How to make Cashew Coconut Pulao -

Coconut milk and cashewnuts add a shahi touch to this rice preparation

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Whole cashewnuts, Coconut milk (नारियल का दूध)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Cashew Coconut Pulao

Cashew Coconut Pulao Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Cashew Coconut Pulao Recipe

  • Whole cashewnuts 1/4 cup

  • Coconut milk 1 1/2 cups

  • Basmati rice soaked for 1-2 hours and drained 1 1/2 cups

  • Ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Green cardamoms 4-5

  • Cloves 4-5

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Medium onion sliced 1

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Browned onions to garnish

  • Fresh mint sprig to garnish


Step 1

Heat ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves and cumin seeds, mix and saute till fragrant.

Step 2

Add cashewnuts, mix and sauté till the nuts turn a light golden. Add onion, mix and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3

Add rice, mix and sauté for 1 minute. Add coconut milk and 1½ cups water and mix well.

Step 4

Add garam masala and salt and mix well. Cover and cook till the rice is done.

Step 5

Transfer onto a serving plate, garnish with browned onions and mint sprig and serve hot.

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