Himachali Pulao

IMG_2011Himachali Pulao is a North Indian (Himachali) dish which is made with the lots of fruits and dry fruits.

Ingredients –
Boiled Basmati Rice – 3 Cups
Cashews – 2 tbsp
Walnuts – 2 tbsp
Raisins – 1 tbsp (dipped into the hot water for an hour)
Salt – to taste
Garam Masala – ½ tsp
Coriander Powder – ¾ tsp
Boiled/Frozen Peas – ¼ Cup
Cloves – 2-3
Black Pepper Powder – 1/3 tsp
Bay Leaf – 1
Cinnamon Stick – 1 inch
Pomegranate Seeds – 3 tbsp
Apple – 1 (chopped)
Onion – 2 tbsp (chopped – optional)
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Dry Cherries – 12-15
Ghee – 2 tbsp

Method –
Heat a pan and dry roast cashews and walnuts and keep it aside.
Now heat ghee in the same pan and add cumin seeds, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cloves.
Once it is done add onions and sauté till it turns golden brown.
Add boiled rice, salt, garam masala, coriander powder, black pepper powder, peas, apple, pomegranate seeds, cherries, cashews, walnuts, raisins and mix well. Cook it for 2-3 mins on medium heat.

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