Friday, March 30, 2012

Afghani Zarda Pulao افغانی زردہ پلاؤ

Afghani Zarda Pulao is a very delicious sweet and spicy rice dish.
My family liked it very much.

Ingredients For Curry:
  • Chicken 8 pieces
  • Oil 1 cup
  • Yoghurt beaten 1 cup
  • Onion chopped 1 cup
  • Garlic crushed 1 medium pod
  • Ginger crushed 2 inch piece
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper whole 20
  • Coriander whole 1 teaspoon
  • Fennel whole 1 teaspoon
  • Caraway whole 2 teaspoon
  • Cinnnamon stick 2-3
  • Cloves whole 15
  • Cardamom whole 3
  • Cardamom small 6

  • Fry onion in oil till light golden.
  • Add spices stir then add chicken stir and fry for 4-5 minutes.
  • Now add ginger, garlic and yoghurt and fry for 2-3 minutes then add 1 cup water and cook on medium flame till chicken is done.
  • Chicken Curry is ready for Afghani zarda Pulao.

Preparation of Boiled Rice:
  • Rice (soaked in water for 30 minutes) 1/2 kg
  • Salt 1+1/2 teaspoon
  • Water 4-5 glass
  •  Boil rice in water with added salt till 1 kanni remain (near to cook).
  • Drain and keep aside.

  • Saffron  1/4 teaspoon
  • Warm water 1/4 cup
  • Add saffron to warm water and keep aside for 15 minutes.

  • Almonds  1 tablespoon
  • Pistachio  1 tablespoon
  • Soak almonds in water to soft, remove skin and fry in 1teaspoon of oil till light golden
  • Pistachio should be fry in oil for a little while.

Orange Syrup:
  • Orange peels from 1 orange, thin strips
  • Sugar 1 cup
  • Boil orange peels in 1-2 cup of water and drain.
  • Now take 1 cup water in a pan add sugar and boiled orange peels and cook till thick syrup is obtained.

Procedure For Afghani Zrada Pulao:
  • Now all the ingredients for making Afghani Zarda Pualo are ready.
  • Take a large pan, arrange bottom layer of 1/2 quantity of boiled rice, then add Chicken curry layer, then remaining rice. At top sprinkle orange syrup, nuts and saffron colour. Simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  • Delicious Afghani Zarda Pulao is ready.
  • Mix and serve with salad and raita.