Recipe finder

Recipe Finder
Follow us : Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google Plus
You are here: Home» Recipes» Zaffrani Pulao Recipe

Zaffrani Pulao

Rice cooked with saffron infused milk, jaggery, nuts and ghee. The sweetness and nuttiness of the rice is absolutely divine.

Zaffrani Pulao Zaffrani Pulao


: Aditya Bal

Recipe Servings

: 5

Recipe Cook Time

: 40 Minutes

Recipe Rating

Add to CookBook


  • 1/2 cup basmati rice cooked

    1/4 cup ghee

    3 Tbsp butter

    1/4 cup raisins

    1/4 cup almonds

    1/4 cup cashew nuts

    1/4 cup chironji seeds

    A few saffron strands

    1/2 cup milk

    1/4 cup jaggery


Heat a deep, heavy cooking vessel and add the ghee. Once the ghee is hot add the dry fruits and fry them until they are a lovely, rich golden in color.

Now add the cooked rice in the ghee until all of the rice is richly coated with the ghee and dry fruit.

Heat the milk until tepid, add the saffron and leave to infuse in the milk until it is rich saffron yellow in color.

Add the jaggery to the rice, turn down the heat and cook gently until the jaggery has metled and has sweetened the rice with its rich, deep sweetness.

Finally add the saffron infused milk, turn up the heat and cook, stirring gently until the rice is a lovely light yellow in color and the whole dish is delicately infused with the flavor and aroma of the saffron.

Add the butter, stir once or twice more and serve hot.




Related Recipes

  • Zafrani Pulao

    Zafrani Pulao

    Rice cooked in saffron, milk, nuts and cardamom.
  • Dried Fruit Pulao

    Dried Fruit Pulao

    With apricots, prunes, almonds and oranges this rice dish is different and fruit ...
  • Prawn Pulao

    Prawn Pulao

    Aditya Bal cooks up his version of a traditional prawn pulao.
  • Kabuli Pulao

    Kabuli Pulao

    A beautifully spiced serving of rice with the goodness of chickpeas. Makes for a ...
  • Gajar Matar Pulao

    Gajar Matar Pulao

    Carrots, urad dal badis and peas to rice to make your meal special. This one pot ...
  • Rangoli Chaawal

    Rangoli Chaawal

    Rice cooked with homemade paneer and saffron or food colouring. A treat for the ...
  • Khilli hui Khichdi

    Khilli hui Khichdi

    Three kinds of dals, a cup of rice and a host of masalas come together to create ...
  • Pudina Rice

    Pudina Rice

    Peppery flavored mint rice, an easy yet impressive accompaniment.