Zafrani Pulao Recipe, how to make easy saffron rice|Pulav at home

Priya Joshi | Jun 25, 2016 | 5 Comments so far

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 Saffron Rice with Step by step photos
As i have told you in many of my previous posts, I am such a BIG fan of "Dal-chawal" combo and used to make in every weekend.
My today's Lunch treat was "Zaffrani Pulao" with home-style dal tadka. Zaffrani pulao is a A mix of rich ingredients like dry fruits, whole spices, sugar and milk are used to make this dish of sweet, saffron rice.

I guess this is kashmiri Recipe but i am not sure about this. Some of say This is Mughlai Recipe Or may be lucknowi recipe.
I tried to make it very simple but i didn't compromise with the flavors.
Since this is rich recipe, You can not avoid Saffron(Kesar) and dry-fruits. I have added Fresh Matar Because i LOVE green peas in my pulao recipes but you can avoid it. This pulao is bit sweet in taste but you don't need to add sugar. Saffron and milk will give mild sweetness to the saffron rice.
I am using Almonds, cashews,walnut and raisins as a dry-fruit mix. Green cardamom,Cinnamon is MUST while preparing tadka.

Ghee / Clarified butter adds extra flavor to the recipe,but if you don't like Ghee then you can use regular oil.

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Recipe Details for making Zafrani Pulao below:

  Recipe Saffron Rice-how to make Zaffrani pulao

Prep Time :15 min
Cook Time :15 min
Total Time :30 min
Serves :2
Cuisine : Kashmir

  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup Green peas
  • 4 Green cardamom pods
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 8-10 saffron threads
  • 2 tbsp Ghee/Clarified butter
  • 1/2 cup mix dry-fruits,chopped
  • 1 tbsp raisins,brown
  • 1/2 tsp Cumins
  • 5-6 curry leaves [optional]
  • 2 cups water to boil rice[approx]
    1. Soak Basmati rice for 10 mins at-least in water.Mean while Soak saffron threads in milk.
    2. Take a deep pan,And add 2 cups water.
    3. Add Salt,basmati rice ,matar , Green cardamom, cinnamon stick and mix well.
    4. Boil rice well until soften.
    5. Strain Rice and keep it aside.
    6. Heat pan and add Ghee.
    7. Add cumins and curry leaves.
    8. Add chopped dry-fruits and raisins.Saute them for a while.
    9. Add saffron milk and mix well.
    10. Add cooked rice.and cook rice for 3 mins.
    11. Serve hot.This pulao tastes great with Any Dal Recipes.
      • Use Basmati Rice ONLY for Best result.
      • If you are in hurry, Soak Basmati Rice for 5 min in warm water . This will help rice to cook faster.

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      1. Oh wow!! Saffron, elaichi, cinnamon and butter in one dish? I'm sure it tastes delicious and smells amazingly aromatic!

      2. It looks so flavorful and yumm...good one

      3. Thank you so much friends, i am glad to see that you like this recipe


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