Garnished Rice/ Turkish Pilaf with pine nuts and raisins

Turkish recipes are all about beautiful presentation and this rice dish does full justice and beautifies the entire table on its own

2 cups long grained Basmati rice
1 onion finely chopped
2 tomatoes grated
1 tspn garlic paste
1 tspn yogurt
1 tbsp black currants
1 tbsp pine nuts
2 tbsp Clarified Butter/ Butter/ Olive Oil
salt to taste
1) Wash and soak the rice for 20 min. 
2) In a pan heat the butter, add the onions, garlic and saute them until it is soft. Add the tomato paste and saute until it is completely dry
3) Add the rice, yogurt , salt and 4 cups water. Cover and let it cook
4) In another pan, heat little butter , add the raisin and pine nuts and saute it for few minutes
5) Garnish this on the cooked rice and serve


Usha said…
Beautiful presentation! I like rice dishes but I am not very fond of nuts in it. Pilaf looks yummy.
Beautiful color. It makes the garnish stand out. Nicely plated.
Ruxana Gafoor said…
lovely color of the rice..looks yummy
Chef Mireille said…
what a festive looking dish
Padmajha said…
The dish looks so good Pradnya and love the pinenuts and the raisins in it...

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