Shahi Pulao with Nawabi Curry



Shahi Pulao with Nawabi Curry
 
Shahi Pulao with Nawabi Curry Recipe is a memorabale rice preparations, it has layers of rich nawab curry which is enriched with dry fruits and saffron. Try the recipe.
 
 
Recipe Type: Rice Pulao
Cuisine: Indian
Preperation Time: 20 Mins 
Cooking Time:  25 Mins 
Total Time:  45 Mins
Serving: 10-12
 
Ingredients
 
For The Nawabi Paste
 
3/4 cup sliced onions
1 tbsp broken cashewnuts (kaju)
1 tbsp chopped almonds (badam)
2 tsp whole coriander (dhania) seeds
2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tbsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
2 tsp aniseeds
2 tbsp freshly grated coconut
1 tsp chopped ginger (adrak)
1 green chilli , roughly chopped
4 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
2 cloves (laung / lavang)
2 cardamoms
salt to taste
 
For The Nawabi Curry
 
2 tbsp ghee
1/2 cup readymade tomato puree
2 tbsp fresh cream
2 tsp sugar
salt to taste
 
For The Shahi Pulao
 
3 1/2 cups cooked rice
2 tbsp ghee
1 cardamom (elaichi)
1 stick cinnamon (dalchini)
1 tbsp chopped almonds (badam)
1 tbsp chopped cashewnuts (kaju)
1 tbsp chopped raisins (kismis)
2 tsp powdered sugar (optional)
2 tbsp finely chopped canned cherries
2 tbsp finely chopped canned pineapple
salt to taste
 
Other Ingredients
 
ghee for greasing
3 tbsp milk
 
Instructions
 
For the nawabi paste
 
Combine all the ingredients and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste, using ¼ cup of water. Keep aside.
 
For the nawabi curry
 
Heat the ghee in a broad non-stick pan, add the nawabi paste and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
 
Add the tomato purée, fresh cream, sugar and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
 
Add ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously. Keep aside.
 
For the shahi pulao
 
Heat the ghee in a non-stick pan, add the cardamom and cinnamon, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
 
Add the almonds, cashewnuts and raisins, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes or till they turn light brown in colour.
 
Add the rice, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
 
Add the sugar, cherries, pineapple and salt, mix lightly and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
 
Divide it into 2 equal portions and keep aside.
 
How to proceed
 
Grease a microwave safe baking bowl with ghee, put 1 portion of a shahi pulao in it and spread it evenly using the back of the spoon.
 
Put the prepared nawabi curry over it and spread it evenly using the back of the spoon.
 
Put the 2nd portion of shahi pulao over it and spread it evenly.
 
Pour the milk over it, cover with a lid and cook in a pre-heated oven at 180 c for 10 to 12 minutes or microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes.
 
Just before serving, turn upside down on a big serving plate.
 
Serve immediately.



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