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Zafrani Pulao Recipe


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


Ingredients:


2 cup basmati rice
2 1/2 c water
2 c sugar
1 1/2 c milk
2-3 tb cashews, cut and roasted in ghee
4-5 whole cardomoms
3 cloves
1 pc cinnamon, broken
2 tb almonds, blanched and cut
1/2 ts saffron strands, soaked in ¼ cup hot milk
21/2 tb ghee.
How to make zafrani pulao:
  • Start by washing and soaking rice for 10 minutes.
  • Heat ghee in a deep heavy dish and into it add cardomoms, cloves and cinnamon and let it splutter.
  • Now you should put in the soaked and drained rice and mix well.
  • Add water and cook covered till rice is half done.
  • Add in the milk now and cook some more.
  • To this add the soaked saffron and mix nicely.
  • Now you can mix in sugar and dry fruits.
  • Cover the pan now and cook till rice is done nicely but remember that each grain of rice should be separate and not mashed.
  • Garnish with freshly cut dry fruits and serve hot.