How to make Til Pulao -

Rice tossed with roasted sesame seeds and served hot with fried cashewnuts and coconut.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Basmati Rice (बासमती चावल), Sesame Seeds

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Til Pulao

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Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Til Pulao Recipe

  • Basmati Rice 1 1/2 cups

  • Sesame Seeds 1/4 cup

  • Dry coconut (khopra) 1/2

  • Cashewnuts 10-15

  • Whole dry red chillies 2

  • Ghee 4 tablespoons

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Clean, wash and soak rice in three cups of water for fifteen to twenty minutes. Drain and cook in three to four cups of salted boiling water till just done.

Step 2

Drain again, refresh and allow to cool. Dry roast sesame seeds till light golden.

Step 3

Grate dry coconut. Split cashewnuts into two and keep side. Remove stems and break red chillies into half.

Step 4

Heat two tablespoons of ghee in a pan and fry the cashewnuts till light golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside on an absorbent paper.

Step 5

Similarly fry the grated coconut till light golden and set aside. In a separate pan heat two tablespoons of ghee, add bay leaves and broken red chillies and sauté.

Step 6

Add the cooked rice, roasted sesame seeds, fried cashewnuts, and fried coconut. Toss to mix well. Serve hot.

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