Coming to this week's theme, I selected to do Cooking with Flower - Pick one and make many. I thought Saffron would be the aptest choice, given that I am hardly adventurous. Though we do use saffron in our cooking, it's mostly added very sparingly. When I decided on this theme, I thought I must use a little bit more and enjoy the taste.
I had already made Saffron Rice in Microwave for the Microwave Rice edition. However, today's recipe uses more spices and dum cooked for a different effect.
Saffron Rice | Saffron Pulao
Soaking Time for Rice : 15- 20 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Basmati Rice - 2 cup
Water - 2 & 1/2 cups
Warm Milk - 1/2 cup
Saffron threads - 10 strands (Big pinch)
Butter - 2 tsp
Bay leaf - 3 big pieces
Dagad Phool / Pathar Phool / Biryani Flower / Rathi puvvu /Black Stone Flower - 2
Nagkesar / Nagkeshar - 2
Clove - 4
Cinnamon - 2"
Cardamon - 3
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Method to prepare
Wash and soak the rice in water for 15 - 20 mins.
Soak the saffron strands in warm milk.
Heat a non stick pan with butter, add all the whole spices, saute for couple of mins.
Drain the rice from water, add the rice to the pan, saute well. Cook for couple of mins.
Add the water and bring to boil. Simmer and cover with lid.
Cook for 10 mins, then place a tawa, and on it place the pan, add the saffron mixed milk.
Cover tightly and cook for 5 more mins.
Fluff well and switch off
Serve with gravy.
I served this with Channa Masala, Methi Poori, and the rest!<
Definitely am loving this BM 3days concept Valli, saffron pulao are always my H favourite,super flavourful dish.
Nice and flavourful pulao..
Delicious Saffron rice.
Feels really good to take part in this blogging marathon.
3 day marathon is simple. Doesn't really make you explore much in the chosen theme. But the best part is keeps u in active blogging through out the month.
Valli, although I did not do the first week of the marathon with you all, I was thinking about the same. will we get the thrill of a marathon in three days? I start my marathon on Sunday and will let you know how I feel about it.
Saffron rice looks flavorful and delicious!
Nirmala Gurunathan says
I just love Saffron rice ....Looks very flavourful!!!!!
Chef Mireille says
funny I don't think of saffron as a flower but a spice, but you are right it is.
this way of BM is definitely more relaxed
deep krishna says
Love this flavorful rice..And accompaniments are simply awesome!
The Pumpkin Farm says
Lovely looking rice...has come out very well....3 days indeed fly off..but atleast we are connected throughout the month..will tell u more by the end of this month
Supriya's Rasoi says
Love the look!
Flavorful rice.Love the aroma of saffron when this rice is getting cooked. I make this in the MW will try the dum method...
Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi says
A flavorful rice indeed!
Methi Puri and Saffron Pulao, Must have been a Flavorful Lunch,!!!!
Oooh ...Valli ...wonderful pick for cooking with flowers theme. Love Saffron and the richness it gives to the food. Nice idea to make pulao, should try it. Good one!!!
Amruta Pore says
Super like.. authentic .. just loved it.. wll try soon
I agree with Divya! Love the new format, less tension, less strain n could easily come up with 3 recipes under the chosen theme...i love this n it's more convenient to me !!
Saffron Pulso sounds very rich n delicious...
Nalini's Kitchen says
Such a flavorful rice,looks so delicious and inviting....
A Kamalika Krishmy says
Very flavorful rice..
NIce and flavorful
Suma Gandlur says
3 day marathon definitely sounds simple. It is less stressful in terms of visiting other blogs and commenting since I don't do it immediately. 🙂
Lovely rice and thali too.
veena krishnakumar says
I love this use of saffron in the rice!!!