Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Nutty Butter Pulav

Sometimes you are tired and dont want to spend hours in the kitchen but still dont want to compromise on the delicious food that you are used to having on weekends. ( i.e . something different and special ).

Same thing happened with me on the last weekend .I wanted to make something simple but different for our Sunday meal , and while searching the various sites came across this lovely blog   maayeka  by Anjanaji .

She has so many lovely recipes of rice as well as other dishes that I first couldnt decide which recipe to try . But then this wonderful  pulav  recipe simple yet flavorful cought my attention and I decided to try it. You can get the original recipe from   here

The only change which I made in the recipe was adding chilly flakes and little sambhar masala as we like our food little spicy. And the result was this awesome pulav , so flavorful that you can even have it just plain without any side dish.

Though we had it with  a simple raita and achar.

Thanks Anjana Didi for sharing such a lovely recipe.


Ingredients :

2 cups .........................Basmati rice
4 cups ............................water
3 tbsp.......................butter ( I used Amul butter )
1tsp........................mustard seeds
1/2 tsp.....................urad daal
1/2 tsp...................chana daal
1tbsp......................chilly flakes
1tbsp.....................sambhar masala ( I used Sakthi brand)
1 tbsp.......................cashewnuts
1 tbsp.......................walnuts
2 tbsp.......................sesame seeds
1/4 cup....................peanuts
salt





Method :

Heat the ghee and fry peanuts, cashews and walnuts separately till golden .
Remove and keep them aside.
Keep the water to heat .
Now heat the remaining ghee and add mustard seeds, urad daal and chana daal.
When they crackle add the chilly flakes and washed and drained rice.
Stir till the rice grains are well coated with ghee say about 5 to 8 minutes.
Add 4 cups warm water, salt and sambar masala and mix well.
Keep few cashews and walnuts aside for garnishing.
Now add the roughly crushed sesame seeds, fried peanuts and remaingin cashews and walnuts.
Adjust the salt, cover the lid of the pan and lover the flame.
Cook on slow flame till done .
Serve hot with raita , papad or any side dish of your choice.

This butter rice is so aromatic and delicious that you can just have it warm as it is.

Linking this to :

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13 comments:

  1. simple and flavourful recipe...

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  2. Wow, quite a fantastic and super nutty pulav,inviting.

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  3. Delicious pulao looks perfect Nayana.

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  4. Hi Nayana,

    Thanks a lot for visiting my space and this nutty pulav is so different .. that's a nice idea to add some good fat to our daily food..one suggestion is to mix the nuts without frying to make it more healthy:)What say?

    Siri

    www.sirisfood.com

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    1. nice suggestion will definitely try next time....

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  5. Like this flavorful pulav perfect for summer dinner.

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