Bengali mishti pulao (sweet pilaf) step-by-step recipe with photos.
Before tasting this dish, I had no idea that pulao or pilaf could be sweet and yet taste so good. Mishti pulao (sweet pilaf) is a fragrant, mildly spiced, sweet rice dish made with a special variety of rice called ‘Gobindo Bhog’. It’s not easy to find this fragrant rice if you are outside Bengal, so I make it with Basmati rice. Tastes equally good, but misses the aroma that Gobindo Bhog has.
This fragrant rice paired with ghee (clarified butter), sugar, and whole spices takes you to a different world. Enjoy this mishti pulao with spicy mutton curry and finish off with an all-time favorite Bengali dessert Rasgulla for a heavenly weekend meal! (Click here for Rasgulla recipe).
Bengali mishti pulao (sweet pilaf) step-by-step recipe with photos
1. Spread the washed rice on a large plate or tray and let it dry
2. Heat ghee, add whole spices and ginger
3. Add rice, sugar, salt, and turmeric powder
4. Once sugar melts, add fried cashew and raisins
5. Add water and boil until rice is completely done
6. Add nutmeg once the rice is done
7. Mix well and serve hot
Sweet pulao served with mutton curry