A fan of fruits and nuts? How about fruits and nuts to go with Butter, Spices and Rice? Honestly, fruits and nuts DO pair well with some recipes other than your favorite chocolate Bar!
As a kid my monthly visits to “North Indian Restaurants” in India was not just associated with quality family get-together time, but also feasting on my standard list of favorite dishes. Ranking from top, Pulao was my number one (Well.. only after Naan and Paneer Gravy :P). And.. this popular variation of Veggie Pulao has always gained more controversial votes than the others. Why? Pomegranate, Pineapple and Apple with rice sounds absurd to many. To be fair, I was a Naysayer as well…UNTIL the first time I had it in Saravana Bhavan, Chennai. Yay or Nay? Try it and let me know!
If you hear of Navratan Pulao and get tempted to try it… it is nothing but Kashmiri Pulao. What I love about this Pulao is the garnishing with mixed nuts (roasted in Ghee) Almonds, Raisins, Cashews, Pistachios and Walnuts. Oh and also, it’s practically the easiest to cook and best tasting pulao recipes out there!
PS: This recipe pairs best with onion tomato raita and Lauki Yakhni (fried bottle guard slices in yogurt sauce).
I’m very picky of Kashmiri Pulao’s recipes ’cause a lot of people experiment much on this one and – in a not so nice way. And so- I’ve hand picked a few of my favorites, do take a look!
You can skip past Kashmiri Biryani Recipe Recommendations if not a fan
Kashmiri Pulao (without Veggies)
Navratan Pulao (with Veggies)