-is-very-easy-to-cook-and-you-will-love-its-flavor-and-fragrance/
    Kushi S said...
    flavorful and delicious pulao:)Loved it

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