2 cups rice
2 cups milk sterilized
1/4 tsp saffron strands (kesar)
6 cups sugar
3 tbsp ghee
1 black cardamom crushed
4 green cardamoms crushed
2-3 black peppercorns
1 inch cinnamon bits
Few almonds blanched
Few cashew nuts blanched
Few pistachios sliced
Wash and soak the rice in water for 20 minutes.
Mix the saffron with the milk and keep aside.
Melt the ghee in a pan. Add cardamoms, peppercorns, cloves and cinnamon. Saute for few seconds. Add rice along with 2 cups of sugar. Leave to cook for 7-8 minutes.
When the water is partially evaporated then add saffron with the milk. Add sugar and mix well.
Cook until rice tenders. Separate each grain of rice with the help of fork.
Garnish with dry fruits and serve hot.