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Zafrani Pulao  Recipe

Fragrant basmati rice made exotic with the addition of saffron and nuts.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Preparation Time : 21-25 minutes

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings : 4

Zafrani Pulao

Main Ingredients

Basmati rice, Almonds





Level Of Cooking



  • Basmati rice
    2 cups
  • Almonds
  • Cashewnuts
  • Ghee
    4 tablespoons
  • Saffron (kesar)
    a pinch
  • Nutmeg powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Green cardamom powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Sugar
    1/2 cup
  • Milk
    1/4 cup
  • Raisins


Step 1

Wash rice twice and soak in just enough water to cover it for half an hour. Drain. Heat ghee in a deep pan and gently fry almonds, cashewnuts and raisins.

Step 2

Drain and keep aside. When cool, slice almonds thinly and halve cashewnuts.

Step 3

In the same pan add rice and sauté gently for two to three minutes. Add nutmeg powder and green cardamom powder. Boil milk and sugar adding saffron.

Step 4

Add to rice with three and a half cups of hot water. Add raisins. Stir once. Cover and cook on low heat till done. Allow standing time of five minutes.

Step 5

Garnish with almonds and cashewnuts. Serve hot.

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