Thursday 22 January 2015


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Serves: 4-6

1 1/2 cups basmati rice
2 tbsp ghee
2 cloves (laung)
4 cardamoms
a few saffron strands (kesar)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp milk
1 cup sugar
a hand full of blanched and sliced almonds or pistachios or cashew nuts

  1. Add saffron to warm milk and keep aside.
  2. Clean, wash and soak the rice for 10 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  3. Heat the ghee in a pan and add the cloves, cardamoms,turmeric powder and rice and sauté for 5 minutes.
  4. Add  3 cups of water and saffron mixture, let it boil under lid on low flame till all the water is absorbed by the rice.
  5. Now add sugar and cook till the water released by sugar is absorbed by rice.
  6. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  7. Garnish with the mixed nuts and serve hot.

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