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Zafrani Pulao


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Zafrani Pulao Recipe, CHAWAL, How To Make Zafrani Pulao Recipe

Zafrani Pulao is a mix of rich ingredients - Basmati rice cooked in a sweet and rich blend of spices and nuts.

About Recipe

Biyyam, Pachaarisi, Atap chawal

How to make Zafrani Pulao

(59 ratings)
52 reviews so far
Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
25 mins
Total time
35 mins
Zafrani Pulao
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Rice
Servings : 2 persons
Published date : February 13, 2019

Ingredients used in Zafrani Pulao
• Rice (long, grained) - 200 grams.
• Coriander leaves chopped - half bunch.
• Ginger garlic paste - 1 tablespoon.
• Bay leaf - 2 number.
• Black cumin (shah jeera) - half tea spoon.
• Pomogranate seeds ripe - half tea spoon.
• Onions sliced - 1 number.
• Raisins - 10 number.
• Salt - to taste.
• Mint leaves chopped - half bunch.
• Saffron - 2 teaspoons.
• Cashew nuts. - 10 number.
• Almonds. - 5 number.
• Butter - 4 teaspoons.
• Fried onion - as required.
• Oil - as.
• Cardamom - 4 number.
• Cinnamon stick (1 inch) - 2 small.
• Cloves - 6 number.
• Curd - 1/4 cup.
• Turmeric powder - 1/2 tea.
• Water - as.
• Milk - 2 tablespoons.
  • Heat saffron on top of the steal spoon and crush to a fine powder. Soak it in 2 tablespoons of milk.

  • Soak rice for about 30 minutes and keep aside.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan, add garam masala spices (bay leaf, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon), shah jeera, dry fruits (cashew nut, almonds, raisins) and sauté it.

  • Then add sliced onions, ginger garlic paste, chopped coriander leaves, mint leaves, curd and mix it well.

  • Season with turmeric powder, add one & half cup of water and let it boil.

  • Add soaked rice in the same pan, stir it well. Then add fried onion on top when water is almost absorbed.

  • At last, sprinkle saffron milk, saffron strands, pomegranate seeds along with 4 teaspoons of butter on top of the rice.

Cooking with images Tandool, Akki


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Aby Mathew Posted on Wed Dec 26 2007

Nice to see you have square plates which have become a trend now!!! As usual great video. Thank you.

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Aparna Chaudhari Posted on Thu Dec 27 2007

Hey love your recipies.. Can u please please post Schewan fried rice and chicken lolypop...

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shailshri Posted on Thu Jun 19 2008

Hello chef, Thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe. Please can you tell me where i can get pomegranate seeds /fruit. I live in the bay area and i have never seen any grocery stores selling the fruit!! Please let me know.. Thanks in advance

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sas071884 Posted on Thu Oct 30 2008

You are yummy and inspiring!!!! Looks great! Thanks for posting... cannot wait to try it Now feel like cooking can also be fun :)

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Sagunthala N Posted on Wed Nov 05 2008

thank u sooo much for the recipe i made this deepavali it turn out really well and everyone loved it .thanks again

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japnaiblissta Posted on Thu Feb 19 2009

what is the rice dish with melted cheese?

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Billo De Ankh Posted on Sat Sep 26 2009

looks good...gotta try this.

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Robaba Akhter Posted on Sun Dec 27 2009


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tmlakshmi Posted on Fri Jan 08 2010

why don't you ues roasted cashews for garnishing instead of cooking the rice with it?

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adiksadiatabs Posted on Thu Jan 14 2010

i am just drooling right now.

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chunskimuns Posted on Sun Apr 18 2010

your recipes are always very good.....keep posting

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Love Shine Posted on Mon Jul 26 2010

You Are A Great Chef, Your Recipies Really Works... Shahzad,Lahore

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