The Pulao/Pilaf with the flavour of star anise – Recipe

Star-anise is a spice obtained from the star-shaped pericarp of the fruit of an evergreen tree, Illicium verum, which is native to northeast Vietnam and southwest China. Star-anise has a strong flavour which is quite similar to the flavour of fennel seeds.

Pilaf /Pulao is a dish in which rice is cooked in a seasoned broth, and a dish which is mostly prepared all over the world.   

This pulao is created to have the pleasant taste of star-anise.

The Pulao/Pilaf with the flavour of star anise -Pulao Recipe in
The Pulao/Pilaf with the flavour of star anise -Pulao Recipe in

The Recipe:

  • In an adequate warm blend of ghee (clarified butter) and any mild flavour vegetable oil, sauté:

1 tsp. of cumin seeds,

Pieces of two whole pods of star-anise,

Pieces of two guntur chillies ( – these are small, sundried chillies and are plum red in colour; and have a likable flavour along with high level of spiciness) or any other chillies – optional,

Fine slices of 3 small onions;

Smidgen the mixture with salt – according to preference of taste,

  • Add fine slices of 3 small tomatoes to the translucent onion mixture,
  • Blend the melted mixture with 2 small cups of rice and add 3 small cups of water,
  • When the rice is par-cooked, add small slices of fried egg (- two eggs whisked with a pinch of salt and pan-fried), after the water completely evaporates the pulao is done.

Serving size – Approximately 3

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I am Sylvia Miranda, the author of the blog A blog of innovative and healthy food recipes written in an unorthodox format. I am a recipe developer. I have an inherent ability to create recipes with new flavours using natural ingredients — I create both vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes, for this I usually use less number of ingredients to keep the recipe simple and easy, which are certainly tasty and are beneficial to health in general. Each recipe is written according to my awareness of the recipe when I create it, in a writing skill which is very easy for the reader to comprehend.


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