I recently made some mango pickles and still have some pickle brine. So, decided to make some pickled pilaf today. Everyone usually loves this rice as the pickle brine adds nice aroma and flavor to a simple vegetable pilaf. You can also use achari masala in place of pickle brine. This rice can be enjoyed with some raita or you can serve it with some dal.
I have shared the recipe for achari masala earlier and click here for recipe.
- Basmati Rice – 1 cup
- 1 Onion (sliced)
- 1 potato (peeled and chopped)
- 2 Carrots (peeled and chopped)
- 6 French Beans (chopped 1/2 inch)
- Green peas – 1/2 cup
- Yoghurt/Curd – 2 tbsp
- Bay leaf – 2
- Black cardamom – 2
- Green Cardamom – 3
- Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
- Red chilly Powder – 1 tsp
- Pickle Brine – 2 tbsp ( You can also use 2 tsp achari masala in place of pickle brine)
- Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Cooking Oil/Ghee – 2 tbsp
- Few cashews and raisins
- Boil the rice in salt water (3 cups water) and when each grain is cooked and drain excess water and spread it in a plate.
- Do not overcook the rice or else it will become sticky. So, keep a watch on the rice.
- Blend curd in little water and keep it aside.
- Add Oil/Ghee in a heavy bottom pan and add cumin seeds, black cardamom, bay leaf, sliced onions, cashews, raisins and saute on low flame. When onions turn light golden brown, add green peas, potato, carrot, beans and mix well.
- Add red chilly powder, pickle brine (or achari masala ) , turmeric powder and little salt and mix well. Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook for 2 minutes.
- Now add curd, green cardamom and mix it well and let it cook for 2 minutes.
- Now add cooked rice, salt to taste and mix gently.
- Remove from the flame and serve it hot with some Raita and Papad.
Nathaniel Kidd says
That looks really good. I am a sucker for any type of rice so you got me hooked already. Thank you for sharing.
Eliza Lincy says
Oh god wat a perfect Pulao!!! with wonderful colours and flavour.
Rafeeda AR says
oh wow… what a pulao! love it…
Lisa LeBlanc says
My six year old and I love rice, and one of our favorites is Basmati Rice. Thanks for a great recipe.
Lisa LeBlanc says
My six year old and I just love rice, and one of our favorites is basmati. Thanks for the great recipe.
Really tempting pulao,
Priya, what a fantastic Paulo dish. Have to try this soon!
Priya, I loved this recipe, I have to try it!!! I generally pressure cook rice, I guess it would do ok for this recipe..what do you think?
yes you can pressure cook too 🙂
Jeanne Melanson says
I love rice in any form. This looks like a particularly interesting dish. Thanks! Sharing.
nandoos Kitchen says
nice yummy pulao..
Ricki M says
I love a good rice dish, and this one look like a good one. Will have to try.
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I have heard a lot abput this, have never tried it…Thanks for recipe Priya, I will try it soon 🙂
Sheetal Soni says
Can i use Brown Basmati Rice for the above recipe, will it make any difference in the taste ?
Priya Shiva says
Yes, taste will vary. Brown basmati rice takes longer to cook too..