By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 6 comments


Before using in cooking, soak the saffron strands in a teaspoon of warm water or milk.

Crush tenderly to release the flavor from the strands.

Use very little, 5 strands are enough for 1 cup of rice.

Too much saffron makes the food (pulao) very pungent.

How to grow Saffron:

Saffron is harvested from a flower.

Make sure you plant only the species: Saffron Crocus Sativus

Saffron Crocus sativus
Saffron Crocus sativus

Crocus sativus2.

The reddish-golden stamens of the flower is your saffron strands.

Dry them carefully so they won’t blow away in the wind.

Rita Jamshed Kapadia

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Thank u so much for sharing n knowledge Mam !

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