Basmati rice --- 1&1/2 cup
Ghee --- 3 tab sp
Sugar --- 3 tab sp
Almonds --- 10 blanched and sliced
Raisins --- 30 lightly fried
Dry coconut --- 1 tab sp cut in to 1/2 inch pieces(optional)
Cinnamon – 1 inch pieces 3 no.
Cardamom – 3
Cloves --- 4
Saffron (kesar, kumkuma puvu) --- 4 tab sp soaked in hot milk
Soak rice in 1& 1/2 cup water for 10- 15 min
Heat ghee in a pan add cinnamon, clove cardamom let them popup and then add soaked rice and sugar, 3/4 th raisins and almond slices and then add saffron soaked in 1 cup milk mix well and let it cook in a very low flame till done this will take only 8-10 min .then remove from heat and leave a side for 5 min. and serve.
Serve with dum aloo or shahi paneer or even it goes very well with dal fry
We enjoyed this saffron pulao with dale fry and cucumber raita with aloo bajji(potato fitters)