Mishti Pulao Recipe For Days When You are Not in Mood For Cooking
Everybody should have few recipes in their kitty which are totally hassle-free and quick. This Mishti Pulao recipe is for those days when you don’t have time or any energy left for cooking and you have already crossed your quota for take-outs in a week.
Unlike Basanti Pulao which has a heavy hand of whole spices and uses Gobindobhog rice, this Bengali mishti pulao recipe plays on simplicity. All we need is a handful of whatever dried fruits you have in your pantry and some fragrant basmati rice.
Basically this rice dish is for those weeknights when all you need is a comforting meal of rice and curry.
This is a Gluten-free Rice Dish. You can make it Vegan by replacing Ghee or Clarified Butter with any neutral Refined Oil or Olive Oil as well.
Everybody should have few recipes in their kitty which are totally hassle-free and quick. This Mishti Pulao recipe is for those days when you don't have time or any energy left for cooking and you have already crossed your quota for take-outs in a week.
- 1 cup Basmati Rice
- 1/3 cup Dry Fruits Cashew, Walnuts, Raisins, Pistachios, etc.
- 2 cup Water
- 2 tbsp Ghee or Clarified Butter
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- Salt to Taste
- 1/2 tsp Bengali Garam Masala Powder
- 2 Green Chilies
- Chopped Coriander Leaves for garnish
Wash and drain the rice.
Heat the ghee in a pan and add the dry fruits in it. Stir and fry them till the raisins puff up and the cashews turn golden.
Once done, add the rice and stir well for next 2-3 minutes of medium flame.
As the grains become dry, it will become aromatic with frying in the ghee.
Now, add the water and rest of the ingredients like Salt, Sugar, Bengali Garam Masala powder and Chilies. Give it a stir and allow it to simmer with lid on.
Once the water has been completely absorbed, take off the lid and using a pair of chopstick, give it a stir from the bottom to loosen the grains of the rice. Add chopped Coriander leaves before serving.
In case you find some water left at the bottom, then turn off the heat and cover the pan. It will absorb the excess water. Or, take the content out in a microwave safe bowl and microwave it on High for 2 minutes.