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Misti Basanti pulao/Sweet yellow pulao

Nilanjana Bhattacharjee Mitra
0 minutes
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Misti Basanti pulao/Sweet yellow pulao RECIPE

A traditional and celebratory pulao recipe from West Bengal.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Festive
  • West Bengal
  • Stir fry
  • Simmering
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Basmati rice 2 cups
  2. cashew nut 2-3 tbsp
  3. Raisin 2-3 tbsp
  4. ghee 3-4 tbsp
  5. sugar 6-7 tbsp
  6. turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  7. Green cardamom 3-4
  8. cinnamon 1/2 inch stick
  9. cloves 3-4
  10. bay leaf 2


  1. Soak rice for 1 hour.
  2. Heat a pan with ghee, add cashews and raisin and fry it a little. Now add bay leaf, green cardamom, cinnamon and cloves.
  3. Once it develops a nice aroma, add rice, sugar, turmeric powder, salt to taste and give it a good stir.
  4. Add 3 and 1/2 cup of water and cover the pan. Keep it on a high flame for 5 mins, then reduce the flame to low and cook for 20-25 mins or until the rice (pulao) is cooked properly.
  5. Do not stir the pulao until it is cooled down to 30 -40%.
  6. Serve this Misti Basanti Pulao with Bengali Kosa Mangsho or Alur Dom.

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Renu Pandey
Renu Pandey   Feb-10-2019

Divine taste , thanks a lot! I substituted sugar with jaggery :relaxed::relaxed:

Sudha Anoop
Sudha Anoop   Dec-29-2017

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