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Basanti Pulao Recipe

Basanti Pulao
How To Make Basanti Pulao

About Basanti Pulao Recipe: Also known as Mishti or Mithe Pulao, this popular 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. If you are someone who prefer sweet recipes, this dish is a must try!

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 05 mins
  • Prep Time 20 mins
  • Cook Time 45 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Medium

Ingredients of Basanti Pulao

  • 3 Cups rice (cleaned, washed and smeared with ghee and turmeric)
  • 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

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Fry the raisins and the cashews in heated ghee mixed with vegetable oil.
Keep the fried raisin and cashew aside. Add more ghee into the pan and when heated add bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves.
Add the grated ginger or ginger paste and fry a little.
Add the rice (rested, smeared with turmeric and ghee), stir gently to mix with the flavours. Pour 6 cups of warm water along with salt and sugar.
When the water dries up and the rice is well-cooked add the cashews and raisins.
Pour rest of the ghee, mix gently and cover the pot. Turn of the flame.
Serve Basanti pulao hot.

Recipe Notes

Keep the rice ready half an hour before you start cooking.
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.

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