Misthi Pulao

Bengali Festive Golden Pilaf

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      35 min

Appears in
Instant Indian: Classic Foods from Every Region of India Made Easy in the Instant Pot

By Rinku Bhattacharya

Published 2018

  • About

This delicate, slightly sweet rice is a festive Bengali pilaf, usually served as an accompaniment to more complex, rich meat dishes. It is traditionally made with kalajeera rice and a lot of ghee but I make this with everyday basmati rice as a treat sometimes. The Instant Pot® cuts out any fuss and delivers a perfectly cooked, impressive rice in less than twenty minutes. To make this recipe vegan, you can simply substitute coconut oil for the ghee.