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Use Kashmiri Saffron in these 3 Recipes!

Saffron, or Zafran, is one of the culinary world’s most prized possessions. It acts as a crucial ingredient in many European, Pakistani and Irani recipes. The most premium quality saffron in the world is the Kashmiri saffron, rarely available in the local market. Zooni, Kashmir  Originals, is your one-stop shop to buy pure Kashmiri saffron that will add immense flavour and depth to all your recipes.

One of most expensive spices in the world, saffron can be used in many different recipes.

Here we have compiled a list of three of our favourite, incredible easy recipes to make using a few strands of saffron:

1. Saffron Rice

Via The Spruce Eats

Steep the saffron in lukewarm water as described.

Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat and stir in rice and salt.

Pour one and a half cups of boiling water. Add the saffron water and cover it.

Reduce the heat to low and allow the rice to cook. Keep the lid covered for 20 minutes.

Delicious Saffron rice is ready to devour!

2. Roast Chicken with Saffron and Rosemary

Via Saveur

Add salt and pepper to the roasted saffron (around 20 threads).

Make pockets in the chicken breast and add these spices inside.

Also squeeze some fresh lemon and rosemary.

Roast this classic chicken until it’s brown and enjoy the simple yet tasty recipe.

3. Saffron Tea

Via The Spice Direct

Put 4 cups of water in a pot and add some ginger and cinnamon to it.

Boil the water and let the spices release their aroma.

Turn the flame down to medium low heat and add 10 to 12 saffron threads and honey into it.

Allow it to simmer for a few minutes and strain!

Many european recipes also use saffron as their main ingredient as it gives a distinct aroma and taste to the food. Amongst some other well known recipes include swedish saffron buns, paella with saffron, saffron sponge cake and saffron soup.


Get your hands on these brightest red threads of saffron at our store and try one of our favourite recipes or concoct your own!

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