Modur Pulao: What Is It? And How Can You Make This Rich Kashmiri Sweet Rice Dish At Home?

by Mallika Khurana
Modur Pulao: What Is It? And How Can You Make This Rich Kashmiri Sweet Rice Dish At Home?

In India, you will find distinct dishes in every part of the country. Every state has its own spices and flavours. Even though all these different cuisines come together beautifully, they all have a unique speciality that makes them stand out. One such amazing cuisine is Kashmiri cuisine, and today we are discussing a rich delicacy from this cherished cuisine. Modur Pulao is a sweet rice dish that is loaded with dry fruits. If you are drooling already, go ahead and take note of the recipe mentioned below!

What Is So Unique About Modur Pulao?

Kashmiri Pulao
Photo Credits: Canva

Traditionally made in ghee, Modur Pulao is usually savoured with a spicy curry dish on the side. Basmati rice mixed with milk or cream makes this dish special enough for important occasions or festivals. To make it more indulgent, it is often topped with some saffron petals.

Many Indian cuisines have their own versions of sweet rice dishes, but this one from Kashmir stands out uniquely. A flavourful combination of both bold spices and sweet elements makes this dish immensely aromatic. Even the technique used to prepare this dish is quite distinct and gives the rice a dense texture you will certainly love.

Also Read: Vistara Is Set To Start Direct Flight Services Between Agartala And Bengaluru. Deets Inside!

Here’s How You Can Make This Kashmiri Delicacy

Kashmiri Pulao recipe
Photo Credits: Canva

To make this amazing dish at home, collect all the required ingredients listed below: :

  • 2 tablespoons of ghee 
  • 10 chopped almonds
  • 10 chopped pistachios 
  • 10 chopped raisins
  • 10 chopped cashews
  • A handful of coconut chunks
  • 2 cloves
  • A small cinnamon stick
  • One bay leaf 
  • A cup of basmati rice 
  • 2 cups of milk
  • Salt as per the taste
  • 1/4th cup of sugar
  • A few strands of saffron 

Follow these steps for a flavourful plate of Modur Pulao: 

  1. Take some basmati rice, wash it thoroughly, and set it aside to soak for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Once they are soaked properly, drain the water.
  3. In a big vessel, pour some milk and add some salt to it. Add the soaked rice to that vessel as well and cook it until it’s 3/4th done.
  4. Take a pan and heat some ghee in it. 
  5. Roast the chopped nuts and spices in hot ghee until they are golden.
  6. Once they are nicely roasted, add them to the rice.
  7. Take some hot milk in a small bowl and soak a few strands of saffron in it.
  8. Next, add the saffron milk to the pot of rice.
  9. Lastly, add sugar to the pot and mix it well.
  10. Keep it covered on the stove until it’s properly cooked. When done, keep the pot aside for 10 minutes.

So, are you ready to enjoy some Kashmiri indulgence?

Cover Image Courtesy: Canva