11 Reviews

This was beeeeautiful! I increased the servings to 4, I soaked the rice for about 20 minutes before using. It was delicious hot and superb cold... this is certainly going to be used by me veeery often. Thanks Anu!

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Angela Sara May 02, 2002

I really liked this. It was a really yummy pulao, and easy to do. My only quibble is that the rice cooking times were off for me, but otherwise this was gold.

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CookingTimeForMe August 14, 2009

I agree with everyone else. This dish smells fabulous and tastes even better. Very simple to do. Just count the cloves you put in so you can fish them out--not so lovely to bite into one.

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Chef Kate August 08, 2006

This is a really easy and tasty recipe. After saute-ing the rice with the onions and the spices, I cooked the mixture in a rice cooker with the right amount of water. It turned out great.

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Sarat Shanmukh December 12, 2005

This is the FIRST Zaar recipe I made for 2003! Anu, you are a treasure, you know. I mean it. I just had to make something of yours today, coz I want to make your recipes all through the year! And so, at 11pm, I stepped into my kitchen and made this. WOW! Not just aromatic, it was very tasty too, topped with a dollop of chilled cold yogurt; this is "Best" served hot! Loved it, thanks for sharing! HAPPY NEW YEAR! I look forward to a bounty of recipes from you all through 2003! May all your dreams come true in 2003. May you attain success as deep as the depth of the ocean and as high as the pristine blue endless sky. May God Bless you!

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Charishma_Ramchandani January 01, 2003

I hate to do this, but this was okay. I did exactly as written and mine turned out "soggy" and bland. It smelled wonderful when I was sauteing the rice with the spices and while it simmered. I'm not sure what happened. I will try to make this again and see how it turns out the 2nd time. I always like to try something twice just incase I missed something the first time. It almost seemed like there was too much water.

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Trixyinaz October 03, 2007

This turned out magnificent. My honey and I ate it all up. Will do again.

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Amyzan March 23, 2006

That is the perfect title for this recipe..."Aromatic"! My kids thought I was making some sort of baked good, it smells devine! Had this last night with curry chicken and roti. Thanks for the wonderful recipe Anu! :)

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LuckyMomof3 February 22, 2006

Great. Very nice way to use up veggies on hand. I also added a little chopped capsicum which I had. Easy to make. I doubled the recipe and ate the entire thing with yoghurt alongside;)

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Sangeetha December 07, 2005
Aromatic Peas and Carrot Pilaf for one