Sunday, 12 August 2012

Raisin Pilaf

I love Sundays and cooking will start as early as 10am, the moment my husband wakes up lunch will be almost ready and he has brunch usually. Today I have prepared Raisin Pilaf, this is a very simple dish to prepare and so delicious to eat. The whole house smells of the spices and anyone will drool just because of the aroma.

Let us look at the recipe and cooking method.


2 cups basmathi rice (soaked and drained)
2 cups of water
1/4 cup of raisins
A bunch of peppermint
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 tbsp ghee
1 star anise
3 cloves
3 cardamom
1 cinnamon
Salt to taste
Few drops of yellow coloring

I have used rice cooker to cook this dish, you can even use pressure cooker depending on individual preference. 

Pour ghee in pot, add star anise, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and ginger garlic paste. Stir for a couple of minutes, add in rice and mint leaves stir well now add in water and salt. Cover and cook until rice is   3/4 cooked, add in raisins and few drops of yellow coloring and cover until rice is completely cooked.

Stir cooked rice with a chopstick carefully not to break the rice. Our Raisin Pilaf is now ready to serve.

Do try out this recipe and let me know how it turned out. Thank you.

I'm sending this recipe to  Anu's Healthy Kitchen event co-hosted by Reva Kaarasaaram "SYF&HWS - Cook With SPICES" Series Cinnamon

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  1. Very nice recipe....and the spicing!

  2. Loved this rice dear..Will try the same with cashews..Thanx

    1. Thank u for liking try and send some for me...


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