Monday, June 7, 2010

Zesty Orange Pulav


I normally use zest of orange in cakes or sweet for flavouring. The zest of orange gives wonderful aroma in the cake. This time i tried this zest of orange  for rice which turned out really good. This recipe goes to the event Best Out Of Waste by Nithu's kitchen
Zest of orange and zest of lemon gives such and wonderful aroma to your food, if you haven't tried so far, start trying now, you'll definitely love it.
Serves 2 to 3
Ingredients:
Basmathi Rice-1 1/2 cup
Orange zest grated-1 tsp
Orange peel- 2 inch strip chopped finely
Onion- 1 medium sized sliced finely
Red Pepper-1/2 sliced finely
Peas-1 tbsp
Carrot- 1 medium sized grated
Ginger-1/2 inch grated
Cinnamon stick-1/2 inch
Cinnamon powder-1/2 tsp
Chopped almonds-1/2 tbsp
Ghee or butter-1 tbsp
Juice of 1/2 an orange
Salt as required
Method:
Wash the orange well and wipe it with a clean kitchen towl. Peel a thin strip of orange outer skin using a peeler and chop it finely, also finely grate 1 tsp of orange zest and set it aside.
Heat ghee in a pan, add cinnamon stick, grated ginger,almonds and onion, keep it in medium to low heat and fry it gently until the onion becomes transparent in colour. Now add the vegetables and stir for 2 to 3 minutes, finely add the zest and orange peel, stir well, immediately remove from heat.
Wash the rice well, add the vegetable mixture along with rice, juice of orange and salt to the rice cooker and cook until the rice is cooked.
Serve the rice with vegetable or chicken curries.
Tips:
This is not regarding this recipe, but a beauty secret with orange peel may be most of you are using it already. Peel the orange skin, tear it into small pieces, sun dry it completely, thsi might take even a week  in very hot climate. Blend it into a powder in a blender, mix with honey or yogurt and apply as a facepack, or use it just as a powder to wash the face. It's a very good scrubber. Regular use results in glowing skin, smooth skin.










24 comments:

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Loved the Zesty Orange Pulav. Looks very delicious as well as colorful in every respect. Great Preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Cool Lassi(e) said...

A very innovative Pulav with Orange Zest. Looks fabulous!

Nandini said...

Wow! I love oranges! The pulav must have tasted great! It's lovely!

sharada said...

thanks for visiting my space.You too have a lovely blog.The zesty orange pulav looks inviting!

sharada said...

Thanks for visiting my space.You too have a wonderful blog.
The orange pulav looks inviting!!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Orange in pulav that sounds interesting.....sounds tasty

Sushma Mallya said...

Now this is something very interesting...seems really delicious as well

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Love the innovation........

Priya said...

I have seen this sort of orange pulav in a cookery show, i have completely forgotten about it..u r here with ur version, urs looks simply amazing and gorgeous Umm!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Thank you all visiting my blog and giving your love and support for me constantly.

Asha said...

I love the smell of Orange or Lemon zest in cakes, so powerful aroma. Adding to rice is a great idea. Good post.

SathyaSridhar said...

Dear,,,pulao looks perfect i like the orange colour in white rice hmm super colour combination,,nalla seithurukeenga..

Nithu Bala said...

Dear, pulav sounds very innovative..you have clicked it very cute..thanks for sending it to my event..received your entry..love to see many interesting recipes from you for the event..

srikars kitchen said...

Yummy &delicious...nice click dear..

Rachana Kothari said...

Loved the pulav with orange zest! Looks great!

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

super & different pilao!!

Suman Singh said...

WOW...that so innovative...love oranges..will try this one sometime..thanks for sharing this!

divya said...

A very innovative Pulav with Orange Zest. Looks fabulous!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

That is one great creative and delicious looking recipe.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Thank you Sharada, Sharmili and Nandini for visiting my blog for the first time and leaving your valuable comments.
Thank you so much for all other creative foodies also for visiting my blog and leaving your comments.

Sarah Naveen said...

Looks delicious...this is one of my quick pulav, especially when i run out of chicken n fish...
yummy yumm

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

colorful and great use of orange zest..looks refreshing...perfect dish for the event...

Yummy Team said...

Wonderful pulav!! Thanks for sharing your beauty secret :)

ANU said...

wow! interesting and new recipe....

Very nice blog name too.

Happy to follow you.....

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