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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bengali Special Mishti Pulao (Sweet Pulao)



As an avid foodie, I love to eat whatever is served to me with lots of love but there is one such dish that I have never seen being served in any restaurant is Mishti ( Sweet) Pulao. Although it is regularly served in every Bengali household during meals and occasions, I kept on wondering why it is not served commercially. Then, it occurred to me that I had this pulao from my grandmother, mum, aunts and the love and affections they showered to us while serving us misti pulao. 

This touch of love cannot be substituted by restaurants nor they would taste as great as the home made ones. Back in my hometown, during Durga Puja days this was a must on Aastami Lunch Bhog Proshad with aloo'er dum. Well…What do you think? Am I able to convince you to try this sweet pula atleast once? 

Ingredients:
2 cups Gobindo Bhog Rice (in case you don't have this , you can substitute with Basmati rice)
3/4 cup Peas
3 tbsp Sugar
1/4 cup Raisins
1/4 cup Cashews
1 tbsp chopped Ginger
1 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
2 Cinnamon sticks
2-3 Green cardamom
2-3 Black cardamom
1 Javitri phool
4 Cloves
7-8 Black pepper balls
2-3 Bay leaves
Salt to taste
4 tbsp Ghee

Method:
Measure rice in cupfuls and using the same measure, pour double the measure of water in a separate container for later use.

 Wash rice thoroughly and drain out the excess water. Add turmeric and mix well with a spatula. Now spread the rice in a single layer on large sheets of old newspaper. And place it in a sunny location to dry it. 

Keep everything ready near your stove and heat ghee in a big kadhai. Add bay leaves, all the spices and fry till they start to splutter. Immediately add raisins and cashews and cook for a few minutes more. Add green peas and rice in kadhai. Stir in salt and sugar and stir fry until you see a nice browning on rice grains. 

Add the measured amount of water and give first boil on high flame. After first boil cover and cook till tender (12-15 minutes). Misti Pulao is ready . A good accompaniment with : Mutton Curry or Niramish Aloo er Dom. 




44 comments:

  1. wow this looks so good :) new to me

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  2. Thats a delicious pulao deepa..love the idea of mixing turmeric in d rice b4..

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  3. You convinced me...:) I do make very similar rice like yours ..will try very soon your version too

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  4. This is soooo new to me and it is very very tempting... Bookmarking this!!!
    Sowmya
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  5. Wow pulao looks tempting...delicious recipe.
    Happy to follow u, wud be glad if u can follow back.
    Have a wonderful week ahead :)

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  6. Really very mishti dish. just like the creator. love your presentation too.

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  7. Actually this rice goes well with anything, any veg or non-veg dish, and I always wonder why mine doesn't taste as sweet as my mom's, cause' the love mixed in my mom's makes it sweeter, isn't it........lovely presentation, Deepa as usual, love all the clicks

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  8. Actually you are tempting me also pulling me to make some..Beautiful pulao.

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  9. This si new to me n very interesting recipe, with sweet n spices...looks very colorful n inviting...nice presentation!

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  10. In Maharashtrains we have something called 'kesari bhat' which is very similar. Bought back meories :))

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  11. Looks very tempting. Can u please tell me what is javitri phool.

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  12. tempting and yummy ...Join me in Fast Food Event - Poha in my blog.

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  13. This is my husband's fav ....... he likes it with mangsho kosha :) Yummmmm

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  14. Misti Pulav makes me remember about great dinner in Durga puja times..Love your blog and very glad to follow it

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  15. New to me,looks so good..flavorful sweet rice

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  16. Beautiful and colorful pulao Deepa, Sure delicious.

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  17. I wanna try this Pulao...It looks so good and yummm!!!

    Regards,
    Manju
    http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com/

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  18. Totally new to me!wud ve tasted yumm!

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  19. I never knew about this pulao!! Looks very tempting. Thanks for sharing the recipe Deepa :)

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  20. loved the texture of the rice,Deepa..beautifully presented too..This is a new recipe to me,looks delish!!
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  21. Never had this, looks and sounds delicious!

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  22. never heard before.. Interesting Pulav
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  23. This is new to me.. Looks so interesting and flavorful..

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  24. I really really am drooling here..With the color and flavor so appealing,how can one resist this ?

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  25. Lovely hues and flavours to the pulao, and straight from 'mishti land'!!
    I want to try it out right away! One doubt - will the rice cook well even if sugar is added before cooking rice?

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  26. Flavorful pulao variety Deepa. Will try it soon.

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  27. Personally I would love this. I love adding raisins to salads too. But not sure if the rest of the family would. Maybe I could go easy on the sugar and raisins and make it.. but it would not be the same would it? (PS - I am fine.. just spending a lot of time with my month old grand-daughter and enjoying every moment of it - Thanks for asking)

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  28. Delicious pulao Deepa. Different version.

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  29. nice presentation.. interesting pulao..

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  30. Hi Deepa, Sudeep gave me this link. I am going to try this out tonight for my kids. They like pulao which is not spicy...your presentations are lively and tongue twisting.

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  31. So to eat this pulav we should get cooking isn't it or come over to ur place :) looks colourful and yummy !

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  32. Mishti Pulao looks delicious and love the flavors there...My hubby and kid will surely love this sweet version..Hey thanks for ur visit at my space. I am not sure why the updates are not being shown...:(

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  33. As a sweet lover this sweet pulao is something that I am sure that I would love.Planning to make this for Christmas.Can I put the rice mixed with turmeric in an oven as its not at all sunny over here these days.

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  34. You know there are certain dishes that I have forgotten about but every time I visit here, you remind me :) Mishti pulao with kosha mansho was my all time fav!

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  35. We don't use peas, rest of things are almost similar ...love this too ...looks fab ..I want some now

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  37. I had kesari bhat, but never heard about this. Nice presentation and looks yummm...

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  38. New recipe to me..colorful n yummy!

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  39. why ginger is used in pulao?

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