ROSE PHIRNI / GULAB PHIRNI

This fragrant Sweet Rose Phirni is sure to melt in your mouth. Top it with crushed pistachios and rose petals for added texture.
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This Phirni or firni is very easy to make and comes out so rich and creamy even with fewer efforts. As rice thickens the kheer you need to stand long stirring to get the creamy consistency.

The key to a good Phirni is to grind the rice well. Phirni and that too Rose Phirni is an ultimate comfort dessert in a bowl. The main star of this dessert is the Rose flavour which is added to the basic Phirni recipe lending it an aromatic fragrance. You too can try this Phirni Recipe to create magic in your kitchen and enjoy a delectable dessert at home. What’s best, it’s not too difficult to make it.

Rose Phirni recipe a creamy dessert made with rice, milk and rose essence.

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups of milk
1 heaped tbsp basmati rice
11/2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp rose essence/ rose syrup
2 drops pink food colour
2 tbsp pistachio Nuts

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Wash the basmati rice in water and let in remain soaked in water for a few hours.
  2. Now grind the basmati rice in blender/ mixture until it becomes a smooth paste with no crumbles.picsart_10-18-098892431595544938774.jpg
  3. While the rice paste sets aside, simultaneously heat the milk on medium flame until it comes to a boil.
  4. Add 1/2 tsp pink food colour and fresh rose petals to the milk while you are at it.
  5. Now add the rice paste into the boiling milk and keep stirring it until there are no lumps to be seen for approximately 15-20 minutes on medium flame again.picsart_10-18-092509976402702864095.jpg
  6. Next, add the sugar rose syrup/ essence to the pudding and keep stirring until sugar crystals are dissolved completely.
  7. Turn off the flame and let the pudding cool for a few minutes, while ensuring it doesn’t set to the edges of the utensil.
  8. Now serve the Phirni into small serving bowls and let it cool to room temperature. Now refrigerate it so that it sets properly.
  9. Garnish it with crushed pistachio Nuts and dried rose petals and serve chilled.
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CURD RICE/ DAHI CHAWAL/OLIYA

Curd rice is the only food which can release a chemical called “Tryptophan ”
in the brain. This chemical calms down the brain and enables one to think coolly.
It is thus a perfect mood stabilising dish and it is quite popular in South India.I love curd- rice. It’s such a simple and light dish.
In my childhood, my dad used to make cool curd rice on the occasion of the  Shitla Saptami. Earlier there used to be simple tadka but since I love the spicy taste I made it with a chatpata tadka and my all time favourite pickle.
Add this tasty twist to regular curd rice and see the colour and taste unleash itself.
Make this recipe to add a tasty twist to your regular curd rice.If you are eating curd during the day, have it without sugar but if you are eating curd at night, add sugar or some black pepper. It will assist in digestion and calm your digestive system. This is very good for the stomach and a light option for the summers too.
So let’s get started with this simple dish with added flavours.
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Cook Time: 10 mins
Servings: 2 PeopleINGREDIENTS:Oil 2 tablespoon
Mustard Seeds / Rai ½ + ¼ tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeera ½ Tsp
Dry Red Chillies 4 to 5 nos
kaju 1tbspCooked Rice 1 ½ cup
Curd / Dahi 1 cup
Pomegranate Seeds ¼ cup
Sugar ½ tsp
Salt ¼ tsp
Chopped Green Chillies 1 med size
Coriander Leaves
Katki achar

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a mixing bowl, add 1 ½ cup of Cooked Rice to that add 1 cup of Curd (Dahi).
    To the Rice mixture now add ½ tsp of Sugar, ¼ tsp of Salt, Chopped Green Chillies, ¼ cup of Pomegranate Seeds and mix well.
  2.  For tempering, in a preheated pan, take 2 tsp of Oil to that add ¼ + ½ tsp of Mustard Seeds (Rai), ½ tsp of Cumin Seeds (Jeera), few Dry Red Chillies, 1 tbsp of kaiju and few Curry Leaves.picsart_03-26-022495801377685303879.jpg
  3.  Sauté for 1 min and then add the tempering to Curd Rice mixture and mix well.
  4. Add freshly cut Coriander leaves as per your taste and serve.
    Serve with raw mango katki ka Achar .Fresh Mango Pickle (Katki Ka Achhar)
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KASHMIRI FRUITY PULAO

Kashmiri Fruity pulao is one of the easiest pulao recipes to make and unlike other pulaos this one is on the sweeter side. reason being the pulao is garnished with both dry fruits and fresh fruits.

The fresh fruits which are usually added in Kashmiri pulao are pineapple, apple, and pomegranate. dry fruits which are added are generally a mix of almonds, raisins, pistachios, walnuts, and cashews. most variations of making this pulao will use a different mix of fruits and dry fruits.

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This Fruity rice pulao is also good for kids as it is mildly spiced and have the fruits which kids often love, you can also pack this pilaf in kids lunchboxes.They will surely finish it in the school.

My kids loved it.

COURSE: main
CUISINE: Indian, Kashmiri
PREP TIME: 30 minutes
COOK TIME:15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 45 minutes
SERVINGS: 3 to 4

INGREDIENTS :

2 cup boiled rice
1 big apple chopped
4 tablespoon pomegranate seeds
1cup pineapple chopped
50 gm raisins
50 gm cashew nuts
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon garam masala (whole)
A pinch of saffron
1 cup of milk
2 tbsp  ghee (clarified butter)
Salt and sugar according to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Wash the rice properly and soak in cold water for an hour.
  2. Drain the rice water and dry the rice in a broad and flat based utensil.
  3. Boil the water and add rice and cook it.
  4. Drain the water and spread the half-cooked rice in a broad and flat utensil for cooling.
  5. Take a cup of milk and mix the saffron in it and keep aside.
  6. Cut the apple and pineapple into medium cubes.
  7. Heat the ghee in a pan, fry the raisins & cashew nuts and keep aside.PicsArt_10-02-09.16.12.jpg
  8. Heat the ghee in a pan, add bay leaf & garam masala for sautéing.PicsArt_10-02-09.10.12.jpg
  9. Add pre-fried raisins, nuts, salt, and sugar according to taste and mix properly.PicsArt_10-02-09.18.02.jpg
  10. Add fruit (apple, Pineapple, pomegranate seed) and mix it properly, cook it for 2-3 min on a low flame.
  11. Add saffron mix rice and mix it properly in a low flame.
  12. Turn off the gas, but do not open the cover of Pulao.PicsArt_10-02-09.37.14.jpg
  13. After few minute open the cover and stir it properly.
  14. Enjoy Fruit Pulao with Paneer curry.

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NOTES:

  • You may add any fruits of your choice.
  • You may add peas and corn too.

 

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Quick mixed Vegetable Pulao

Pulao or pulav is one of the most common rice dishes that is often made in most Indian homes. It is also the one most commonly on the menu for parties or celebrations served along with a yogurt raita. I used a pressure cooker to make this delicious pulao

This is the evergreen menu in my dinner.I add different vegetables every time.Some times with onions, sometimes without onions ,with mix vegetables ,with potatoes,peas and even beans.

The best thing about pulav is that is most pulav recipes, we add veggies so pulav are healthy and complete meal in itself .
I made it with available veggies.Our all time favorite dish.
My daughters enjoyed it with piri piri seasoning .

Here is the recipe will share with you….

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup basmati rice
2 tbsp ghee/ oil
Pinch of asafoetida
Whole Spices – 1 bay leaf, 1 cinnamon stick, 4 cloves, 4 black pepper corns
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1 small tomato
1 onion sliced
1 potato diced
1 carrot diced
1/2 capsicum diced
1/4 cup green peas
1/2 tsp ginger- chilli Paste
2 tsp Chana  masala/pulav masala
1tsp red chilli powder(optional)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (optional)
1 tsp garam masala powder
2 cups hot water
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INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Firstly rinse and then soak basmati rice in water for half an hour and then drain them.
  2. Heat ghee in pressure cooker on slow flame.
  3. Add cumin seeds. let it become brown, then add bay leaf and asafoetida.
  4. Add cinnamon stick, cloves, black pepper corns, ginger-chilli paste and Sliced onion and  finely chopped tomato and saute it.picsart_1485863127140
  5. Add turmeric powder, chana masala. Add all vegetables like potato, capsicum, carrot, french beans, green peas and mix well.
  6. Add drained rice and saute until all rice coated with all spices.
  7. Add water, garam masala powder and salt and let it boil on medium flame.
  8. When water starts boiling, cover with lid. After 2 whistles, switch off the flame and let it cool down.picsart_1485863763195
  9. Once the cooker is cooled, remove the lid and mix with the spoon. You can add dryfruits roasted in ghee for variety.
  10. Serve hot and garnish with coriander leaves.picsart_1485863813485
  11. Yummy  mixed Vegetable Pulao is ready to eat with cucumber-tomato raita.

    Enjoy!!!!!

NOTES:

  • For appropriate salt tasting ,taste the pulav water and add salt according to it.
  • You can add any vegetables like cauliflower, green beans ,greenchana etc.
  • You can serve it with kadi also .

     

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