Berry Pulao – Iranian Pulao Recipe – The Bombay Chef – Varun Inamdar

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Learn how to make Berry Pulao Recipe, tasty & yummy rice recipe by Chef Varun Inamdar

Berry Pulao is one of the most famous dishes in Iranian cuisine. It’s full of wonderful flavors such as saffron, turmeric and cranberries (or barberry). Try this delicious Berry Pulao at your home and share your experience with us.

Ingredients
1. *Chicken*
4 tbsp ghee
1/2 cup Onion slices
Salt to taste
Half a chicken
1.5 cups water
2 tbsp advieh spice mix

2 *Rice and Tahdig*
2 cups long grain rice
1 tbsp salt
6 cups Water
1 tbsp ghee
2 potatoes sliced thick

3 *Advieh spice mix*
(1 inch stick cinnamon
1.5 tbsp chopped nutmeg
8 nos Iranian rose buds
5 nos green cardamom
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 heavy pinch saffron
1 tbsp coriander seeds
2 tbsp sugar)

4. *Tomato gravy*
In the residual pan juices add;
1 cup tomato puree
1 cup water
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp advieh spice mix
Salt to taste

5. *Chicken Kofteh*
1 cup chicken mince
Salt to taste
1 yolk of an egg
1 tbsp advieh spice mix
1 whites of an egg
Oil to deep fry

6. *Sweet saffron water*
1/2 tsp Iranian saffron
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp sugar

7. *Garnish Mix*
1/2 cup zeresh berries, barberries or chopped cranberries as the best substitute
1/4 cup blanched & peeled pistachio
3 tbsp ghee
1 tbsp rose water
1 tbsp sweet saffron water
Handful fried onions

Method
In a pan heat 4 tbsp ghee, add 1/2 cup onion slices, half a chicken, salt to taste, 1.5 cups water, cover it with the lid and allow it to cook.

Par boil 2 cups long grain rice.

In a vessel add 1 tbsp ghee, make a layer of 2 thick sliced potatoes,
par boiled rice, cover it with the lid and allow it to cook for half an hour.

Advieh spice mix
In an electric grinder add 1 inch stick cinnamon, 1.5 tbsp chopped nutmeg, 8 pieces Iranian rose buds, 5 pieces of green cardamom, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, 1 heavy pinch saffron, 1 tbsp coriander seeds, 2 tbsp sugar and grind it into a fine powder.

Add 2 tbsp advieh spice mix to the chicken and mix it nicely and remove the chicken from the pan.

In the residual pan juices add 1 cup tomato puree, 1 cup water
1 tsp sugar, 1 tbsp advieh spice mix, salt to taste.

Mix 1 cup chicken mince, salt to taste, 1 yolk of an egg and1 tbsp advieh spice mix.

Whisk 1 white of an egg, prepare small balls of the chicken mince, dip them in egg white and fry them in oil.

In a pan add 1/2 cup water, 2 tbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp Iranian saffron mix it well till the sugar dissolves completely and transfer it into the bowl.

In the same pan add 1/2 cup zereshk berries, barberries or chopped cranberries as the best substitute, 1/4 cup blanched & peeled pistachio, 3 tbsp ghee, fried onions, chicken koftas, 1 tbsp rose water, 1 tbsp sweet saffron water and toss it for few seconds.

Assemble all the ingredients in a serving plate and serve it hot.

Tasty and delicious Berry Pulao is ready!

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