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Final dish on my mini Kashmiri thali is this saffron or kesar rice. Saffron flavors this simple rice dish along with some more spices. I added some turmeric to give the rice a little more color. Serve with simple rice with a spicy gravy curry.

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Kashmiri Saffron or Kesar Rice Yum
Kashmiri saffron or kesar rice. Saffron flavors this simple rice dish along with some more spices. I added some turmeric to give the rice a little more color. Serve with simple rice with a spicy gravy curry.
Kashmiri Saffron or Kesar Rice
Course main course
Cuisine kashmiri
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • ¼ tsp Saffron Kesar or
  • ½ tsp Jeera Shah
  • 1 Cardamom Green
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • ½ Cinnamon " - piece
  • 2 Cloves
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro mint leaves or - , finely chopped
  • to taste Salt
Course main course
Cuisine kashmiri
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • ¼ tsp Saffron Kesar or
  • ½ tsp Jeera Shah
  • 1 Cardamom Green
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • ½ Cinnamon " - piece
  • 2 Cloves
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro mint leaves or - , finely chopped
  • to taste Salt
Kashmiri Saffron or Kesar Rice
Instructions
  1. Rinse and soak rice for at least 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat 1tbsp and 2tsp ghee in a heavy bottom saucepan. Add shah jeera, bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves until fragrant, about 30seconds.
  3. Add the soaked rice and cook for 2~3 minutes, stirring  occasionally.
  4. Crush the saffron and add to the rice along with the turmeric. Mix well.
  5. Add 1½cups of water, salt and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer covered until rice is cooked through and water is completely evaporated.
  6. Stir in the chopped fresh herbs and stir gently. Serve with Kashmiri Dum Aloo.
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