Monday, 2 December 2013

Easy Kaju Kismis Polao


Rice: 1 cup
Water: 2 cups
Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
Sugar: 2-3 tbsp
Salt to taste
Ghee: 4 tbsp
Turmeric powder
Cashew nuts: 1/2 cup
Raisins: 1/4 cup(soaked in water)
Fresly crushed pepper:1 tsp
Baby onion(chopped):3 tbsp(optional)
Bay leaves: 1-2
Cinnamon: 1 stick
Green cardamom: 3
Cloves: 6-7
Nutmeg powder: 1/8 tsp
Saffron: a pinch
Milk: 2 tbsp
Kewra water:2 tsp

Soak rice in water for 30 min.
Wash and drain.
To get a nice yellow color without using any food color smear the rice with turmeric powder.

2. Soak saffron in lukewarm milk, cover and keep aside.

3. In a deep pan, heat 1 tablespoon ghee, fry cashew nuts they turn brown, keep aside.

4. In the same pan add more ghee, as the ghee melts, add bay leaves, cinnamon, green cardamom, cloves,baby onions & cook for 1 min.
Add soaked rice,and gently give a stir.
Cook for 3-4 min. the rice needs to fried in ghee.
Add milk-soaked saffron and cook over medium heat for 1-2 min.
Add hot water to the rice.
The water and rice ratio is 2:1. Add salt and sugar, mix gently, cover the pan.
As the water starts to boil, keep the lid ajar and cook for 8-9 min. Switch off heat, sprinkle kewra water,nutmeg powder,raisins and little more ghee, cover and let stand for 10-12 min.
Serve hot

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