I can’t believe it. Someone says he doesn’t like to eat rice at all.That can’t happen. This is because rice is one of the most consumed dishes. Also, we can prepare many types of things from rice such as kheer, pudding, casserole, bread etc. At the same time, there are some famous dishes that can not be made without rice such as Pilaf, biryani, sushi, risotto etc
The Indian plate is incomplete without rice. You too would have included dishes like rice on your plate, but have you included pilaf or heard its name? If not, today you will learn the facts related to Pilaf in this article-
Cooked in broth
Pilaf is a rice dish, which is also made with the help of wheat in some regions. The way to make pilaf is very different for everyone. But one of its specialties is that pilaf is make by putting it in broth. However, the way broth is use can vary. It is said that broth gives a different fragrance to pilaf.
Special dish of Persian thali
Pilaf is not a famous dish of India but of Iran. Let us know that earlier Iran was called Persia. Pilaf has been the dish of the plate of ancient Persians through the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. There, pilaf is usually mae with meat or vegetables, but you can also make it plain. It is also know as Sade Pilav in Turkey, Chelo in Persian and Raja Muffal.
Beneficial for health
Pilaf offers many health benefits. It controls blood sugar as well as reduces your food cravings. Low in glycemic index, is a good source of dietary fiber and helps keep the body warm. It is believe that this dish can also help in curing insomnia. Since it is made from fermentation method,it is consider good for gut health.
How to make pilaf
In India, it is called pulao and its ingredients vary from region to region, it is made with traditional Indian spices. So let’s know how it can be made.
- Basmati rice – 2 cups
- Ghee – 1 tsp
- Almonds – 20 grams
- Cardamom – 5
- Cashew – 20 grams
- Raisins – 20 grams
- Sugar – 70 grams
- Milk – 400 grams
- Turmeric – 1/2 teaspoon
- Butter – 1 tsp
- Cream – 2 tsp
- Saffron – 1/2 teaspoon
- Garlic paste – 1/2 cup
- Coriander leaves – 2 tsp
- First, add ghee in a pan and add raisins and cashewnuts and fry for 3 to 4 minutes.
- After this, put basmati rice in this pan and cook it for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Now add milk and cream to it and leave it to cook for about 5 minutes.
- After this, add sugar and saffron in milk in this pan and leave it to cook for some time.
- Turn off the gas after about 5 to 7 minutes. Just your Jafarani pilaf is ready.
- Now take it out in the plate and put coriander leaves and pomegranate on top of it and serve.