Basanti polao
Basanti Pulao or sweet yellow rice is a traditional Bengali recipe made especially for festivals or special occasions. Made using Gobindobhog rice, turmeric and saffron, this sweet rice is a delight to eat. Here is how to make Basanti Pulao Recipe. Basanti pulao is a traditional Bengali recipe made specially for festivals or special occasions.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 35minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 35minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash the rice and soak in enough water for 30 minutes
  2. Drain the rice,marinate with sugar,turmeric powder,salt and 1 tbsp ghee. Leave it for 20 min
  3. Heat remaning ghee in a pan.Add raisins and cashew nuts and fry until golden brown.
  4. Keep the fried raisin and cashew aside. Add more ghee into the pan and when heated add bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves.
  5. Add the grated ginger or ginger paste and fry a little.
  6. Add the rice, fry for 5 min gently to mix with the flavours.
  7. Pour 4 cups of warm water along with remaning sugar.
  8. When the water dries up and the rice is well-cooked add the cashews and raisins.Mix gently
  9. Pour rest of the ghee, mix gently and cover the pot. Add saffron milk(optional).Turn off the flame.
  10. Serve Basanti Pulao hot.