Kashmiri Pulao

Kashmiri Pulao is a aromatic and sweet dish which is loaded with lots of dry fruits and fresh fruits. Rice has been a staple food for people living in Kashmir Valley. Meat along with rice is most popular food item in Kashmir. Traditional Kashmiri pulao made with mutton stock, spices and dry fruits. Where as the restaurant style Kashmiri pulao has lots of saffron flavors along with dry fruits and fresh fruits as a garnish. This is one of the easiest pulao to make and a great lunch box recipes too. 

Here goes Day 21 post under the mega theme " Biryani / Pulao / Kichidi recipes with Grains".


Basmati Rice 1 cup
Shallot 1 sliced
Shahi Jeera 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon stick 1
Cardamom 2
Cloves 3
Bay leaf 1
Fennel seeds 1/4 tsp
Saffron 2 pinch
Cashew nuts 5
Raisins 10
Walnuts 5
Apple chopped 1/4 cup
Pomegranate seeds 1/4 cup
Ghee 1 tbsp
Oil 1 tbsp
Water 1 1/2 cup
Hot Milk 2 tbsp


Wash and soak basmati rice for 30 minutes.
Add saffron strands in hot milk and set aside. 
In a pan dry roast fennel seeds and remove to crush them little bit. 
In the same pan heat little ghee and add all the dry fruits and saute till light brown, remove and set aside.
Now add sliced onions and saute till brown, remove and set aside. 
Now add oil to ghee and add all the whole spices, saute for few seconds. 
Add soaked rice and very little salt.
Fry the rice for 1-2 minutes and add water to boil.
Once the water is almost evaporated, add saffron milk and give it a stir.
Simmer the stove, cover and cook till rice is completely done.
Transfer the rice to serving bowl and garnish with fried onions, fried nuts, chopped apples and pomegranate seeds. 

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Gayathri Kumar said...

The fresh fruits add a mild sweetness to the pulao. It is one of my favorite. It looks so beautiful and colourful.

Suma Gandlur said...

The fresh fruits lend a subtle sweetness besides being a colorful garnish. They in fact make this yummy pulao standout.

Sharmila Kingsly said...

Yummy pulao there .it is always a winner with the kids..

vaishali sabnani said...

The Kashmiri pulao with fresh fruits sounds really exotic . The slightly mild sweet pulao must have been a total treat by itself . Great pick !

Harini R said...

Very beautifully arranged pulao. Looks very exotic with all the fruits and nuts.

Srivalli said...

Kashmiri Pulao was surely a star in this series. Your version has turned out so good Sushma, nice decoration too.

Srividhya G said...

I second valli. Kashmiri pulao is one of the star biryanis of this series. I love the colors and the way your layered it. Simply superb.

Swati said...

I too like others has made Kashmiri pulao. all the versions are so good. I love how you have beautifully presented it coconut slices and pomegranate.

cookwithrenu said...

A yummy and a delicious kashmiri pulao. Beautiful presentation.

Kalyani said...

I made this slightly different as Navratan pulao.. pairing this Kashmiri Pulao with a spicy gravy will give us a complete meal