Mishti Pulav

Mishti Pulav

Spicy yet sweet rice preparation from Bengal


  • 2 cups rice (small fragrant variety)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cardamom
  • 2 cinnamon stick, inch long
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt or as per taste
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Milk with saffron strands soaked
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/2 cup cashews and raisins
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons ghee


  1. Wash and soak the rice for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan. Roast cashews and rasins. Remove and keep aside.
  3. In same pan, splutter cumin seeds and spices.
  4. Now drain water from rice and add the rice.
  5. Add turmeric powder, saffron milk, salt, sugar, cashews and raisins. Heat on medium flame till rice become transparent.
  6. Now add water, twice as much of rice, stir, close lid and cook till rice is done.

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