Bengali Basanti Pulao
Basanti pulao or mishti pulao is a sweet, ghee-laden rice dish made from fragrant gobinda bhog or zeera samba rice, cashew nuts and raisins. This is the main rice dish of choice for any special occasion. Among the side dishes served with basanti pulao, kosha mangsho is the most popular. While there are many other kinds of pulao made with different types of fruits, nuts, meat or fish, this one has become the most popular, featuring prominently on the menus of Bengali specialty restaurants such as Bhojohori Manna, Kewpie’s, etc.
Basanti Pulao (Mishti Pulao)All orders need to be placed minimum 48 hours in advance to be available for delivery. Same day delivery will not available. Currently we are delivering food only through our online partners Swiggy Genie or Dunzo. If there are some additional charges it will be borne by the vendor. However, the deliveries will be limited to certain areas only. Incase you are not able to order due to delivery restrictions, please reach out to us and we will try our best to serve you.
Basanti Pulao (Mishti Pulao) | বাসন্তী পোলাওSpecial Bengali Treat for Bengali Food Lovers in Hyderabad. A combo of Basanti Pulao (Mishti Pulao) Jumbo Pack awaits you this weekend. Basanti Pulao is a famous Bengali dish made during Durga Puja festival. Also known as Yellow Sweet Rice, this dish is made with Gobindobhog (a special variety of rice), sugar and ground spices. In case you don’t get the particular rice, you can use the fragranced Basmati rice.
This special dish is yellow in color and is also offered to Goddess Durga during the 9-day festival. While making this recipe, make sure that the rice is washed thrice under running water and then soaked for 30 minutes in warm water. Later, the rice is marinated in ghee, turmeric powder and garam masala that enhances the flavour of the final dish. This traditional Bengali style Sweet Yellow Rice is cooked on slow flame. Surprise your loved ones with this colourful rice dish.
There are some interesting facts about Bengali Cuisine. It is the only traditionally developed multi-course menu spread which serves food course-wise rather than laying it out all together. It is something similar to the modern French cuisine structure which is also multi-course based.
Amidst Bengali Cuisine popular dishes, Basanti Pulao features prominently among the most preferred rice-based dishes. Pulao, having featured in ancient Dharma-related sacred texts of Hinduism often was described as a rice based dish cooked with meat and other spices. Of late, its meatless versions came into being which utilized fragrant varieties of rice combined with selective spices to be served along with several kinds of main course dishes.
Bengali Basanti Pulao originally employed indigenous fragrant variety of rice like Gobindobhog. A native variety of rice belonging to certain regions of West Bengal, it is short-grained variety which is extremely fragrant and white and sticky. Being an original choice for the preparation of offerings to Lord Govinda or an avatar of Krishna or Vishnu, gave its name Gobindobhog which consists of ‘Gobindo‘ and ‘Bhog‘ (offerings).
Recently in 2017, the Government of India allotted Geographical Indication (GI) tag to Gobindobhog Rice variety thus, strengthening the quality of the rice cultivated and supplied by the southern basin of the Damodar River valley. A bright yellow, sweet Bengali Basanti pulao redolent with ghee, garnished with fried cashews and raisins.
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Monilum Foodies, expert in North Indian, Bengali & Oriya dishes serving in Hyderabad since last three years. They are greatest choice for Bengali food lovers in Hyderabad. The Bengalis in Hyderabad swear by their quality and consistency when it comes to food. Their prime goal towards customer is to offer Value for Money every time.
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