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  1. easyfoodsmith
    January 10, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    What a lovely gesture by the Parsi lady! The pulav certainly looks super delicious and healthy. thanks for sharing

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  2. Santosh Bangar
    January 10, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

    ivitig pulav

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  3. Belinda @zomppa
    January 10, 2012 @ 1:25 pm

    Oh my this is stunning!! And healthy!! I wish I could come over and share a bowl!

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  4. Tiffany
    January 10, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    It doesn’t sound unusual to me. It sounds fantastic!

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  5. Balvinder Ubi
    January 10, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

    I agree, Purabi. This does seem like a delicious one. I have never had something like this.

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  6. Hamaree Rasoi
    January 10, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

    Simply delicious looking veg pilaf. Pictures are stunning.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  7. Aarthi
    January 10, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

    I love this..Thanks for the recipe..This looks mouthwatering

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  8. Kurryleaves
    January 10, 2012 @ 4:20 pm

    seriously drooling here….cant wait to try this one dear…bookmarked!!

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  9. SerenaB
    January 10, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

    This looks amazing! i have never had anything like this before and love that it is healthy too! I might have to try this out! Have a wonderful week!

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  10. Neha
    January 10, 2012 @ 5:25 pm

    Delicious looking rice…Will be trying it soon…

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  11. Kitchen Riffs
    January 10, 2012 @ 6:22 pm

    Really interesting recipe. Love the dried fruit in it – a really great idea. I’ve never had anything quite like this before. Thanks for expanding my horizons!

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  12. Junia
    January 10, 2012 @ 7:20 pm

    i had some vegan pulav the other day from whole foods and it was delicious! i am sure the yogurt added to it, is just delightful!!

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  13. Tessa
    January 10, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    Beautiful dish! Are there any substitutes for mace flowers? Can I use ground mace instead? Thanks!

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  14. Katherine Martinelli
    January 10, 2012 @ 9:22 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious! I love all the dried fruits and nuts in here. I will have to try this!

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  15. Kimby
    January 10, 2012 @ 10:25 pm

    Purabi, this is an amazing blend — the ultimate pilaf!! I recently tried your method of sauteeing raisins in ghee and loved the way it caramelized the sugar in them. Can only imagine how delicious that effect is on the apricots & dried cranberries (figs, too.) Congratulations on your latest award!

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  16. Veronica's Kitchen
    January 10, 2012 @ 10:53 pm

    It doesn’t only look beautiful, it also sound beautiful. A recipe given by an old lady is a treasure!

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  17. Vicki Bensinger
    January 11, 2012 @ 3:26 am

    This sounds absolutely delicious and so beautiful with incredible flavors. I hope to try this in the near future. I’m printing this off and saving. Thank you for sharing.

    Happy New Year!

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  18. Blackswan
    January 11, 2012 @ 6:06 am

    Honestly, I’ve not tried any veg pilaf. But your spread is fascinating & makes me drool. Nice work, Purabi!

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  19. Charles
    January 11, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    Hi Purabi – I don’t eat that much pilaf… I guess I was never truly sure what is required to make it and so I just never gave it a try. It looks amazing though – so colourful and fragrant. I think I’ll be giving it a go soon! Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

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  20. Purabi Naha
    January 11, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    Tessa, what you are referring to is probably nutmeg, whose flavour is quite different. Mace flowers have an unique flavour. Try finding an Indian/Pakistani store at your place or order it online. This is sold by the name of “javitri” in India. I don’t recommend substituting anything in place of dried mace flowers.

    Charles, Indian cuisine is a rich treasure! So many pulavs to explore!! Try this one if you trust my recipes. I bet you’ll not be dissapointed! Thanks for the nice words!!

    Vicki, really?! Oh, that really means a lot to me!! Thanks for your kind words!

    Kimby, yes, frying raisins makes them puffed up and gives the dish a great look as well!! Thanks for your motivation, dear.

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  21. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
    January 11, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

    This looks so full of flavor and delicious! Love the whole spread you set up!

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  22. Swathi
    January 11, 2012 @ 8:29 pm

    Delicious Pilaf, yes your are correct dry fruits adds more flavors.

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  23. Elsa
    January 11, 2012 @ 11:55 pm

    Wow… just wow! this looks incredible!

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  24. anthony stemke
    January 12, 2012 @ 1:06 am

    I have always loved pilafs since way back and I love the idea of using fruits, so this recipe really appeals to me. I have mace in my spice rack but no no mace flowers.
    Going to try this soon, I know it will be fabulous.
    Oh yeah, congrats on your award as well.

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  25. Wok with Ray
    January 12, 2012 @ 1:35 am

    Who needs meat if you have all these goodies mixed in the rice. Looks delicious, Purabi! Have a wonderful rest of the week!

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  26. mjskit
    January 12, 2012 @ 3:41 am

    WOW! This does look and sound like an absolutely delicious pilaf! It’s got it all – nuts, fruit, vegetables, spice – can’t get much healthier and tastier than this! Fabulous recipe!

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  27. Taryn (Have Kitchen, Will Feed)
    January 12, 2012 @ 3:48 am

    This is beyond gorgeous. I’m a little intimidated by all the steps and ingredients, but I’m adding this to my “Make and Learn” list.

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  28. Ann
    January 12, 2012 @ 4:35 am

    Purabi – this sounds delicious! I love the fruits in this one. You answered my question regarding Mace – I would have just substituted nutmeg, so I’m glad you already answered! YUM!

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  29. yummychunklet
    January 12, 2012 @ 4:59 am

    This looks like the most delicious vegetarian pilaf ever! Great post!

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  30. Sudha
    January 12, 2012 @ 5:37 am

    Wow Purabi, this is simply awesome!The Pulav looks lip-smacking, authentic and absolutely gorgeous.I can almost smell the myriad flavors but I just wish I could have a spoonful of that delicacy:)Congrats on making it to the Top 9 – lovely recipe!

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  31. melissa
    January 12, 2012 @ 7:27 am

    A recipe given by an old lady is a treasure

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  32. Urmi
    January 12, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    Thanks a lot for your lovely comment.
    Pulav looks delicious, flavourful, yummy and tempting. Wonderful presentation. Feel like having it now.

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  33. Jill Colonna
    January 12, 2012 @ 10:03 am

    What an amazing dish and fascinating reading about parsi. I adore dried fruits and used to putting them in Moroccan tagines in France but this looks incredible. Would love to try it, especially as it’s not too spicy and we’ve plenty of dried cranberries left over after the festive season. Congratulations on Top9 – this is stunning!

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  34. Kiri W.
    January 12, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    This looks absolutely amazing – I am very intrigued by the use of dried fruit in this, and I always love purple onions. Definitely goes on my to do list~ Congratulations on a well deserved Top 9!

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  35. CNA Training Online
    January 12, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    This food looks so delicious.. i wanna taste them. I will also try to do the recipe that is if they are available.. 🙂

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  36. Tina
    January 12, 2012 @ 12:41 pm

    This truly does show that rice dishes do not have to be plain, in fact they can become the centerpiece as well as the showstopper of the meal. There are some real treasures in vintage recipes and I am glad you were given this one to share with us. Delicious post!

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  37. Purabi Naha
    January 12, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    Thank you, everyone! Without you all, I would have never made it upto Top 9 rank on Foodbuzz! Thanks for all your well wishes and BUZZ!

    This is my first ever recipe on Foodbuzz Top 9 and yes, I am so excited today!

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  38. Treat and Trick
    January 12, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    Congrats on Foodbuzz Top 9 today! Thanks for sharing your heirloom recipe with us. Fantastic pilaf with nuts, veggies and special spices….

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  39. Juliana
    January 12, 2012 @ 10:26 pm

    Wow, this rice dish really sounds and looks delicious…I love all the dry fruits in it…almost like a dessert.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks for this delicious recipe Purabi 🙂

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  40. Supriya.P
    January 12, 2012 @ 11:12 pm

    parsi recipes are always a hidden Gem would like explore more on it Thanks for Blogging on same

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  41. Torviewtoronto
    January 13, 2012 @ 1:13 am

    flavourful looking rice looks wonderful

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  42. Sandhya Hariharan
    January 13, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

    Tats a rich rich pulav….

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  43. kankana
    January 14, 2012 @ 12:12 am

    The pulav looks so flavorful filled with so many things. I have no idea if i ate parsi food or not but the way you explain tells me I definitely should try this cuisine.

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  44. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    January 15, 2012 @ 6:22 am

    I always envy your international background in cooking. You cook Indian, Parsi, Asian cooking…. It’s wonderful that you had a chance to eat authentic food and you have skills to recreate what you ate. I wish I had that kind of special experiences in the past. It must be cool! Congrats on Top9 and no wonder – this looks so delicious!

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  45. Magic of Spice
    January 15, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

    What a fantastic recipe…this is amazingly delicious Purabi! Congratulations on Top 9 🙂

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  46. Grubarazzi
    January 16, 2012 @ 5:50 pm

    This is amazing!

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  47. true indigo
    January 17, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

    What a bounty of beautiful vegetarian ingredients!

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  48. Sandra
    January 20, 2012 @ 3:34 am

    You are incredibly talented..your pilaf look fantastic and very delicious! Thank you for sharing and have a fabulous day dear!

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  49. CulinaryCache
    January 24, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    This looks delicious, I love how you have incorporated dried fruit into the recipe, the perfect balance of sweet and savory!

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  50. Peggy
    January 24, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

    It’s amazing the people we meet that teach us so much! This pulav looks amazing =)

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  51. anthony stemke
    January 31, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

    This pilaf is absolutely wonderful.

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  52. Cucina49
    February 2, 2012 @ 9:18 pm

    Oh my gosh, this looks amazing and flavorful. COngrats on the top 9!

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