Parsi Pilau
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Author johsna69 Yield No Value
Published Oct 10, 2007 Cooking Time 1 hour
Recipe Type Veg-Main Preparation Time 30 min
Ingredient Other Standing Time 1 hour

Recipe of Parsi Pilau

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Saffron Threads 1/2 Teaspoons
Boiling Water 2 Tablespoons
Ghee Or Clarified Butter 2 Tablespoons
Cardomon Pods, Crushed 4 Numbers
Cinnamon 1 1/2 Stricks
Black Peppercorns 8-10 Numbers
Long Grain Rice 2 Cup
Hotwater 4 Cup
Salt To Taste
Lemon, Grated 1 Numbers
Raisins 2 Tablespoons
Almonds, Sliced, Blanched 2 Tablespoons
Pistachios 2 Tablespoons


Place rice in a bowl. Soak saffron in boiling water for 10 minutes, then pour over rice and mix. Heat ghee in heavy saucepan, and stir-fry cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and peppercorns for about 2 minutes, till aroma emerges. Add rice and continue stir-frying for about 3 minutes, then pour in hot water and add salt and lemon rind. Stir rice well and bring to a vigorous boil. Then turn heat down very low and cook for 20 minutes, tightly covered. After 20 minutes, lightly fold in raisins, scattered over the and continue slow cooking for 5 more minutes. Serve garnished with almonds and pistachios. Serves 5-6 people.
Posted Oct 10, 2007

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