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Mixed Pilau

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The Mixed Pilau is a lovely dish that often serve as a meal in itself! The unique and incomparable taste of this dish is mouthwatering. This Mixed Pilau recipe is fantastic. Try it!
  Red lentils 1 Tablespoon
  Long grain rice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Onions 2
  Potatoes 2 Large
  Ghee 3 Tablespoon
  Roasted unsalted peanuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Roasted cashews 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Unsalted)
  Raisins 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ground cloves 1 Pinch
  Ground cardamom 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Cooked green peas 1 Cup (16 tbs)

Soak lentils in hot water to cover for 30 minutes, drain.
Rinse rice in a sieve under cold running water until water runs clear, drain.
Slice onions lengthwise and separate into strips.
Peel potatoes and cut into thick slices.
Heat half the ghee in a heavy pan and fry onions until golden brown.
Remove them with a slotted spoon to a plate, add potato slices to the pan and fry until they are cooked through and a little crisp.
Remove slices with a slotted spoon and keep warm.
Fry peanuts, cashews and raisins separately in the same pan and set them aside.
Melt remaining ghee in the pan, add cloves, cardamom and cinnamon and stir 1 minute.
Add lentils, fry 2 minutes, add salt, rice and tamera and stir until rice is light brown in color.
Stir in water and half the fried onions.
Cover and cook gently until liquid is absorbed and rice and lentils are tender.
Add peas and mix through gently with a fork.
Turn the pilau on to a large heated serving dish and surround with fried potato.
Spread nuts and raisins on top and sprinkle with remaining fried onions.
Serves 6.
MIXED PILA U WITH EGGS: To make the pilau into a complete main dish, 6 eggs may be hard-boiled, halved and arranged round the edge before sprinkling the di9h with fried onions.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish
Rice, Vegetable

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 486 Calories from Fat 141

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g25.3%

Saturated Fat 6.2 g31.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 20.1 mg6.7%

Sodium 537.9 mg22.4%

Total Carbohydrates 77 g25.8%

Dietary Fiber 6.6 g26.6%

Sugars 9.7 g

Protein 11 g21.5%

Vitamin A 4.4% Vitamin C 45.4%

Calcium 5.9% Iron 16.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Mixed Pilau Recipe