Basmati rice-1 cup
(soak it in water for 1 hour)
Cardamom & cloves-each 4
Salt a pinch
Yellow food colour-a pinch
Saffron -2 pinches
Chopped cashew nut-3tsp
Boil water and add cardamom,cloves,salt & food colour.
Lower the flame & add the soaked rice.
Give a stir & in medium high flame cook the rice 90% cooked or for just 4 to 5 minutes.
Drain the water & keep the cooked rice on a strainer.Soak saffron in warm milk.
Heat ghee in a pan fry the cashew nut & raisins keep it aside.
In the same pan add the saffron milk & sugar let the sugar dissolve, now add the yellow cooked rice & half of the fried nuts.
Stir close & in very low flame cook the rice for 10 minutes till all the water has evaporated.
Garnish it with remaining nuts & a drop of rose essence (optional).
Serve them warm.
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