Rich with nuts, saffron and rose water, this is the perfect recipe to celebrate festivity.


750 gm sella rice

200 gm ghee

6 green cardamom

6 black cardamom

2 cinnamon sticks

2 bay leaves

150 gm khoya

4 cloves

5 gm fennel seeds

200 gm sugar

25 gm pistachios

25 gm almonds

50 gm cashews

1 gm saffron

50 gm raisins

1/2 tsp of rose water


Soak rice in water for 1 hour and drain. Mix milk, saffron, rose water and sugar in a bowl.

Heat 10-15 cups of water in a pan. Once it comes to boil, add the soaked rice and cook further till the rice is about 80% cooked.

Strain the water from the rice and mix half of ghee. Heat the remaining half of ghee in a pan. Add dry fruits and fry till golden-brown.

Add whole spices and fry for about half a minute. Add the milk mixture and boil. Add the rice and cook on low flame for 10-12 min with cover.

Garnish with khoya, nuts and serve hot.