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Cashew Pulao | Kaju Pulao

Cashew Pulao or Kaju Pulao is a simple pulao with the goodness of Kaju It is easy to prepare and goes well with a spicy side dish
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Soaking Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2

Standard 1 cup measures 240 ml


  • Ghee – 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp
  • Fennel Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Bay Leaves – 2
  • Cinnamon stick – 1-inch piece
  • Star Anise – 1
  • Cashew nuts – 20
  • Green Chilli - 3
  • Basmati Rice – 1 cup
  • Onion - 2
  • Ginger Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Salt as needed
  • Water – 2 cups


  • Soak the Basmati Rice for 30 mins. Heat a Vessel with Ghee once it’s hot add in the Cashew nuts and fry till golden brown
  • Remove it and set it aside. In the same ghee next add in Fennel Seeds, Bay Leaves, Cinnamon stick, Star Anise. Next, add in the green chili and saute.
  • Next, add in the sliced onions and saute till glossy and then add in the ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell leaves.
  • Next, add in the soaked Basmati Rice. Fry for 2 mins and then add in the measured water and mix well.
  • Keep the flame in high and then add in the required salt and then add 1 tbsp of ghee and Transfer it to an Electric Rice cooker and cook till it's done. And then finally add in the gee toasted cashew nuts and fried onions and mix well without breaking the rice. Close for another 10 mins and serve.


· Goes well with Raita and any Kurma.
· You can also cook the same in a Pressure Cooker.
· While Cooking in a pressure Cooker, after closing the cooker wait till the stream comes out rigorously, Once the steam comes excessively put on the whistle and cook for 3 mins exactly and switch off the stove. Let the pressure gets released on its own and then open the cooker and fluff the rice.
Keyword Cashew Pulao, Kaju Pulao
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