Apr 2, 2009

KESARI PULAO (SAFFRON RICE)

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


I used 1 &1/2 cup water and 1 cup milk for cooking this pulao( I just soaked saffron in this one cup milk only).

METHOD:--
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)

30 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow..delicious rice

LG said...

Pulao Looks Yummy

Priya said...

Delicious, awesome pualo Rekha...They turned really very prefect for u..

Pooja said...

Nice color..Looking yummy rekha..screen nunchi grab chesukune chance vunte mee plate teesukunedanni....

Food Fanatic said...

wow such nicely seperated grains of rice. u r really good

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow droolworthy.......Makes me hungry....

EC said...

Colour is awesome..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Mouthwatering ! Killing me with raitha and those accompaniments!

Madhumathi said...

Wow..Saffron pulao looks so delicious..Love the color of it :)

Ann said...

can guess the Flavour...Lovely Rice.

sowjanya said...

yummy zafrani pulao rekha.

DEESHA said...

good one rekha .. its got such a beautiful color to it

Priti said...

Yummy...love that platter...

Varunavi said...

Lovely colour rekha,looks delicious.

Deepa Hari said...

The platter looks lovely and inviting Rekha.

Valarmathi said...

Looks fantastic. Nice color.

Pavithra Kodical said...

Delicious and yummmy pulao.

Lavanya said...

looking too good...pulao looks super yumm n prefect!!

Cham said...

Very pretty and flavorful rice

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

lovely pulao... love the light orangish color.

Superchef said...

mm..yummy...i find saffron rice to be a very good change to your regular jeera rice or peas puloa, to take to potlucks :)

Varsha Vipins said...

Great looking dish..Which rice brand is that Rekha.Pls lemme knw..looks cool..:)

Poornima Nair said...

Just pass that plate to me...looks very tempting.

Vibaas said...

love the colour of this rice, rekha. yum! :D

Sujatha said...

yummy looking rice.. I can imagine the taste with those nuts and dry coconut! I've never used dry coconut in rice.. nice twist!

Jayashree said...

I've never used saffron in cooking before. Love the colour of the rice.

Rajee said...

Looks yummy with good picture.

Vanamala said...

new to me...looks yummy

Curry Leaf said...

Love the rice.Looks yummy and kesar is good

Divya Vikram said...

Pulao looks yummy! Perfect for parties.