Parsi Pilau Recipe

Parsi Pilau Recipe
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Parsi Pilau is a very delicious, rich and can make you hungry anytime. Learn how to make/prepare Parsi Pilau by following this easy recipe.
Parsi Pilau Recipe
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cooking Time 50 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 4
  • 2½ cups long grain Rice (rinse and drain)
  • ½ tsp Saffron Strands
  • 2 tbsp Boiling Water
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 4 Cardamom Pods (bruised)
  • 1 small Cinnamon Stick
  • 4 whole Cloves
  • 10 black Peppercorns (slightly crushed)
  • 4 cups Hot Water
  • 2 ½ tsp Salt
  • Rind of 1 Orange or Lemon (finely grated)
  • 2 tbsp Sultanas
  • 2 tbsp blanched sliced Almonds
  • 2 tbsp blanched halved Pistachios
How to make Parsi Pilau:
  • Put the saffron in hot water for few minutes and add it to the rice.
  • Heat ghee in deep saucepan and add cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and peppercorns and wait until it becomes aromatic.
  • Add rice and stir fry it for 3 minutes.
  • Boil water and transfer the rice into it.
  • Add salt and rind. Stir well and cover.
  • Simmer it over medium low until rice is about to tender. Spread out the sultanas over the rice and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the fire and garnish with dryfruits.
  • Serve hot.