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zarda recipe | meethe chawal recipe | sweet rice

easy zarda recipe | meethe chawal recipe | sweet rice
Course sweet
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Soaking Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author HEBBARS KITCHEN

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup ghee / clarified butter
  • 8 cashew / kaju halves
  • 5 almond / badam chopped
  • 2 tsp raisins / kishmish
  • 2 tsp dry coconut / kopra
  • 2 pods cardamom / elachi
  • 4 cloves / lavang
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ tsp saffron / kesar
  • ¼ tsp orange food colour optional
  • ½ cup basmati rice soaked 30 minutes
  • ½ cup sugar

Instructions

  • firstly, in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp ghee and roast 8 cashew, 5 almond, 2 tsp raisins and 2 tsp dry coconut.
  • roast to golden brown on low flame and keep aside.
  • in the remaining ghee add 2 pods cardamom and 4 cloves.
  • also add 1 cup water, ¼ tsp saffron and ¼ tsp orange food colour.
  • mix well making sure the colour is mixed well.
  • further, add 1 cup soaked basmati rice (30 minutes) and mix well.
  • cover and cook on medium flame for 10 minutes.
  • mix gently, making sure rice is half cooked.
  • further add ½ cup sugar, 2 tbsp ghee and roasted dry fruits.
  • mix gently making sure sugar melts.
  • cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • stir in between to prevent from burning.
  • cook until the rice is cooked completely. and do not overcook as rice turns mushy.
  • finally, serve meethe chawal / zarda pulao hot garnished with few chopped nuts.