Zaffrani Pulao

Zaffrani Pulao

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After having seen Mughlai food it is evident that saffron or kesar is a much-loved ingredient that can be used in a number of dishes.

Zaffrani Pulao or saffron rice is simply rice prepared with saffron flavouring. Paneer, cashewnuts and raisins make this preparation a rich delicacy that is easy to prepare and that can be cooked up in a jiffy.

Zaffrani Pulao recipe - How to make Zaffrani Pulao

Soaking time:  15 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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  1. Clean, wash and soak the rice for about 15 minutes. . Drain and keep aside.
  2. Combine the saffron and warm milk in a small bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the paneer cubes and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally or till they turn light brown in colour. Keep aside to cool.
  4. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add the bayleaf, cardamom and cinnamon and sauté on a medium flame for few seconds.
  5. Add the rice and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Add 2½ cups of hot water and salt, mix well and cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the raisins, paneer and saffron-milk mixture, mix well and cover and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Serve hot garnished with cashewnuts.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy401 cal
Protein8.8 g
Carbohydrates51.9 g
Fiber2.3 g
Fat17.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A214.7 mcg
Vitamin B1-0.3 mg
Vitamin B2-0.3 mg
Vitamin B30.7 mg
Vitamin C1.2 mg
Folic Acid4.4 mcg
Calcium191.5 mg
Iron1.1 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium0.5 mg
Potassium2.2 mg
Zinc0.7 mg
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Zaffrani Pulao
 on 26 Jan 20 01:37 PM

Edited after original posting.
Zaffrani Pulao
 on 12 Mar 13 05:06 PM

Saffron rice cooked to perfection with paneer, cashew-nuts and raisins.