Thursday, August 4, 2016

Vegan Saffron Cashew Pilaf

Pilaf is a rice dish which is prepared or cooked in a seasoned broth. Though this rice ressembles as much as like Indian pulaos or briyanis, pilaf calls for easy breezy preparation. Depending upon the local cuisine, meat, vegetables, nuts, pasta or else dry fruits are added to the pilaf. Pilaf is a staple food and a national dish in most countries. Pilaf makes an excellent lunch or else a Royal feast when served along with rich side dishes or else with grilled meats. Since am running this week's blogging marathon with 'Go Nuts' as this week's theme, i couldnt resist to dish out this fantastic, easy breezy cashew pilaf which is simply flavoured with bay leaf, cloves,cinnamon stick and saffron strands.

Saffron Cashew Pilaf, Cashew Pilaf

We love pilafs very much, as this rice dish are very simple to dish out. Whenever i feel bore or cooking for more peoples i will definitely go with pilaf dishes. My today's post is also a special pilaf which i prepared for our sunday get together. I simply prepared and served this cashew nuts loaded pilaf with a lipsmacking kadai paneer and butter chicken for the sunday lunch. We had a super feast though this pilaf is very quick and easy to prepare. If you are a lover of one pot meal, then dont forget to give a try to nuts loaded pilaf.

cashew pilaf

2cups Basmati rice
1no Bay leaf
3nos Cloves
1inch Cinnamon stick
Saffron strands (a big pinch)
3cups Vegetable broth
Mint leaves (chopped)
1/2cup Broken cashew nuts

Heat enough oil, fry the bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon sticks until they turns brown.

Now add the broken cashew nuts and fry for few minutes. Add now the washed and drained basmati rice, saute for few minutes.

Pour the vegetable broth, a cup of water to the rice and cook in high flame for few minutes.

Cashew Saffron Pilaf, Cashew pilaf

Add the salt, chopped mint leaves, saffron strands to the rice and cook in simmer.

Once the rice gets well cooked, toss it gently and put of the flame.

Serve warm with spicy side dish.

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subhashini said... Reply To This Comment

Complete meal.looks perfect

Tumas Tongue Treats said... Reply To This Comment

I am impressed with this vegan version Priya.

Smruti Ashar said... Reply To This Comment

That is an interesting pilaf recipe. Great use of nuts.

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Pilaf looks so delicious.Love this kind of one pot meals.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Simple rice, but very flavorful..excellent preparation Priya.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Simple and flavorful rice!

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

The pilaf looks perfect with each grain standing out.