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Basanti Pulao

Basanti Pulao is a popular Indian Main
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Serves 2


1 cup - basmati Rice

1/2 cup - Sugar (or according to taste)

1/2 cup - water

pinch of Saffron

3-4 - small Cardamoms

1/2 cup - pure Ghee

1/2 cup - mixed nuts (raisins sliced)

Almonds, blanched and sliced

Silver foil (optional)


  1. Preboil the rice till a little underdone and drain the water.
  2. Mix the sugar with the water, saffron and cardamoms, to make the sugar syrup.
  3. Heat the ghee and lightly fry the rice. Add the sugar syrup and nuts to the rice.
  4. Cover and simmer on very low flame till done.
  5. Serve hot garnished with silver foil (if using) and a few almonds.
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