Pearl Pullav

Pearl Pullav

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A nourishing rice with chick peas which will prove a hit at any party.

Pearl Pullav recipe - How to make Pearl Pullav



Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     7Serves 6 to 8.
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For the rice

    For the rice
  1. Soak the rice for 30 minutes. Drain.
  2. Mix the water and milk together.
  3. Add the caradamoms, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf, salt and rice and cook until almost done.

For the gravy

    For the gravy
  1. Soak the Kabuli chana overnight. Next day, boil with a little water and the soda bi-carb. Drain.
  2. Heat the ghee, add the ginger and garlic pastes and fry for a while.
  3. Add the chilli powder and the turmeric (in a little water) and fry for 1 minute.
  4. Add the curds, tomatoes, potatoes and green chillies and stir for a while.
  5. Add the Kabuli chana and salt.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. To the cooked rice, add the coriander, mint, green chillies and fried onions.
  2. Put one layer of rice in a big bowl and spread a layer of chick pea gravy on top
  3. Make alternate layers of rice and gravy in this manner.
  4. Finally, sprinkle the saffron milk on top, cover and bake in a hot oven at 200 degree C (400 degree F) for 20 minutes.
  5. When baked, turn upside down in a serving dish and serve hot.


Pearl Pullav
 on 27 Aug 15 10:03 PM

i have tweaked this recipe to make it in a pressure cooker. Its a one pot version and I have excluded any spices that i did not have in stock, yet it was very good!
Tarla Dalal
28 Aug 15 04:03 PM
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