Today I am going to share the recipe of Tiranga pulao .A recipe with a difference....we use to make this for some special occasions........A whole meal itself.you can serve it with any chutney,salad .pickle or raita.
• 3 Cups basmati rice
• 6 Cloves
• 3 Medium-piece cinnamons
• 3-4 Cardamoms
• 1 Carrot, grated
• 1/2 Cup orange juice OR cranberry juice
• 1 Cup chopped onion (optional)
• 1/2 Bunch coriander leaves
• 1 tbsp Coconut, grated (optional)
• 1 Cup paneer, grated OR Ricotta cheese (1/2 cup)
• 1 Cup ghee
• 3-4 Green chilies
2 tbsp cumin seed
1/2 cup cabbage , shredded
• Small piece ginger
• 1/2 Cup green peas
• 1/2 tsp White pepper powder
• Salt to taste
• Few drops of orange color
6 cups water
some cashews and raisins
Wash the rice thoroughly and soak in water for 30 min.
Cook rice with Cloves ,cinnamons ,Cardamoms by adding 6 cups of water and devide it into three parts.
let rice cool for some time (about 10-15 minutes)
First portion ---
Heat 2 tbsp ghee in kadai add cumin seed , let it splutter .
Add chopped onion and saute for sometime then add cabbage and saute for 2 minutes.
Add first part of cooked rice ,salt and white pepper saute .
Switch off the flame add grated panner or ricotta cheese ,take it out.
Grind coriender leaves ,ginger and green chillies.
Heat 2 tbsp ghee in kadai add cumin seed and splutter.
Add coriender ,chilly paste and cooked green peas saute for some time.
Add cooked rice , salt and white pepper and saute, take it out.
Heat ghee in kadai and add cumin seed,let it splutter .
Add tomato puree and saute for 2 minutes,add carrot and saute.
Add salt,white pepper,orange colour and cooked rice saute.
Switch off the flame and add orange juice.
Take a serving plate first palce a lyer of green rice ,then the layer of white rice and orange rice on the top.
(as in the picture)
Garnish it with cashews and raisins with 2-3 cilantro leaves.
Note-- 1-Adding coconut is optional,if you want add coconut into white portion.
2-If you want can devide uncooked rice then cook each portion seperately,but i feel its easy to cook rice first and then devide it into three parts.