Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Caramelised Orange Pulao

Pulao is an easy and comforting one-pot meal . It's the only way to make my kids eat vegetable if served with their favourtie mint raita and pappad. The addition of orange flavour in this recipe, brought a cute smile on their faces and believe me, nothing was left for me. Those gilafi kebabs at the back paired well with this rice.
Got this recipe from a booklet of Lurpak Ghee.

Nutrients in oranges are plentiful and diverse. The fruit is low in calories, contains no saturated fats or cholesterol, but is rich in dietary fiber, pectin, which is very effective in persons with excess body weight. It is a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A and B-Complex Vitamins.
Coriander leaves are also used in an enormous quantity rather than just garnish. It is an excellent source of minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium.





Ingredients:

Basmati Rice 1 1/2 cups
Pure Ghee/oil 3 tbsp
Onion, 1 medium
Bay leaves 2
Cloves 2
Cinnamon stick 1 1/2 inch
Red Whole chillies 4-6
Coriander leaves, chopped 1 cup
Mint leaves, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup
Water 3 cups

Caramelised Orange:

Butter 2 tbsp
Sugar 2 heaped tbsp
Oranges 2
Cinnamon powder 1/2 tsp

Method:

Heat Ghee in a heavy bottomed pan. Add onion and saute for 2-3 minutes.

Add bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon and red chillies. Saute for 1 min. Add coriander leaves and mint leaves. Stir-cook for 1 min. Add rice,water and salt. Stir well.

Bring the rice to boil on high heat. When rice starts boiling, reduce the heat and cook covered until rice grains are cooked.

In a small non stick pan, melt 1 tbsp of butter. Add pine nuts or cashew nuts and stir-fry until golden in colour. Remove from heat and set aside.

Remove the skin of the oranges and cut oranges into thick round slices. Remove the seeds. Heat 2 tbsp of butter. Add sugar. As the sugar caramelizes add the sliced oranges. Coat oranges with the caramelized sugar, and sprinkle cinnamon powder over them. Remove pan from heat.

Gently mix caramelized oranges into the cooked rice. Garnish with the butttery pinenuts or cashew nuts, coriander and mint leaves.

Serve hot.



Linking this to:

Healthy me & Healthy Us



10 comments:

  1. Never had a chance to taste pulao, can guess how flavourful this pulao will be.

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  2. Very unusual combo. But looks delicious.

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  3. never heard or tried this rice dish, looks superb and what yummy flavors

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  4. Looks healthy n delicious... Awesome clicks

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  5. innovative recipe... must have tasted delicious...

    ReplyDelete
  6. Pulao looks delicious and tempting....... loved it.

    ReplyDelete
  7. lovely presentation...great flavors..
    Tasty Appetite

    ReplyDelete
  8. Lovely clicks and looks so good. Thnx for linking them up Hasna

    ReplyDelete
  9. Caramelised Orange Pulao Simple yet flavorful, love this method of cooking rice.

    ReplyDelete
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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Caramelised Orange Pulao

Pulao is an easy and comforting one-pot meal . It's the only way to make my kids eat vegetable if served with their favourtie mint raita and pappad. The addition of orange flavour in this recipe, brought a cute smile on their faces and believe me, nothing was left for me. Those gilafi kebabs at the back paired well with this rice.
Got this recipe from a booklet of Lurpak Ghee.

Nutrients in oranges are plentiful and diverse. The fruit is low in calories, contains no saturated fats or cholesterol, but is rich in dietary fiber, pectin, which is very effective in persons with excess body weight. It is a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A and B-Complex Vitamins.
Coriander leaves are also used in an enormous quantity rather than just garnish. It is an excellent source of minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium.





Ingredients:

Basmati Rice 1 1/2 cups
Pure Ghee/oil 3 tbsp
Onion, 1 medium
Bay leaves 2
Cloves 2
Cinnamon stick 1 1/2 inch
Red Whole chillies 4-6
Coriander leaves, chopped 1 cup
Mint leaves, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup
Water 3 cups

Caramelised Orange:

Butter 2 tbsp
Sugar 2 heaped tbsp
Oranges 2
Cinnamon powder 1/2 tsp

Method:

Heat Ghee in a heavy bottomed pan. Add onion and saute for 2-3 minutes.

Add bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon and red chillies. Saute for 1 min. Add coriander leaves and mint leaves. Stir-cook for 1 min. Add rice,water and salt. Stir well.

Bring the rice to boil on high heat. When rice starts boiling, reduce the heat and cook covered until rice grains are cooked.

In a small non stick pan, melt 1 tbsp of butter. Add pine nuts or cashew nuts and stir-fry until golden in colour. Remove from heat and set aside.

Remove the skin of the oranges and cut oranges into thick round slices. Remove the seeds. Heat 2 tbsp of butter. Add sugar. As the sugar caramelizes add the sliced oranges. Coat oranges with the caramelized sugar, and sprinkle cinnamon powder over them. Remove pan from heat.

Gently mix caramelized oranges into the cooked rice. Garnish with the butttery pinenuts or cashew nuts, coriander and mint leaves.

Serve hot.



Linking this to:

Healthy me & Healthy Us



10 comments:

  1. Never had a chance to taste pulao, can guess how flavourful this pulao will be.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Very unusual combo. But looks delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  3. never heard or tried this rice dish, looks superb and what yummy flavors

    ReplyDelete
  4. Looks healthy n delicious... Awesome clicks

    ReplyDelete
  5. innovative recipe... must have tasted delicious...

    ReplyDelete
  6. Pulao looks delicious and tempting....... loved it.

    ReplyDelete
  7. lovely presentation...great flavors..
    Tasty Appetite

    ReplyDelete
  8. Lovely clicks and looks so good. Thnx for linking them up Hasna

    ReplyDelete
  9. Caramelised Orange Pulao Simple yet flavorful, love this method of cooking rice.

    ReplyDelete