This pulao is a rich and tasty pulao,and i suggest you use fresh cashewnuts for this recipe.If unavailable you could use the normal cahewnuts.For the recipe.
500 gm basmati rice (washed and soaked for minimum one hour)
150-200 gm chicken cut into cubes
2 heaped tblsp. ginger garlic paste
6-7 slit green chillies
100-150 gm cashewnuts
1 tsp sugar
3-5 cloves cardamom
1 inch piece cinnamon
1/4 cup milk/thick coconut milk
mint leaves (optional)/curry leaves
3-4 tblsp.butter /ghee/olive oil
Heat ghee in a pan. Add spices, and chopped onions. Fry the onions till light brown, add cashews,green chillies. Fry till the chillies change color. Add ginger garlic paste and chicken cut into cubes.
Fry for 1-2 minutes. Keep stirring. Add basmati rice,milk, sugar and salt to taste. Add water 1 inch above rice level and cook covered under low heat. If using a pressure cooker, cook for 10 minutes.After the steam starts to come,put the vent on and simmer for 10 minutes.Remove from fire.
Allow to cool for another 10 minutes,and open You can even cook in a rice cooker or thickbottomed vessel. If using mint leaves add when adding water. Serve hot with sprinkled coriander leaves.
Serve with raita, or any kormas of your choice.