How to make Madhur Pulao -

sweet rice with dry fruits.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Basmati rice (बासमती चावल), Milk powder (मिल्क पावडर )

Cuisine : Hyderabadi

Course : Desserts

Madhur Pulao

Madhur Pulao Recipe Card


Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 1-1.30 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Madhur Pulao Recipe

  • Basmati rice 1/2 cup

  • Milk powder 1 cup

  • Sugar 3/4 cup

  • Saffron (kesar) a few strands

  • Almonds 8-10

  • Pistachios 6 - 8

  • Raisins 10 - 12

  • Ghee 4 tablespoons

  • Cinnamon 2, 1 inch stick

  • Green cardamoms 2

  • Cloves 3

  • Coconut scraped 1/4 cup

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Silver warq for garnish


Step 1

Wash and soak the rice in three cups of water for half an hour. Drain and discard water. Mix the milk, sugar and saffron in a bowl and keep aside. Soak almonds and pistachios in one cup of hot water for five minutes.

Step 2

Drain, peel and cut them into slivers. Wash raisins and pat them dry. Heat ghee in a vessel, add cinnamon, green cardamoms and cloves and allow them to splutter. Add the almonds and pistachio slivers, raisins, scraped coconut, bay leaves and fry till pink.

Step 3

Add the soaked rice with one cup of water and cover and cook on low heat till the rice is half done. Add the milk, sugar and saffron mixture, stir lightly and cook covered on low heat for another ten to fifteen minutes till done. Serve garnished with silver varq.

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