Sunday, November 24, 2013

Shahi Pulao With Soya

This is Mughlai version of delicately spiced rice. When you have royal cuisine in your mind, go ahead and make shahi Pulao to add some divine taste to your palate.

We are going to make this in four steps
Making rice
Making curry
Making Soya
Making dhum

About Pulao:

Pilaf (also known as pilavplovpulaopolu and palaw) is a dish in which rice is cooked in a seasoned broth.[1] In some cases, the rice may also attain its brown color by being stirred with bits of cooked onion, as well as a large mix of spices. Depending on the local cuisine, it may also contain meatfishvegetables, and (driedfruits.
Pilaf and similar dishes are common to BalkanMiddle EasternCaucasianCentral and South AsianEast AfricanLatin American, and Caribbean cuisines. It is a staple food and a national dish in AfghanUzbekTajik, and Bukharan Jewish cuisines.


For rice:

Ghee - 1 tbsp
Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Peppercorn - 20 nos
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 2
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch stick
Bay leaf - 1
Shah jeera - 1 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Water - 1 1/2 cup

For curry:

Ghee - 1 tbsp
Onion  - 1 small size onion chopped finely
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Chilly pd - 1 tsp
Water - 1/4 cup
Curd / yogurts beaten smoothly - 1/2 cup
Garam masala - 1 tsp

For Spiced Soya:

Soya Boiled - 2 cup (1 cup raw soya)
Turmeric pd - 1 tsp
Chilly pd - 1 tsp
Coriander pd - 1tsp
Cumin pd - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp

For garnishing:

Fried onion - 1/4 cup


For rice:

Add all ingredients in pan and keep in high flame and let it come to boil and once it's boiling , lower the flame to low and cover and let it sit for 20 min then gently fluff it with fork.

For curry:

Take a pan and add Ghee, then add onion, turmeric pd, Chilly pd , salt and saute it very well and then add water and let it cook Completely then add this hot mixture to Curd little by little(in this way you are tempering Curd so it won't curdle when you add it to the hot mixture),once the Curd is tempered add it to the onion and cook well, then finally add garam masala.

For Spiced soya:

Mix all ingredients except Ghee and let it sit for 30 min , then saute it in Ghee till its sautéed thoroughly. ....


Preheat oven to minimum temperature.
Mix rice with 1/2 cup fried Onion.
Take an oven proof dish and layer rice and curry Alternatively. Place it in oven for 30 min before serving.

Top it with spiced soya and serve it with raitha.

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