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.

  • 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 ΒΌ cup hot milk
  • 21/2 tb ghee.
How to make Zafrani Pulao :
  1. Start by washing and soaking rice for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat ghee in a deep heavy dish and into it add cardomoms, cloves and cinnamon and let it splutter.
  3. Now you should put in the soaked and drained rice and mix well.
  4. Add water and cook covered till rice is half done.
  5. Add in the milk now and cook some more.
  6. To this add the soaked saffron and mix nicely.
  7. Now you can mix in sugar and dry fruits.
  8. Cover the pan now and cook till rice is done nicely but remember that each grain of rice should be separate and not mashed.
  9. Garnish with freshly cut dry fruits and serve hot.