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Basanti Pulao

Basanti Pulao

Dinner, Indian, Basanti pulao, Spring recipes, Rice pilaf, Yellow pilaf, Sweet pilaf, Bengali pulao recipe
Cooks in    Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups long grain basmati rice
  • 1 tablespoon saffron strands
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 2 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon ginger paste
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6-7 small cardamom
  • 6-7 cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped cashews and raisins
  • 4-5 cups warm water
Directions
  • Wash the rice, and drain out excess water. Mix ginger paste, cumin powder, salt to the rice and coat it evenly. Leave out on kitchen towel for 30 minutes to soak out the excess water.
  • In the meantime soak the saffron strands in the warm milk
  • Bring 4 cups of water to boil, add the spice coated rice and saffron milk. Cook till the rice is done
  • Add little water at a time to the rice, if it dries out before getting fully cooked, don\'t put too much water, the rice will turn soggy then.

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