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Cardamom flavoured aromatic onion pulav

Sarika Singh
10 minutes
Prep Time
35 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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ABOUT Cardamom flavoured aromatic onion pulav RECIPE

Some times we don't feel like to prepare same regular dishes for kids lunch box and specially when , they have to spend long time in school . But also don't want to serve any thing like bread or toast , then this one is a perfect fuss free one pot healthy meal for everyone in your family, as kids too love this tempting aromatic rice. Not only for lunch box, you can prepare it in lunch/ dinner or even when you are expecting guest. It is perfect for any get together or potluck. It is so fussfree and easy recipe that anyone can try without fail, at the same time super yummy and aromatic too.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Dinner Party
  • Indian
  • Boiling
  • Frying
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. 2 cup rice (preferably basmati or aged rice)
  2. 4 -5 medium onion, thinly sliced
  3. 1 tsp ginger garlic paste 
  4. 2-3 green chillies, slitted 
  5. 1/2 tsp green cardamom powder
  6. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  7. 1-2 tsp red chili powder( as per taste)
  8. 8-10 cashews, broken in half ( lengthwise), optional
  9. 1/2 lemon ( optional)
  10. 2 tsp rose water ( optional)
  11. salt to taste
  12. oil


  1. First of all wash rice and soak it in 2 cup water for 20 mins. 
  2. Now Heat some oil in a thick bottomed vessel, add cashews and fry till little golden , remove on a tissue paper .
  3. Now add mustard seeds , let them crackle in the same oil .Be careful while sautéing so not to burn it. Now add green chillies and sliced onions, saute till nice golden then add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 mins. 
  4. Now add red chilli powder and saute for a min.
  5. Now add rice and fry for 2-3 mins .
  6. Then add remaining water of rice and 2 cups of more water i.e. Double the amount of rice. Add salt , cardamom powder and squeeze juice of 1/2 lemon in it.
  7.  Let it cook at high flame, when it starts looking little dry on top then lower the flame and cover with lid. 
  8. Let it simmer for 5 mins. Then switch off the flame.
  9.  Let it sit for 5- 10 mins covered, then open the lid and add fried cashews and rose water to it and mix with light hand gently. Again rest it for 10 mins then garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
  10.  Your easy, yummy and super aromatic rice is ready to be served with gravy dish or with simple raita. It taste best even if taken as it is, it doesn't need any thing else to go with. A simple one pot meal loved by everyone.

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Diksha Wahi
Diksha Wahi   Jun-26-2017

It is looking amazing

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