Sweet Saffron Rice by Manjula, Indian Vegetarian Cuisine

Sweet Saffron Rice by Manjula, Indian Vegetarian Cuisine


Today I will be making sweet saffron rice. Saffron rice smells and looks very delicious and very tempting. The recipe I am giving will serve 6-8 people. So here I have 1 cup of basmati rice you can use the long grain rice. 1.75 cups of water 1/2 cup of sugar 1/4 cup of milk 3 tablespoons of ghee or butter 1 tablespoon of chopped almonds 1 tablespoon of chopped pistachios Pinch of saffron. About 6 crushed cardamom seeds. Pinch of salt 1 tablespoon of raisins 4 cloves About 1/2 inch of cinnamon stick. So here I am going to start the rice. Going to open my stove on high and add water. I already have washed and soaked the rice. And this is soaking for about half an hour so I will add that. Pinch of salt And cinnamon. After rice comes to boil. We will make it on medium low heat. In mean time I can prepare my nuts. So I will transfer this. I am going to roast my nuts. So here I have 1 tablespoon of raisins. I am going to roast them on medium heat. And as soon as raisins puffed up it means they are ready. It will take few minutes. So you can see they are puffing up. So I am going to add pistachios and almonds. And just roast them for a minute. Just it will give very light gold brown color and then they will be ready. These are ready so I will transfer them here. And for my syrup, I am adding milk and sugar. Sugar should get dissolved. Will add cardamom and saffron. Cloves Here my rice is boiling so I will just make it on medium low and cover it. It should take about 10 minutes. And I will add in this 3 spoons of ghee or clear butter. Sugar is dissolved and so this is ready. My rice looks like ready. It has been cooking for about 12 minutes. So I am going to add the nuts. And my syrup. And just mix it slowly so I don’t break my rice. It’s already smelling so good. Smell of saffron and cardamom seeds. And they look so rich. I have to let it simmer for about 2-3 more minutes. Rice has been cooking for about 4 minutes on very low heat. They look ready and really very tempting. Smelling very very good. I am ready to try them. I will just garnish them with little more pistachios. Thank you for watching my recipe. I will see you again with new recipe. Thank you.

34 thoughts on “Sweet Saffron Rice by Manjula, Indian Vegetarian Cuisine

  1. Manjula,
    This is gonna be part of dinner tonight. Thank you so much!! I love your video recipes! I've made a bunch of them already. Yummilicious!! Keep them coming. Thanks so much

  2. wow manjula its so good to see this sweet rice recipe its really good and i am going to do this today itself. thanks a lot and do continue this work

  3. The rice looks really yummy! but i dont have saffron powder i only have saffron threads could i use that instead and if so how many threads!

  4. OMG, you did it again. This is one of my most favorite things in the world, and now I can make it at home!! You're the best!

  5. u r excellent cook aunty so i want to request u to show us how to make Rabdi
    Thank you
    u r a star!!!!!!!!!!

  6. great recipe!
    i bought saffron the other week and other than adding it to Basmati rice i have no idea what else to do with it so really THANKS for this recipe.
    plz message me with any ideas on what i can use the Saffron with as i LOVE Mid-Eastern food i.e…indian and etc…

  7. I actually inherited some saffron so I have to make this. But I don't have the nuts. I'll do without. Tumeric makes a great saffron substitute, they call it 'the poor man's saffron'.

  8. I've read that you can just add the saffron that has been soaked in water (or milk I guess) to the boiling water which the rice is cooked in. Has anyone tried this?

  9. yes saffron is costly. you can soak one or two strands of saffron in a cup of water or milk for half an hour and then add to the dish, if you are soaking in milk ensure the milk is not spoiled after soaking for half an hour, else if you are soaking in milk, better keep it in refrigerator.

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