Bengali Mishti Pulao or Bengali Sweet Pulao is a popular bengali rice dish which has this subtle sweetness and a mild saffron flavour.
Wash the rice and soak in enough water for 30 minutes.
Heat ghee in a pan.
Add raisins and cashew nuts and fry until golden brown.
Add cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick and bay leaf and fry for a few seconds.
Drain the rice and add it in the pan.
Add water, green peas, sugar and saffron.
Simmer the heat to low.
Cover and cook the rice until all the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked.
Remove the pan from heat and let the rice rest for 5 minutes.
Fluff the rice gently with a fork.
Garnish with slivered almonds and pistachios and saffron strands.
You can skip adding green peas in the recipe.