Zafrani Pulao / Saffron Rice | How to make Zafrani Pulao / Saffron Rice

By Aparna Bhat  |  16th Jul 2017  |  
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About Zafrani Pulao / Saffron Rice Recipe

A flavorsome recipe made exotic with saffron, spices and dry fruits.

Zafrani Pulao / Saffron Rice is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Zafrani Pulao / Saffron Rice in your kitchen. This recipe requires 30 minutes for preparation and 30 minutes to cook. The Zafrani Pulao / Saffron Rice by Aparna Bhat has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Zafrani Pulao / Saffron Rice at home without any difficulty. Zafrani Pulao / Saffron Rice is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Zafrani Pulao / Saffron Rice would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Zafrani Pulao / Saffron Rice this weekend. Share your Zafrani Pulao / Saffron Rice cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Aparna Bhat for inputs. In case you have any queries for Zafrani Pulao / Saffron Rice you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Aparna Bhat. You can also rate the Zafrani Pulao / Saffron Rice and give feedback.

Zafrani Pulao / Saffron Rice

Ingredients to make Zafrani Pulao / Saffron Rice

  • Basmati rice 1 cup
  • water 1 and 1/4 cup
  • Milk 3/4 cup, divded
  • ghee 2 tablespoon
  • Shahijeera 1/2 teaspoon
  • dalchini piece 1/2 inch
  • cloves 3-4
  • bay leaf 1
  • Green cardamom 2
  • star anise 1
  • Broken cashews 10-12
  • raisins 15-20
  • Silvered almonds fistful
  • nutmeg powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • Medium sized onions 2 , finely sliced
  • saffron threads 1/4 teaspoon
  • salt to taste
  • sugar to taste [I used 2 teaspoon], optional
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves for garnish, optional

How to make Zafrani Pulao / Saffron Rice

  1. Wash rice clean and soak in just enough water for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain the water after 30 minutes.
  3. Soak saffron threads in 4 tablespoons hot milk.
  4. Heat ghee in a deep pan.
  5. Add raisins, broken cashews and fry it gently. Keep it aside
  6. Add half quantity of finely sliced onion and saute it until golden brown. Keep it aside. (We will use it for garnishing)
  7. Add shahi jeera and let it splutter. Add cinnamon stick, cloves, green cardamom, bay leaf, star anise and saute gently.
  8. Add remaining finely sliced onions and saute it until it turns translucent.
  9. Now add soaked and drained rice and saute it for a minute. Add nutmeg powder, salt to taste and sugar. Mix it well
  10. Add 1 and 1/4 cup of lukewarm water and cook it covered until rice is half done
  11. Once half done, add in milk, cover the pan and cook on low heat for 5 minutes.
  12. Now add the soaked saffron, some roasted dry fruits and silvered almonds.
  13. Mix it well. Cover and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes more.
  14. Switch off the flame and allow the rice to cook in its own steam for 10 minutes.
  15. After 10 minutes, fluff up the rice gently with a fork.
  16. Garnish it with roasted dry fruits, fried onions, and chopped coriander leaves.
  17. Serve it along with an accompaniment of your choice

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