DURGA PUJA / NAVRATRI SPECIAL KESAR PULAO / SWEET YELLOW RICE PULAO / BHOG KA PULAO / BASANTI PULAO WITH VIDEO

It is a traditional Bengali dish. It is also called kesar pulao, Bhog ka pulao  or Shahi Pulao. In Durga puja,Navratri and other festivals this pulao recipe is used to prepare.It is very auspicious, tastes heavenly.I made it in authentic Bangali style.It is also very easy to cook.My family love it too much.Let’s start how to make this recipe….
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                   Cooking Time :- 25 minutes.
                   Serving  : 3-4 people.
                   Recipe Type : One Bowl Meal.
                   Recipe Category : Indian,Bengal.
                   Author : Sritama

 Ingredients :      
                      1. 250 gms Gobindo Bhog or baby aromatic rice
                      2. Cashew nuts 25 gms.
                      3. Raisin 25 gms.
                      4. Bay leaf 2
                      5. Ghee 2 tablespoon
                      6. Vegetable oil 2 tablespoon
                      7. little Soaked Saffron milk 
                      8. Cardamon 4-5
                      9. Cinnamon 2-3
                      10. Cloves 4-5
                     11.Dry roasted dust spices (3 cardamom,1 cinnamon,2 cloves,little mace)
                      12. 1 teaspoon grinded mace(optional) 
                      13.2 tablespoon khoya or mawa (optional )
                      14. 2 tablespoon sugar
                      15. 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
                      16. 1 teaspoon salt

Method :-
                              Step 1– At first wash the rice properly and soak it for 15 minutes.If you don’t want to soak it then please wash it properly.After that mix it with little amount of ghee,some garam masala dust,turmeric powder and cover it for 15 minutes.
                   Step 2– Take a Pan and heat it.After heating it add oil and ghee.Add bay leaves,all whole spices,a pinch of mace,nutmeg ,cashew nuts and raisin on hot oil and fry it for 2 minutes on medium flame.
                 Step 3–  Add rice and stir it continuously for 2 to 3 minutes on low medium. After frying it add lukewarm water 1 and 1/2 cups (less than two times the quantity of rice, Please watch my video below where you will get the exact information of the water).Cover it with a lid and cook it for 10 minutes on medium flame.
                 Step 4- Then you will get nice fluffy rice.Now add the special spice for the recipe, also add sugar, khoya and little amount of saffron milk for color.Mix it,turn off the flame with adding some ghee. Cover with a lid for another 3-4 minutes. And it is ready to be served hot. Garnish it with any veg curry or fried items…

Happy Cooking…..🌝


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