Saturday, 17 August 2013

Kesar Chawal (Saffron Rice)

Kesar chawal or saffron rice is an elegant rice dish which you can prepare for some special occasions or to make dinner extra special. It's a fragrant rice dish with rich aroma and rich taste.
Recipe of kesar chawal/saffron rice
2 cups basmati chawal (rice)
3 3/4 cup boiling water
1 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
1/2 cup frozen green peas (matar)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup cashew nuts
1 tsp kesar (saffron threads) soaked in 1/4 cup water
1. Heat ghee in a pan and add cashews. Saute till golden brown.
2. Add rice, saffron infused water, salt and boiling water. Also add green peas and mix.
3. Cover the pan and simmer on a low heat for about 12 minutes till the water is absorbed and rice grains are fluffy.
4. Gently fluff with the forks and serve saffron rice hot.

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