- Govindobhog/ zeera rice(or any short grain rice with flavor) - 2 cups
- Water - 4 cups
- Turmeric powder - 4 tsp
- Cinnamon - two 1" stick
- Cardamon - 3-4
- Cloves - 5-6
- Cashew - 10
- Raisins - 15
- Sugar - 3 tbsp
- salt to taste
- Ghee - 2 tbsp and a few drops
- Bay leaf - 2
Wash the rice.Then soak the rice in water.Add 4 tsp of turmeric powder in water.Soak for 1 hour.After 1 hour drain the water.You can see your rice has become yellow colored.
Now heat ghee in a pressure cooker.Add bay leaf and whole garam masala.
Add the cashew and raisins and fry in low flame till the cashew becomes little golden in color.
Now add the rice and fry well for 3-4 mins.You need to constantly stir the rice so that it should not get stick to bottom.
Now add 4 cups of water,salt,sugar and few drop of ghee.Pressure cook till 2 whistles.
Ahaa...your beautiful colorful basanti pulao is ready to serve.
Serve it with cpicy mutton/chicken/paneer gravy.