Basmati Rice Pillaf

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40 min


2 persons




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This is very tasty basmati rice pilaf, basmati rice itself is very delicious but when you combine it with spices and veggies, this becomes something awesome.


  • fenugreek : 1 pinch (powdered)
  • salt : 2 pinch (per taste)
  • chili pepper : 1 piece (small)
  • Powdered coriander : 0.5 tsp
  • turmeric : 1 pinch
  • barberry : 1 tsp
  • water : 200 ml
  • vegetable oil : 40 ml
  • carrot : 1 piece
  • raisins : 40 g
  • cashew : 40 g
  • lemon juice : 1 Tbsp
  • basmati rice : 100 g
  • milk : 500 ml

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Stages of cooking

  1. Pour milk in a pan and bring to a boil, then add lemon juice, mix and hold 1 minute on a flame. You\'ll see when it is turned into curd.

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  2. Spread cheesecloth over the collander and place in curd that liquid may go. Then press it with something heavy, in several hours it would be ready for further usage. You may do these two steps beforehand, it would be easier.

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  3. Fry cashew until golden, place them somewhere and fry curd. Mix together, add barberry and raisins. Place all in a bowl.

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  4. Now roll fenugreek in a cheesecloth and place in the pan where curd was fried and little heat. Now you don\'t need any more fenugreek, it will bring bitter taste. Add other spices and also grated carrot, little fry.

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  5. Add rice and fry during 1 minute.

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  6. Add water and increase the heat, when it is boiled, reduce the heat and fry during 15 minutes, add salt and nut-curd mixture. Stir properly.

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  7. Serve with tomato wedges. Enjoy!

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