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June 2017 - charliebir's Caramelised Onion Pillau

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Re: June 2017 - charliebir's Caramelised Onion Pillau

Post by Timbobaggins » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:18 am

Looks very simple and delicious.. going to give this one a try the next time I cook up a batch of rice! :)

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Re: June 2017 - charliebir's Caramelised Onion Pillau

Post by Harrythephot » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:31 am

Has anyone tried making this with less oil yet?
I'll try doing so later on tonight, but as I've been on a quest to find a healthy oil (using coconut oil now), I suspect it may affect the outcome.

Cheers.

P.S I also didn't know that devils dung added colour. I'll have to give that a go as well.

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Re: June 2017 - charliebir's Caramelised Onion Pillau

Post by Cory Ander » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:49 am

I don't think adding hing/asafoetida/Devil's Dung does add colour, does it (snoopy mentioned the same thing, some time ago)? :hmmm:
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Re: June 2017 - charliebir's Caramelised Onion Pillau

Post by steveparadox » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:11 am

The Indian grocers I go to say they use asafoetida to add colour.

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Re: June 2017 - charliebir's Caramelised Onion Pillau

Post by charliebir » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:53 pm

Hi Harry.

The oil is there only to caramelise the onion.

For low oil, I would start with your required amount of onion and slowly add oil until you have the minimum amount required to brown the onion. Might be possible with no oil, but I haven't tried yet.

Having said that I often make a pilau without the onion or any oil using the basic recipe.

Just leave them out. Pop the panch phoran in a dry pan then add the other ingredients, stirring to heat up ! :thumbup:
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Re: June 2017 - charliebir's Caramelised Onion Pillau

Post by Greybeard » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:40 pm

This is the second time I've cooked this this month, I forgot to take a photo last time. Simple, straightforward and delicious.
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Re: June 2017 - charliebir's Caramelised Onion Pillau

Post by stanb » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:15 pm

Seen here with Greybeards Chicken Kashmir.
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Re: June 2017 - charliebir's Caramelised Onion Pillau

Post by haldi » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:20 am

yum!
I've made this rice four times in the last month
The panch poran is an amazing spice mix
Up til recently I'd been mainly using "pillau" rice spices
This is such a nice change

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Re: June 2017 - charliebir's Caramelised Onion Pillau

Post by Dee » Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:31 pm

I haven't tried any different rices yet, only boiled Basmati or fried rice, so I'm definately going to try this one.
Thanks for the recipe

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