how to make  luscious basanti pulao

how to make  luscious basanti pulao how to make  luscious basanti pulao

The gobindo bhog rice (a special type aromatic rice available in West Bengal) is fried with gawa ghee(cow ghee) and whole garam masala and cooked with nuts and resin which makes a very aromatize flavored rice; and this is how to make  luscious basanti pulao/traditional Bengali sweet pulao.

Author: Abhijit Mukhopadhyay
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Bengali
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes
Servings: 3-4 Persons

Ingredients

2 cups Govind Bhog Rice

Pea nuts (1/2 cup, soaked in for 30 minutes and take out the skin)

Raisins (1/2 cup, soaked in for 30 minutes)

Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini) 2 inch

Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds -4

Cloves (Laung) -4

Bay leaves (tej patta) -4

Saffron-6-8 strands

Salt-3/4th tsp

1 teaspoons Turmeric powder (Haldi)

1 tablespoon Sugar

gawa ghee-4 tablespoons

how to make  luscious basanti pulao

Soak the rice in a pot full of water for about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat ghee in a hard bottomed pan, then add cardamom, cinnamon stick, bay leaf, and cloves to the pan and fry for a minute.

Now drain the rice and add it to the pan and mix it with ghee and spices for 2 minutes then add turmeric powder and mix it well again for 2 minutes.

how to make  luscious basanti pulao

 

Add nuts and resin.how to make  luscious basanti pulao

Pour 2 cups of  water, saffron, salt and sugar and cover the lid with low flame, In between uncover and keep stirring, otherwise the it may burn.

 

Remove from heat.

Garnish it and serve hot with kosha murgi or raita.how to make  luscious basanti pulao

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