Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Sofiyani Pulav

These are just scribblings to myself, of recipes I want to try. They are mostly from old magazines. My mother has a huge collection of magazine cut outs of recipes.  I am jotting them down, before I get rid of the magazine stacks and the cut out collection. In the age of internet, with any recipe you wish at your fingertips, it doesn't seem very practical to hang on to this crumbling paper collection. I am actually going through the entire bunch, recipe by recipe, choosing what seems worth a try. Why am I bothering? Well! Considering the effort my mom must have put in over the last 10-15 years or so, to cut out each recipe and to paste them into our old record books and such, I think It's disrespectful to just simply throw them out, just because I have an internet connection. So I am putting in my share of hard work.

Once I try these out and if they come out well, I will post them with pictures in the recipe section.
You can also try them out and let me know how they turned out.

Sofiyani Pulav

1.       Rice – 2 ½ c – soak 1 hr
2.       Cardamom
3.       Cloves
4.       Cinnamon
5.       Salt

Boil 1.5 litres. Add all, cook till 3/4th done. Drain, keep aside.

6.       Curd- 1 ½ c
7.       Ginger paste – 2.5 tsp
8.       Garlic p – 2 tsp
9.       Cardamom- 8
10.   Cloves – 5
11.   Cinnamon – 2
12.   g.cilly-2, slit
13.   lemon juice- 2 tsp
14.   salt
15.   ghee – ¼ cup

Mix all to make marinade

16.   Chicken Drumsticks -16

Apply marinade. Cook on low heat, till all curd is absorbed. Don’t change colour or break chicken. Add

17.   Almond paste – 3 tbsp
18.   Mava – 3 tbsp, crumbled

Stir in quickly and remove from heat.
arrange chicken in baking dish, spread rice . pour

19.   Ghee- ¼ c
20.   Milk 1 c

Cover with lid, seal with atta. Bake for 30 mins.


  1. this was taught by your sophy aunt?? ;)

  2. :)Good point. I wonder why the dish has such a name...

  3. looks like you have taken the break :P

  4. Busy with packing and shifting,moving to a new quarters on Wednesday.

  5. to welcome new baby? :)
    ok.. all the best