Saffron Infused Vegetable Birinji Rice – Dig in!

Saffron Infused Vegetable Birinji Rice – Dig in!

Saffron Vegetable Pilaf:

Did I tell you this?!…my camera broke couple of weeks ago! This was the last recipe – I mean, complete pictures from it…and shortly after that, it gave away!! I got pretty mad for a while…to lose a handy devise, which was like a friend to me for the past 5+ years. Though, am not a good photographer, at least’ some of the clicks made a nice difference…by adding spice’ to my life.

Well, I took this perfect opportunity to treat myself with a new camera. And somehow, somehow…I figured that I shouldn’t be cooking anything new or sensational until then! Oh Yes, it worked like a charm:) As soon as I stopped putting those exciting stuff on the dinner table,….AK got alarmed! He knew that, its time to rush to the store!!!

Whoo – ah , I got a brand new camera:) The very good one’…that I always dreamed for!! I promise you all some good cooking:):)

[ hmmm, here is a trouble least from now on...I should learn some serious photography:( ooops! ]


Basmati rice 1 cup

Mixed vegetables 1 cup (carrot, beans, peas)

Coconut milk 2 cups

Green chilies 5 sliced

Garlic 10 cloves

Onion 1 large – sliced

Mint leaves 10


Saffron 1/4 spoon

Cinnamon 1 stick

Fennel seeds 2 teaspoons

Ghee 1 tablespoon.


In a wide vessel, heat ghee. Add the spices, followed by chilies, garlic, onions and mint leaves. Saute for few minutes.

Further add vegetables, ground saffron, enough salt…cover and cook briefly.

Stir-in rice and coconut milk. Cover and cook until the rice turns tender and fluffy.

Serve steaming hot with some spicy curry and raitha.


6 Responses so far.

  1. Saffron birinji rice is jus Awesome idea..Way u go..

  2. Rinku Naveen says:

    Very colourful and yummy pilaf. Loved those Kul- kuls too.
    Thanks for dropping by and for those lovely comments.
    happy to follow u..

  3. Mélange says:

    Winner for sure..Tasty and spicy.

  4. Priya says:

    Wat a flavourful and colourful rice..

  5. Kalyan says:

    This one looks so easy to cook and mouth-watering…delicious!

  6. Vidhya says:

    Rice looks so flavorful and delicious.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Get every new post on this blog delivered to your Inbox.

Join other followers: