Kesar Pulav is a delightful rice recipe which has a lovely colour and aroma due saffron which is added in the dish. The aromatic Indian spice gives it a regal touch and taste. The pulav is made with basmati rice to which very few spices like cumin and clove are added. Cardamom which is a part of most rice preparations has not been used here. This super easy rice recipe can be made with very few ingredients that are readily available in your kitchen.
1 cup basmati rice
2 tablespoon saffron
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 tablespoon ghee
1 3/4 cup water
salt as required
2 tablespoon raisins
To make Kesar and Milk mixture, take a bowl and add warm milk and a pinch of saffron in it. Set it aside. Wash and soak the basmati rice in water at least for 15 minutes.
In a pressure cooker, heat ghee, jeera and cloves and allow them to splutter. Add raisins to the mixture and mix it well.
Drain the rice and add it to the pressure cooker. Next, pour a cup of water and add turmeric powder and mix it well.
Add salt as per your taste. Now cover the pressure cooker and cook until 2 whistles blow on medium flame.Turn off the flame and release the pressure.
Once the pressure gets released, open the cooker and add the milk and saffron. Stir the rice and mix it well. Cover and let it rest for 5 mins. Serve hot with love.