How to make Kaju Aur Moti Pulao -

This pulao is a visual delight with lightly browned cashewnuts and silvery pearls .

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Rice (चावल), Cashewnuts (काजू)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Kaju Aur Moti Pulao

Kaju Aur Moti Pulao Recipe Card


Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kaju Aur Moti Pulao Recipe

  • Rice soaked and drained 1 1/2 cups

  • Cashewnuts

  • Cashewnuts 20-25

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) grated 1 cup

  • Silver warq 2-3 sheet

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons + to deep fry

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Black cardamoms 2

  • Cloves 2

  • Black peppercorns 4

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Boil basmati rice in four cups of water in a saucepan for fifteen to twenty minutes. Once the rice is cooked drain out the water.

Step 2

Make peanut sized balls from paneer and wrap them in silver warq and keep aside. Heat ghee in the kadai and deep-fry the cashewnuts.

Step 3

Drain onto an absorbent paper and keep aside.

Step 4

Heat three tablespoons of ghee in a kadai, add cumin seeds, black cardamoms, cloves, peppercorns and turmeric.

Step 5

Sauté for a minute, add rice and salt. Stir, cover and cook till the rice is heated through. Add fried cashewnuts and paneer pearls. Mix lightly.

Step 6

Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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