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Author johsna69 Servings 0 persons
Published October 10, 2007 Cooking Time (mins)
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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.
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