Saffron Rice

Saffron Rice

Today i have prepared Saffron Rice for our lunch.It came delicious n tasted well.Now days my daughter started eating all types of vegetables.Before she used to have only curd rice and rasam rice.Now i am very happy that she is eating different types of food.Especially she likes chicken biryani..when ever i prepare any veg-pulao she smells the flavour and asks me Amma are doing chiki Buvva..(chicken rice).

Coming to the recipe its easy to prepare and only thing is to soak rice for half an hour.And remaining ingredients will be readily available in every home.


Basmatic rice-2cups
Fried onions-1/2cup
Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
Green chillies-2nos.
Cumin Pwd-1/2tsp
Shahi/black jeera-1/2tsp
Bay leaves
Chopped coriander
Nuts(Cashew nuts,almond,dry grapes)-2tbsp
Salt to taste


Clean and soak rice for half an hour.Soak saffron in warm milk.

Mean time chop onions and green chillies.Once half an hour is done,drain the rice from water.
Note:(don’t throw that water we will be using the same water for cooking the rice)

Heat a non-stick kadai with oil,add all spices along with black jeera.Once the jeera pop up add chopped onions,green chillies and fry till they change there colour.Add ginger garlic paste and fry for few mints till raw smell goes.Add nuts(cashew,dry grapes,almond) and fry for 2mints.

Add curd along with chopped coriander leaves and cook for few more mints.Then add 3cups of water and stir well so that all the ingredients are mixed properly.Add salt and cook with closed lid in order to boil the water.

Once water starts boiling add drained rice and give stir once so that all the mixture is mixed well.close the lid and cook for few mints,then on remove the lid and add fried onions on the top and again close it with a lid.when the rice is getting almost cooked remove the lid add the saffron water in the rice and cook with closed lid for 5mints.

Then switch off the flame and transfer them into a serving bowl and enjoy it.We had it with Potato and Tomato Kurma.

Sending this to “Festive Rice “ hosted by Akheela of Torview and to “Cookingwithseeds” hosted by Ayeesha of Taste of Pearl City and event started by Priya of “Priya’s Easy N Tasty Recipes”

Here are my recipes for the event “BSI-MILK(93rd week)” hosted by Sanyukta

Naan (Indian Bread)
Carrot Halwa
Rava Laadu
Butter Paneer Masala

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