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Orange Pulav

By: christy gerald of Dubai, AE

Rich pulav made with Oranges

Filed in Rice Dishes

Serves 6 people

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Easy preparation to try at home on special occasions.U can try this pulav with pineapple,seedless grapes etc,.


  • 2 cups basmati rice- washed and ghee-sauted(with 1 tbsp ghee)
  • 1 kg Oranges(9 nos)
  • 2 big onions-sliced
  • 6 green chillies-slit
  • 1 tsp garlic-ginger paste
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 bay leaf-crushed
  • 2 green cardamom-crushed
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick-crushed
  • 5 saffron strands-soaked in warm water
  • 2 tsp ghee with 1 tbsp refined oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • few mint and coriander leaves(5-6 leaves each)
  • 20 raisins and 10 cashew nuts, crushed and ghee-roasted


1.Take 2 1/2 cups thick Orange juice of 6 Oranges.Shredd the rinds of 3 remaining oranges.
2.Pressure-cook ghee-sauted basmati rice with 2 1/2 cups thick orange juice and 1/2 tsp salt upto 1 whistle.Turn off the flame and let the pressure be released.
3.Meanwhile,heat ghee and oil in a kadai,bay leaf,cloves,cardamoms,cinnamon stick,sliced Onions and ginger-garlic paste.Saute till the onions turn golden brown.
4.Add green chillies,mint and coriander leaves,cumin seeds,shredded orange rinds and saute for 2 mins.
5.Add the basmati rice - cooked in Orange juice and mix well.
6.Add 1/2 tsp salt and soaked saffron strands with water and mix well.
7.Serve this Orange Pulav with Stew and raita of ur choice,etc,.

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