Get your ingredients ready.
Clean half a cup of rice and soak it for an hour.
Boil one cup of water in a heavy-bottomed pan and drain. This will keep milk from sticking to the pan.
Add milk to the same pan and bring it to a boil.
Take a couple of spoons of milk and soak saffron strands in it. Set aside.
Simmer the heat and add the soaked rice.
Keep stirring it so that the milk does not stick to the pan for about an hour and a half or till the milk thickens.
Add the cardamom powder and kewra water now and mix well.
Add the soaked saffron strands to the mixture and mix well.
Incorporate the dry fruits (nuts) and raisins into the here. You can toast the nuts in a pan and then add so that they are more fragrant.
Remove from the flame.
Serve hot or cold.