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Zafrani Pulao

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves:4
Rated 5 based on 100 votes
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Category: Festive Recipe
Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups - basmati Rice
  • 2 cups - Sugar
  • 1.5 cup - Milk
  • 2.5 cups - hot water
  • 3 tbsp - cashews, halved and fried
  • 4 - cardamoms, whole
  • 4 - cloves, whole
  • 1 inch piece - cinnamon, halved
  • 1/4 cup - Raisins
  • 2 tbsp - blanched almonds, slivered
  • 1/2 tsp - Saffron strands
  • 1 tbsp - hot Milk
  • 2 tbsp - Ghee

How to Make

  • Wash and soak basmati rice for 15 minutes.
  • Drain rice in a colander, keep aside.
  • Heat ghee in a large heavy or non-stick pan.
  • Add whole spices, allow it to splutter.
  • Add rice, stir very gently for half a minute.
  • Add hot water.
  • Cover, and cook till the rice is half done.
  • Add milk to it.
  • Each grain should be separate, but not mushy.
  • Dissolve saffron in hot milk, rubbing into it.
  • Add sugar, raisins, 3/4 almonds, cashews and saffron to rice.
  • Cover securely and cook till the rice is properly cooked.
  • Stir gently, and allow the extra moisture to evaporate.
  • Garnish with remaining almonds and cashews, and serve warm.