Basanti Pulao Recipe

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Basanti Pulao
How to make Basanti Pulao
  • Chef: Sayari Das - Expert at Momspresso
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

About Basanti Pulao Recipe: Also known as Mishti Pulao, this dish of Basanti Pulao is a Bengai festive delight that is made during auspicious occasion of Durga Puja or Bengali new year. A fragrant rice dish along with the goodness of raisins and cashew nuts give a royal touch to this Pulao recipe. Unique flavours with a sugary touch makes this dish a must try at home.

Ingredients of Basanti Pulao

  • 3 Cups Rice (cleaned, washed)
  • 30 Cashew nuts
  • 30 Raisins
  • 4 inch Cinnamon stick (Dalchini
  • 2 Cardamom seeds
  • 3 Cloves
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • 2 1/2 TSP Turmeric powder
  • 2 TSP Ginger, grated
  • 1 TBSP Sugar
  • 2 TBSP Ghee
  • Vegetable oil

How to Make Basanti Pulao

  • 1.Wash and clean the rice and drain the water.
  • 2.Smear the rice well with ghee and turmeric powder. Keep it covered for half an hour.
  • 3.Fry the raisins and the cashews in heated ghee mixed with vegetable oil.
  • 4.Keep the fried raisin and cashew aside. Add more ghee into the pan and when heated add bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves.
  • 5.Add the grated ginger or ginger paste and fry a little.
  • 6.Add the rice, stir gently to mix with the flavours. Pour 6 cups of warm water along with salt and sugar.
  • 7.When the water dries up and the rice is well-cooked add the cashews and raisins.
  • 8.Pour rest of the ghee, mix gently and cover the pot. Turn of the flame.
  • 9.Serve Basanti Pulao hot.

Recipe Notes

You may serve the pulao with a salan or curd as an accompaniment.
Also read about more rice recipes that you can try at home.

Key Ingredients: Rice (cleaned, washed), Cashew nuts, Raisins, Cinnamon stick (Dalchini, Cardamom seeds, Cloves, Bay leaves, Turmeric powder, Ginger, Sugar, Ghee, Vegetable oil