Poached Pears -Orange Dry fruits pulao | How to make Poached Pears -Orange Dry fruits pulao

By Swathi Joshnaa Sathish  |  3rd May 2018  |  
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Poached Pears -Orange Dry fruits pulaoby Swathi Joshnaa Sathish
  • Prep Time

    35

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  • Cook Time

    25

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  • Serves

    5

    People

3

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About Poached Pears -Orange Dry fruits pulao Recipe

This pulao is kids ‘ all time favourite . Sweet and tangy combination makes kids ask for more . A very healthy lunch.

Poached Pears -Orange Dry fruits pulao

Ingredients to make Poached Pears -Orange Dry fruits pulao

  • Ripe pears big 2
  • Fresh orange thick juice 1 glass
  • Basmati rice 4 cups soaked for 15 minutes .
  • Dry fruits 1.5 cups ( cashews , black raisins , golden raisins , pistachios , almonds )
  • ghee 6 - 7 tablespoons
  • ginger garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon
  • green chillies 2 to 3
  • water 4 cups
  • Orange zest 4 tablespoons
  • salt to taste
  • bay leaves 3
  • cloves 6
  • Stone flower 1 big crushed
  • mace 1
  • Green cardamom 4
  • Black cardamom 3
  • Fried onions 1 .5 cups
  • Garam masala 1/4 teaspoon
  • saffron liquid 1/2 cup

How to make Poached Pears -Orange Dry fruits pulao

  1. First in a pan , add orange juice .
  2. Add sliced pears to the juice .
  3. Slow cook in low heat till juice reduces and pears look juiced absorbed, poached .
  4. Remove from heat and keep aside .
  5. In a cooking pot , melt 4 tablespoons ghee .
  6. Add the whole Garam Masala ingredients.
  7. Add green chillies .
  8. Add 1/2 cup dry fruits . Fry for a minute in low heat .
  9. Add 1/2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste. Sauté till raw smell leaves .
  10. Add 1 cup fried onions and reserve the rest for last .
  11. Add the soaked basmati rice .
  12. Fry the rice for a minute till it releases an aroma . Do gently fry the grains without breaking them .
  13. Now add the boiled orange sauce only . Don’t add poached pears .
  14. Mix .
  15. Add salt and spices .
  16. Add the measured water 4 cups . Water ratio differs as per the rice you use .
  17. Allow the water to boil.
  18. Add 1 tablespoon ghee .
  19. Cover the lid and let the rice cook 70 % .
  20. At this stage , place the poached pears , fluff the rice with fork .
  21. Add 1/2 of the orange zests finely grated .
  22. Add saffron water and give a slow Dum cooking .
  23. Meantime , heat ghee in a pan .
  24. Roast the remaining dry fruits . Keep aside .
  25. Finally garnish with fried onions , roasted nuts and grated orange zests
  26. Fluff rice and serve hot with some spicy curries / raitas .

My Tip:

Since I am using orange juice , I kept my water measurement equal to rice . Orange juice makes the grains stiffer and so rice will take time to cook . Wouldn’t soften easily . Tats y I didn’t reduce the water .

Reviews for Poached Pears -Orange Dry fruits pulao (1)

Shelly Sharma6 months ago

Would love to try this.
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Swathi Joshnaa Sathish
5 months ago
Thank you !