- 2 tbsp oil or ghee as required
- 1 big star anise
- 2 small /1 large bay leaf
- 7 cloves
- 2 inch cinnamon stick – in pieces
- Nutmeg – small piece
- ¾ tsp shahi jeera
- 5 cardamoms
- 1 large mace strand
- 2 cups basmati rice
- 3½ cups coconut milk
- 2 tsp ginger/garlic ginger paste
- 2 cups vegetables – mixed (peas, beans, potato, and carrot)
- 1 green chilli – slit and deseeded
- ¼ mint leaves – finely chopped
- Salt as required
- ¼ tsp peppercorn
- ¾ tsp powdered fennel seed
- 1 onions--thіnlу ѕlісеd
- ¾ cup soya chunks
- 10 cashew nuts
Pulao – Pilaf is a rice dish that is eaten mainly in the Middle East, South Asia, and Central Asia. In this dish, rice is cooked in a broth that is seasoned.
In some instances, the golden or brown colour of the rice may be achieved by first lightly sautéing it in oil prior to the broth addition.
A blend of spices, other vegetables, and cooked onions may be added. The pulao might comprise dried fruit, fish, meat, pasta and vegetables subject to the local food.
Coconut milk pulao is a recipe from South India. It is made in the thick milk of coconut and served with raita. This recipe has a unique aroma resulting from the use of coconut milk.
Coconut milk helps to build up the immune defences of the body and also helps prevent diseases. It enhances blood pressure, lower your level of cholesterol and prevent stroke and heart attacks.
It helps to lose fat and to build muscle. It prevents fatigue by the provision of electrolytes; it aids digestion, controls diabetes and prevents ulcers. Coconut milk also prevents arthritis, joint inflammation, and anaemia.
How to make Coconut Milk Pulao
Note: Stir quickly or it will burn.
If your kids love this dish, you can put it in the stainless steel Vaya Tyffyn lunchbox for them to eat during their school lunch break. The lunch box keeps the delicious meal warm until you are ready to eat it.
The word, “pulao” is Hindi, and it comes from Sanskrit pulaka (which means “a ball of rice”). The English spelling “pilaf” was from Modern Greek pilafi which takes after the Turkish pilav.