Shahi Pulao Recipe | HungryForever


Shahi pulao is the great delicacy of rice recipes made with basmati rice, tasty veggies, paneer and the shahi masala powder. This pulao is basically a Mughlai version of spicy pulao recipes.

Serves : 7

Prep&Cook Time : 40

  1. 1 1/2 cups uncooked rice (chawal)
  2. 1 tbsp cashewnuts (kaju)
  3. 1 tbsp raisins (kismis)
  4. 2 tbsp paneer (cottagte cheese) cubes
  5. 3/4 cup boiled green peas
  6. 2 green chillies , finely chopped
  7. 1 tsp caraway seeds (shahjeera)
  8. 2 sticks cinnamon (dalchini)
  9. 2 cloves (laung / lavang)
  10. 3 cardamoms
  11. 1 tbsp chopped mixed fruits (any stewed fruit)
  12. 1/2 tsp saffron (kesar) strands strands strands
  13. 4 tbsp ghee
  14. salt to taste
  1. Boil the rice. Each grain of the cooked rice should be separate. Drain and cool.
  2. Heat the ghee and fry the cashewnuts. Remove and keep aside.
  3. Fry the raisins in the same ghee. Remove and keep aside.
  4. Add the shah-jira, cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms and green chillies to the ghee and fry again.
  5. Add the rice, paneer, green peas, fruit pieces and salt and mix well.
  6. Warm the saffron a little, rub in a little warm water and add to the rice.
  7. Decorate with the fried cashewnuts and raisins.
  8. Serve hot with curds or curry.

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