Saffron Rice, Kesar Chawal

Saffron Rice, Kesar Chawal

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The very mention of saffron brings to mind a royal experience, and indeed, this recipe maintains that reputation! Rice is flavoured aesthetically with saffron and rose water, and perked up with an assortment of dried fruits and nuts.

Served with Mixed Vegetable Curry, the Saffron Rice offers an exquisite experience, which you will relish and remember forever. To create a meal combo also serve along Paneer and Broken Wheat Patties in Whole Wheat Pita Pocket .

Saffron Rice, Kesar Chawal recipe - How to make Saffron Rice, Kesar Chawal

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1/2 tsp saffron (kesar) strands
2 1/2 cups cooked long grained rice (basmati)
1 tbsp of rose water
1/4 cup sliced onions
oil for deep-frying
2 tbsp ghee
1/4 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup almond (badam) slivers
1/4 cup raisins (kismis)
1/4 cup milk
salt to taste

For Serving
mixed vegetable curry

  1. Combine the saffron and rose water in a small bowl mix well and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry the sliced onions on a medium flame till they are golden brown. Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside.
  3. Heat the ghee in a broad non-stick pan, add the chopped onions, almonds and raisins and sauté on a medium flame for 3 minutes or till the onions turn golden brown in colour.
  4. Add the rice, saffron-rose water mixture, milk, fried onions and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve hot with mixed vegetable curry.


Saffron Rice, Kesar Chawal
 on 21 Jul 16 09:19 AM

Saffron rice.. wow.. this rice is so aromatic and flavourful.. the almond and raisins are just enhancing the taste of the rice.. with a mild flavour of saffron. Just loved this recipe..