Apr 24, 2015

Easy Saffron Rice Recipe / Saffron Pulao Recipe / Kesar Rice Recipe

When you go no time on hand and you want to whip up some easy rice dishes for your spicy and rich sidedishes, this is the answer. It is so easy to make but very very exotic. Perfect for parties as well. People wont find how easy it is to make when you say the name. Because this rice is made with the exotic spice saffron..

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Jeera Pulao
Soya Pulao
Shahi Pulao
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I made this for lunch today and served it with peri peri chicken which will be my next post..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turned out..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Soaking Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 4


Rice - 2 cup ( I used seeraga sambar rice)
Ghee - 3 tblspn
Black Cardamom - 1
Green Cardamom / Yelakai - 6 crushed
Cloves / Krambu - 6
Bay Leaf - 2
Cinnamon / Pattai a big stick
Onions - 2 medium size sliced thinly
Saffron a generous pinch
Warm Milk - 1/2 cup
Oil - 2 tblspn
Water - 4 cups


Wash and soak rice for 30 mins. Drain it and set aside.

Add milk to the saffron and set aside.

Heat ghee in a pressure cooker.Add in whole spices and saute them

Add in rice and toss well, for 5 mins or so.

Add in water and salt. Mix well. Bring this to a boil, cover and pressure cook for 1 whistle and simmer for 5 mins.

Turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself. Open the cooker and fluff the rice.

When the rice was cooking, heat some oil in a pan and saute the onions till golden brown/ Set aside.

Now add this fried onions in the rice along with the saffron milk. Toss gently.


Take all your ingredients

I used seeraga samba rice..basmati rice would be great..
I soaked it for 30 mins

Drain it

I took saffron in a bowl

added some milk to it

soaked it for a while so the colour just infuses
These are the whole spices which i am using

Start by heating some ghee in a pressure cooker

Add in the whole spices and let them sizzle

Add in rice

saute them for 5 mins or so

This toasting helps the rice gets little toasty and fragrant

Add in water

along with some salt

Mix well

Bring this to a boil

Cover and pressure cook till the rice is done
When the rice is cooking..heat little oil in a pan

add in onions

saute them

they will start to get little colour

now it has darkened

Look how golden it has got

this is the colour which i need

i transfered it to a plate

Now i added it to the cooked rice

poured in the saffron milk

mixed well


1 comment:

  1. I like the method of cooking.I can try it at home easily.


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