Jodhpuri Kabuli is a rice preparation from the Jodhpur city of Rajasthan. The rice is cooked along with vegetables, dry fruits and mild spices. Here is a traditional recipe to make Rajasthani Kabuli.
Jodhpuri Kabuli is one of those dishes which I had not heard about or relished any day! But till date, while making Jodhpuri Kabuli, I feel very good and nostalgic. And there’s a story behind it!
Few years back, I had just shifted to Bangalore. To be honest, I did have mixed feelings about moving to a new city. But who knew, that I was to be welcomed by a group of kindhearted and ever cheerful friends.
I was very lovingly served a dish named Jodhpuri Kabuli made by Ritu Didi. Being from Jodhpur, Ritu Didi is well-versed with Rajasthani cuisine and she loves to serve authentic delicacies to her guests. I was also lucky to taste her homemade dishes! Out of all, Jodhpuri Kabuli literally stole my heart.
Jodhpuri Kabuli is a royal, mildly flavored rice dish which is complemented with crisp vegetables, dry fruits, fresh fruits and bread slices. To grant Jodhpuri Kabuli a distinct, desi flavor, vegetables and other aforementioned ingredients are deep-fried in pure ghee.
It is such a motley of extraordinary flavors that I can still sense its taste in my palette. Fresh grapes and pomegranates are also used in this dish which lends it a nice taste.
The moment we settled in Bangalore, the first dish that I cooked was undoubtedly Jodhpuri Kabuli, yes, I loved it so much! I cannot thank Ritu Didi enough for sharing its recipe with me. Guess what, I had to share the recipe of authentic Jodhpuri Kabuli with my Whisk Affair community as well.
If you are a fan of raita like me, then do serve Jodhpuri Kabuli with Boondi Ka Raita. So, there you go, make sure to note down its recipe and don’t forget to let me know if it tasted finger-licking!
Jodhpuri Kabuli Recipe
Jodhpuri Kabuli is a rice preparation from the Jodhpur city of Rajasthan. The rice is cooked along with vegetables and mild spices.
- 1 Potato Medium size, peeled and cut into thin slices
- 1 cup Cauliflower Cut into florets
- 3-4 White bread slices cut into small cubes
- 10-12 Cashew nuts
- 15-20 Raisins
- Ghee for frying vegetables
For the rice
- 2 cups Long grain basmati rice
- 2 tsp Lemon juice
- 2 tsp Salt
- 2-3 Clove
- A pinch of yellow color
For the masala
- 2 tbsp Ghee
- 2-3 Clove
- 2 Black cardamom
- 10-12 Black peppercorns
- 1/2 tsp Shahi zeera
- 1/2 tsp Zeera
- 1/2 cup Onion Chopped
- 1 tsp Green chilli Chopped
- 1/2 cup Yogurt
- 2 tbsp Fresh cream
- 1 tsp Coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp White pepper powder
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 cup Peas
- 1/4 cup Pomegranate seeds
- 1/2 cup Black grapes
- Deep fry the vegetables, bread and dry fruits in ghee separately until they are golden brown.
- Drain on a plate and keep aside.
- Wash the rice and soak in enough water for 30 minutes.
- Drain the water and add the rice in a heavy bottom pan along with lemon juice, salt and cloves.
- Cover and cook till 80% done.
- Meanwhile, heat ghee for the masala in a pan.
- Once the ghee is hot, add cloves, cardamom, peppercorn, shahi zeera and zeera and fry for a few seconds.
- Add onion and green chilies and fry till onion turns slightly translucent.
- Add yogurt and cream and fry for 2-3 minutes.
Now add coriander powder red chili powder, white pepper powder and salt and cook for a minute.
- Add peas, pomegranate seeds and the fried vegetables, bread and dry fruits and mix well.
- Transfer half of the rice in a heavy bottom pan.
- Top with the masala and vegetable mixture.
- Cover with the remaining rice.
- Sprinkle the yellow food color on top.
- Keep a tawa on low flame and keep the pan with rice on this tawa.
- Cook for 10-15 minutes till rice is completely done.
- Remove from heat and let it rest for 3-4 minutes.
- Fluff with a fork.
- Garnish with fresh coriander, pomegranate seeds and fried onions.
- Serve hot with raita on the side.
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