• Long Grain White Rice - 1 cup
  • Boiling Water - 1.5 - 2 cups (keep an eye on the rice while cooking and add more, if needed)
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup (adjust the quantity to suit your needs)
  • Saffron - a few strands (soaked in few tbsp of warm water)
  • Mixed nuts - 1/4 cup of your choice
  • Green Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Ghee (Clarified Butter) -2 tbsp


  • Wash and Soak rice for 1-2 hours. Drain after the period.
  • Meanwhile in a non-stick pan take 1/2 tbsp ghee and fry your choice of mixed nuts) and keep separate.
  • Take a heavy bottomed pan (to make sure that rice doesn't stick to the bottom) and add the remaining ghee.
  • Once ghee is hot, add drained rice and fry till rice becomes translucent.
  • Add boiling water to it along with saffron infused water and let it cook covered till it is about 3/4 way cooked. Keep stirring every few minutes to make sure it doesn't stick to the bottom.
  • Now, add sugar and cardamom powder. Mix well and cook to perfection.
  • Mix in fried nuts and serve warm.
  • Because of all the ghee and frying rice, the rice grains will be very fluffed and separate and not become mushy, unless you add a lot of water or overcook this recipe.
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