Zafrani Pulao (Indian recipe)
Commonly known as Zarda, Zafrani Pulao a luscious sweet dish with rich aroma. It is festive delicacy of north India. Zafrani Pulao basically belongs to the Nawabi delicacies of India, it is prepared on the occasion of marriages and regional festivals. Try this sweet rice preparation enriched with high calories ingredients.


2 cups: Rice (long, grained)
1/2 cup: Sugar
4 tsp: Ghee
18-20: Almonds.
12-15: Cashew nuts.
Pinch: Saffron.
1/4 tsp: Nutmeg Powder.
1/2 tsp: Green Cardamom Powder


Wash rice twice and soak in just enough water to cover it for half an hour. Drain excess water.

Place almonds and cashew nuts in a flat microwave dish and cook, uncovered on Microwave medium 70%) for five minutes. Let them cool and thinly slice the almonds. Halve the cashew nuts. In a deep casserole, mix ghee and rice and cook, uncovered, on Microwave high (100%) for two minutes.
Stir. Cook, uncovered on Microwave high (100%) for two minutes more.
Mix nutmeg powder, green cardamom powder, saffron, raisins and sugar into the rice.
Add three and a half cups of water and milk and stir once.
Cover and cook on Microwave high (100%) for fifteen minutes.
Allow standing time for five minutes.
Garnish with almonds and cashew nuts. Serve hot.