Thursday, August 8, 2013


Zafrani Pulao is a mix of rich ingredients like dry fruits, whole spices, sugar and milk are used to make this dish of sweet, saffron rice.


Basmati rice-2cups
Ghee-4 tbsp
Cashew nuts-12
Nutmeg powder-1/4 tsp
Cinnamon Stick-One 2 inch piece
Green cardamom-2
Bay leaf-1
Milk-1/4 cup
Sugar-1/4 cup
Zafran Strands(Saffron)-A big pinch
Kewra Water-1 drop
Rose  Water-1 drop


1-Wash and soak basmati rice for about 15-20 minutes.

 2-Boil milk and sugar adding zafran(saffron).Keep aside.

3-Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a deep pan and gently fry almonds,cashew nuts and raisins.
4-Drain and keep aside.When cool,slice almonds thinly and halve cashew nuts.

5-In the same pan heat remaining ghee,add green cardamom,cinnamon stick,cloves and bay leaf.

6-Then add rice and saute gently for 2-3 minutes.Add the Zafran soaked hot milk to the rice and continue stirring for a further 1-2 mins.

7-Add to rice with 3 and 1/2 cups of water,a drop each of rose water and kewra water,nutmeg powder and fried dry fruits.Stir once.

8-Cover and cook on low heat till done.Allow standing time of five minutes.Serve hot with chicken/mutton curry.

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