Monday, July 29, 2013

Meetha Pulao(Sweet Basmati Rice)

This is another lovely recipe. This has been shared to me by my mother. Its an awesome fragrant sweet basmati rice recipe. This can be served along with chana dal or Dal kaadu or any curry of your choice. It tastes great and i totally adore it.
Hope you too like this recipe.

Meetha pulao

This Recipe
serves- 2
Preparation time- 5 minutes
Cooking time- 10 minutes
Level of difficulty- easy


  • Basmati Rice- 1.5 cup
  • Cloves- 4
  • Cardamom- 4 pods
  • Cinnamon stick- 1
  • Bay leaf- 1
  • Black pepper cons- 5 to 6
  • Saffron-2 to 3 strands and milk-1Tbsp
  • Sultana/Raisins- 1/4 cup
  • Cashew nuts- 1/4 cup
Sugar syrup:
  • Water- 1/2 cup
  • Sugar- 4 Tbsp
sweet basmati rice

  • Soak basmati rice in water for 5 minutes.
  • Bring a pot of water to boil. Add the whole spices and let this completely come to boil.
  • Add the basmati rice to the boiling water and let it cook until is 3/4th cooked. Drain the water once it gets cooked to 3/4th. Let the rice remain in the cooking vessel along with the whole spices.
  • Sugar syrup preparation: place water and sugar in a pan  and turn on the heat. stir until the sugar gets dissolve completely. Turn off the heat.
  • Now add this sugar syrup to the rice.
  • Add the raisins or sultana and the cashewnuts.
  • Mix saffron and milk, add this on the top of rice.
  • Now cover the pan with a tight lid and let this cook in low flame for next 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes turn off the heat and let this rest for next 5 minutes.
Serve hot with any Curry of your choice. Dal currys will be more apt with this flavoured rice.

Enjoy and Happy cooking

By- Sushmita Pandit.


  1. Its lovely and very inviting. Because my other half is diabetic, I am thinking of omitting the sugar and reducing the amount of raisins. I suppose it will still be fabulous as what you have made.

  2. i just love this sweet rice.. sometimes i make this for pooja..

  3. Excellent preparation of misti pulao. Bookmarked it.

  4. very delicious bowl of rice, love it...

  5. pulao looks very delicious...must be tastes awesome

  6. I like to add a bit of sweet things to any dish and this is awesome.

  7. sweet version of pulav, totally new to me...sounds interesting

  8. Very inviting rice bowl.. Love your pics..

  9. That's a very yummy one.. First time knowing about it, but feel that it wud b a rich one to feed my guests on !

  10. When it comes to rice, I'm quite boring- it's always plain rice for me haha.... I must get around to trying something like this some time though! It sounds so tasty!

  11. love meetha pulao and we Bengalis generally make it with turmeric. this looks really good with its pristine white colour.


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