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recipes for Pilau Rice have been kindly donated by master
chef Jasdev Singh of the Lotus Lounge Restaurant in
London - the finest North Indian cuisine in London!
methods are used by Jasdev in his restaurant so you
can be sure they are quick and reliable. Please note
that Kala Namak (Black Salt) has a stronger flavour
than ordinary salt so you may want to adjust the salt
level to suit your taste.
are 2 ways of cooking rice basically:
are the ingredients, the two methods follow afterwards.
Natco Basmati Rice
4 - 5 cloves Natco Cloves whole
1 small Natco Cinnamon Stick (half a Natco stick)
1 - 2 leaves Natco Bayleaf
1 teaspoon / 5gm Natco Cumin Seeds
1/2 -1 teaspoon salt or Natco Kala Namak to taste
60g Natco Butter / Ghee
4 - 5 pods Natco Green Cardamoms
1 litre water - approximately
1 medium sliced onion
1 - Traditional (rice fried)
a pan melt butter or ghee, add cumin, cloves, bayleaf,
cinnamon and green cardamom.
they crackle add the sliced onion and sauté
until the onion is a little coloured.
the washed and drained rice and sauté for two
minutes taking care that the rice does not break.
add the water and salt and cook with a tight lid on
top for 20 - 25 minutes on low heat, undisturbed.
2 - Easy (rice boiled)
all the spices in a pot with a little butter and when
they crackle add a lot of hot water.
the water comes to the boil add the washed rice and
continue on the high heat.
when the rice is almost done and then drain through
the rice has drained sprinkle fried sliced onion on
top and garnish with coriander, etc.
you want the rice to be yellow colour add 1 tsp of
turmeric to the water when cooking.