Gujarati Pulav

Gujarati pulav is a very famous dish served during lunch with gujarati kadhi. Its a no onion garlic pulav. Its very rich because it includes ghee, cashew nuts and raisins. Its is a blend of sweet and spicy flavors.

A pulav can be made in three different ways. You can make this pulav in pressure cooker. For making gujarati pulav in pressure cooker, to 1 cup of rice add 2 cups of water for 3 whistles. Or you can make pulav in this a pot like I usually prefer making jeera rice . Where I first season the rice and allow it to cook slowly in a pot. Generally for any pulav recipes like gujarati pulav or tava pulav I prefer first boiling the rice and then season it with spices and dry-fruits.

Tips for making a perfect gujarati pulav
  1. Always use good quality basmati rice to make any rice dish, for better taste and looks.
  2. Soaking the rice for sometime, gives longer and softer grains. It also reduces cooking time.
  3. You can add other vegetables like capsicum, cauliflower, french beans, sweet corn etc.
  4. Adding ghee makes the pulav rich. However you can replace ghee with oil.
  5. I have used ready made MDH pulav masala. But if you prefer you can make fresh pulav masala at home. Grind cinnamon stick-1/4th inch stick, pepper corns-1/4th tablespoon, green cardamom-2 pieces, cloves 3 pieces, star anise-small piece to a coarse mixture, your home made pulav masala is ready.

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