Jaipuri Pulao

Last time when we met our buddies, I made a Rajasthani platter… And then got a chance to post a few dishes! A special rice preparation was left behind so thought of posting it today :) Well yes, I have tried 2 different types of Jaipuri Pulao so far and this one was a winner out of those 2!!! Who won’t love a rice dish with crunchiness of veggies, aroma of clarified butter and of course, sweetness of cashew-nut paste :)
Yes, it was a trial only for that special dinner but everyone loved it. Was in hurry so couldn’t click a proper pic that time and didn’t have much leftover to take pics on the next day!!! No chance… So had to work with this one only :P Who cares… All what I remember is a wonderful flavor & aroma of that rice bowl!!!

jaipuri pulao

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup Basmati Rice, cooked
1/2 cup Chopped Veggies (I used carrots, green beans, capsicum)
8-10 pieces Paneer
7-8 Cashewnuts, cut into halves
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 Bayleaf
A pinch of Cardamom Powder
2 Cinnamon Sticks, 1″ each
2-3 Cloves
2 tbsp Ghee

For Paste:

1 tsp Garlic, chopped
1 tsp Ginger, chopped
1/4 cup Onion, chopped
10 Cashewnuts
Coriander Seeds
2 Green Chillies

STEPS TO FOLLOW:

  1. Parboil carrots and green beans, cut into small pieces.
  2. Grind all the ingredients of paste together and keep it aside.
  3. Heat ghee in a pot and add whole garam masala into it. Saute for a while and add chopped veggies along with paneer cubes.
  4. Cook them for about a min (make sure to retain crunchiness) and add ground paste to it.
  5. Now close the lid and let the paste get cooked properly for a few mins.
  6. Add cooked rice and mix everything well.
  7. 2-3 more mins and you’re done!
  8. Drizzle some lemon juice before serving :)

SJ’s NOTE:

  • You can add different nuts of your choice. I prefer cashewnuts only :D
  • Also, you can add some tiny potato koftas, fried or baked!!!
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