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Serves :

Preparation Time :
20 minutes

Cooking Time :
30 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Mix water and sugar. Add saffron. Keep on heat to boil. Stir in between. Remove from heat soon as syrup boils. Keep aside.
  • Heat ghee in a big heavy bottomed pan. Reduce heat. Add green cardamoms and cloves. Stir fry for a few seconds till cardamoms changes colour. Add coconut, almonds and raisins. Stir.
  • Discard water and add rice. Mix gently so that the rice grains do not break. Add water Boil Reduce heat. Keep a tawa under the pan of rice as soon as it starts to boil to reduce the heat further.
  • Cook covered for about 10 minutes till the water gets absorbed.
  • Add the saffron sugar syrup. Mix lightly with a fork. Cover and cook further on low heat for 3-4 minutes till rice is done and the syrup gets absorbed.



  • 200 grams basmati rice-must soak for 1 hour
  • ΒΌ teaspoon saffron
  • 200 grams sugar
  • 3 tablespoon ghee
  • 4 green cardamoms
  • 3 cloves
  • A small piece of fresh or dried coconut-cut into thin pieces, optional
  • 8 almonds - blanched and shredded
  • 1 tablespoon raisins- soaked in some water

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