Basanti Pulao | Durga Puja Special Recipe | Sweet Yellow Rice

Basanti Pulao | Durga Puja Special Recipe | Sweet Yellow Rice

Basanti Pulao or Sweet Yellow Rice is a traditional bengali dish. It is often associated with the biggest festival of Bengal i.e. Durga Puja. Durga Puja is almost incomplete without this special sweet rice in its Bhog. It is also called Kesar Pulao or Shahi Pulao. It tastes simply amazing. So, do try it this festive season and give me feedback. ALSO SHARE THIS RECIPE WITH YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY. KEEP SHARING…KEEP SUPPORTING…

                  Cooking Time : 15 minutes

                   Serving  : 3-4 people.

                   Recipe Type : One Bowl Meal.

                   Recipe Category : Indian,Bengal.


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 Ingredients :      
                      1. 300 gm. Gobindo Bhog or aromatic rice.
                      2. Cashew nuts 25 gms.
                      3. Raisin 25 gms.
                      4. Bay leaf 2
                      5. Ghee 3 tablespoon
                      6. 1 tbsp Oil
                      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. 2 tablespoon khoya or mawa (optional ) 
                      13.1/2 tsp chopped ginger
                      14. 125 gm. sugar
                         15. Water as Required
Method :-
                              Step 1– At first take a little lukewarm milk and soak a few saffron strands to make Saffron(Kesar) Milk. Now wash the rice properly and soak it for 10 minutes.If you don’t want to soak it then please wash it properly. After that mix it with little amount of ghee,the dry roasted dust spices,kesar milk and cover it for 30 minutes.
                   Step 2– Take a Pan and heat it. After heating it add oil and ghee.Add bay leaves, all whole spices, 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 flame. After frying it add khoya or mawa and mix it properly with the rice. Now add 1.5 time hot water of the quantity of the rice. 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  sugar and Mix it,turn off the flame with adding some ghee. Cover with a lid for another 5-6 minutes. And it is ready to be served hot. Garnish it with any veg curry or fried items…
Happy Cooking…..🌝

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