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Kesar Pulao Recipe in Microwave – How To Make Saffron Rice in Microwave

Kesar Pulao Recipe in Microwave – How To Make Saffron Rice in Microwave

Kesar pulao a simple recipe of pulao prepared with saffron, ghee, dry fruits and some whole spices makes a perfect meal when served along with any curry. The aroma and colour of saffron makes this pulao irresistible. Prepare this lavish dish in microwave for special guests and make them go wow! You can also prepare this pulao with leftover rice as well.

Preparing saffron pulao in microwave becomes more convenient and less time consuming. Saffron is loaded with anti-depressant, anti-oxidant, anti-ageing and anti-cancer properties. So, here is the recipe of saffron pulao with very easy to follow steps. Try making it at home and share your experience with us. Enjoy!

Directions

Getting ready:

Wash the basmati rice thoroughly with water. Drain out excess water from it. Drench the rice completely in water and soak it for 30 minutes. After that, drain out the excess water from it.

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Peel brown cardamom and take out its seeds. Place it in a bowl. Slice each cashew in half. Place it in a bowl.

kesar pulaoMaking:

Take a microwave safe bowl and pour the ghee into it. Place the bowl inside the microwave and heat it for 1 minute on highest temperature. Now take the bowl out from the microwave and add cumin seeds to it. Stir it with a spoon. Place it back in the microwave for 1 more minute on same temperature.

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After 1 minute, take out the bowl. Cumin seeds are roasted well. Now add the whole spices into it along with cashew pieces. Stir to mix everything well with a spoon. Again place the bowl back into the microwave and roast everything for a minute on highest temperature.

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After a minute is over, take out the bowl. Stir everything. Cashews have turned golden brown. Take out few cashew slices and keep it aside. Add raisins, soaked basmati rice, salt and soaked saffron strands to the bowl. Mix everything really well with a spoon.

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Add 2 cups of water into the rice mixture. Mix it well. Cover the bowl. Don’t cover it completely, leave it slightly open. Place it in the microwave. Cook the rice on highest temperature for 10 minutes.

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After 10 minutes, take the bowl out. Let the rice remain in bowl with its lid on for another 10 minutes. This is its standing time. After that, remove the lid and mix the pulao with a spoon.

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Pulao is now ready. Transfer it to a plate. Kesar pulao is now ready to serve.

kesar pulaoServing:

Garnish this mouth-watering and luscious kesar pulao with some roasted cashew slices and serve it steaming hot along with any sabzi you want.

kesar pulaoSuggestions

  • Here we have prepared kesar pulao in microwave but you can prepare it in pressure cooker or any vessel. Heat a cooker with some ghee. Then splutter cumin seeds into it. After that, add whole spices and roast it for a while. Then roast cashews into it. Further add rice,salt and saffron. Mix it well. Add 2 cups of water into it and mix well. Put the lid on and let the rice cook until a whistle. Then turn off the flame. After that, release half of its pressure and let the other half releases itself. Then open the lid and transfer kesar pulao on a plate. Serve it steaming hot.
  • If you are cooking kesar pulao in vessel then heat a vessel with some ghee. Then splutter cumin seeds into it. After that, add whole spices and roast it for a while. Then roast cashews into it. Further add rice, salt and saffron. Mix it well. Add 2 cups of water into it and mix well. Put the lid on and let the rice cook until it is cooked aptly and water is absorbed completely on low flame. Then turn off the flame. After that, leave the covered as it is for about 5 minutes. Then open the lid and transfer kesar pulao on a plate. Serve it steaming hot.

Kesar Pulao Recipe in Microwave - How To Make Saffron Rice in Microwave kesar pulao in microwave
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Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Basmati rice – 1 cup (200 grams)
  • Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Saffron strands – ¼ tsp (soaked in 1 tsp of water)
  • Brown cardamom – 2
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 inch
  • Cloves – 2-3
  • Black pepper – 6-7
  • Cashews – 15 (2 tbsp)
  • Raisins – 30-35 (2 tbsp)
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp or to taste
Instructions
  1. Wash the basmati rice thoroughly with water. Drain out excess water from it. Drench the rice completely in water and soak it for 30 minutes. After that, drain out the excess water from it. Peel brown cardamom and take out its seeds. Place it in a bowl. Slice each cashew in half. Place it in a bowl.
  2. Take a microwave safe bowl and pour the ghee into it. Place the bowl inside the microwave and heat it for 1 minute on highest temperature. Now take the bowl out from the microwave and add cumin seeds to it. Stir it with a spoon. Place it back in the microwave for 1 more minute on same temperature.
  3. After 1 minute, take out the bowl. Cumin seeds are roasted well. Now add the whole spices into it along with cashew pieces. Stir to mix everything well with a spoon. Again place the bowl back into the microwave and roast everything for a minute on highest temperature.
  4. After a minute is over, take out the bowl. Stir everything. Cashews have turned golden brown. Take out few cashew slices and keep it aside. Add raisins, soaked basmati rice, salt and soaked saffron strands to the bowl. Mix everything really well with a spoon.
  5. Add 2 cups of water into the rice mixture. Mix it well. Cover the bowl. Don’t cover it completely, leave it slightly open. Place it in the microwave. Cook the rice on highest temperature for 10 minutes.
  6. After 10 minutes, take the bowl out. Let the rice remain in bowl with its lid on for another 10 minutes. This is its standing time. After that, remove the lid and mix the pulao with a spoon. Pulao is now ready. Transfer it to a plate. Kesar pulao is now ready to serve.
  7. Garnish this mouth-watering and luscious kesar pulao with some roasted cashew slices and serve it steaming hot along with any sabzi you want.