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an image of sweet yellow Bengali Mishti Pulao with topped with nuts

Bengali Mishthi Pulaav

  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings depending on size 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Indian


Craving something new, exotic, and absolutely delicious? Come and discover the mouthwatering flavors of Bengali Mishti Pulao! Not only will you find a step-by-step recipe to try out this amazing dish at home, but also learn about its rich cultural history and significance! 


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup Basmati rice
  • 23 Tbs Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Green Cardamom
  • 45 Cloves
  • 12 Bayleaf
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 12 Tbs Clarified Butter (ghee)
  • 1 tsp Cream (Optional)
  • 67 Cashew nuts
  • 78 Raisins
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder (haldi)

You can adjust the sugar & Salt according to your taste.


  1. First of all, take a vessel and add rice with 2.5 cups of water & turmeric powder.
  2. Mix well and cook till 60% on low-medium flame.
  3. Now drain the rice and keep it aside.
  4. Take 1/2 tsp of ghee in a pan and Roast the dry fruits.
  5. After roasting take it out in a bowl and keep it aside.
  6. Now take the remaining ghee in that pan and add Cardamom, cumin seeds, bay leaf & Cloves, and stir for 30 seconds.
  7. Now add 1/4 cup of water and then add sugar. Mix properly
  8. Now add rice, dry fruits & salt and stir.
  9. Add little water if needed.
  10. Cover the pan and cook for 10-15 minutes on low flame.
  11. Stir and continue during the cooking process.
  12. After that switch off the gas and add cream and mix properly.
  13. Garnish with Roasted Nuts & basil leaves.
  14. Served hot.
  15. Enjoy the taste.
  16. Have Fun & Happy Cooking


Prepared, tried, and tested by Sneha of The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 1495
  • Sugar: 32.7 g
  • Sodium: 119.4 mg
  • Fat: 111.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 103.2 g
  • Fiber: 10.1 g
  • Protein: 40.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 26.4 mg

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