The small bag of spices for making pulao that I bought from Nepal is far from finished, so I decided to make good use of this last weekend. First, fry some butter with the pulao spices.
Next, you fry some basmati rice and cashew nuts with the butter and spices. Fry till everything is nice and fragrant.
Once the water is boiling, add saffron! A very expensive spice that I got from Kathmandu as well. Stir in some raisins and pineapple. I didn’t have bananas, but that should go very well with these spices as well. Don’t add any salt if your butter is salted. Otherwise, a small teaspoon is enough.
Basmati rice is cooked with 3-4 times its volume of water. Here you see an example of basmati rice cooked with just the right amount of water.
Finally, here’s the closeup view of my pineapple pulao. Very fragrant and sweet. Hope you like it.
© Chan Joon Yee