Basmati Pilaf with Dry Fruits

Basmati Pilaf With Dry Fruits (Dry Fruit Pulao)

Basmati Pilaf With Dry Fruits (Dry Fruit Pulao) is a delicious rice dish. The gorgeous golden colour of this rice makes it a perfect dish to be served for parties and festivals.

The use of good quality Basmati Rice is very important for this recipe. I have used cranberry, almonds and raisins as a dry fruits but you can use other dry fruits (like cashew) of your choice. I have made this dish in rice cooker after sautéing the rice but you can make it in a pot also.

Basmati Pilaf with Dry Fruits

You may like to try our other similar recipes like Rice Pilaf, Burnt Garlic Corn and Peas Fried Rice, Mexican Rice, Jamaican Rice with Peppers and Thai Fragrant Rice.

Yield: 4 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes 
Total time: 35 minutes

Ingredients For Basmati Pilaf With Dry Fruits

2 cups basmati rice soaked
1 cup onion diced
2 tablespoon garlic minced
2 tablespoon celery chopped
1 tablespoon raisins
1 tablespoon cranberry
1 tablespoon almond flakes roasted
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon pepper/paprika 
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
Salt to taste

Directions For Basmati Pilaf With Dry Fruits

  • Wash and soak the rice for 10 minutes. Drain water from rice. Place strainer over bowl and set aside.
  • Heat oil and butter in a pan; add garlic, onion and saute for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add rice and saute for 3 minutes.
  • Add the turmeric, cumin, cinnamon and saute for a minute.
  • Add salt, crack pepper, water, half raisins, cranberry, almonds and cook till all the liquid is absorbed. Switch off the heat.
  • Now add rest of the raisins, cranberry and close the lid without mixing for 5 minutes.
  • Fluff the rice with fork gently taking care not to break the rice.
  • Sprinkle almonds and serve.

Basmati Pilaf with Dry Fruits

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