Meethe Chawal / Zarda Recipe: Haanji Di Rasoi Show

Meethe Chawal / Zarda Recipe: Haanji Di Rasoi Show

Recipes By: Jaskirat Kaur

Assist By: Ranjodh Singh

Meethe Chawal / Zarda Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2-3 tablespoons of ghee
  • ½ inch cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 cloves (laung)
  • 3-4 green cardamom (choti elachi)
  • ½ cup sugar or as per taste
  • ¼ teaspoon elachi powder
  • ¼ cup water
  • 10-15 strands of saffron (Kesar) soaked in 1 tablespoon of milk
  • Nuts – cashews, almonds, pistachios, sultanas and sliced coconut

Meethe Chawal / Zarda Recipe Method:

  1. Rinse and soak rice for 30mins.
  2. Add 2 cups of water and just cook (90%) rice for 8-10mins
  3. In a heavy bottom pan, add ghee, once heated add elachi, laung, dalchini and saute till aromatic
  4. Add sugar, and ¼ cup water, elachi powder and Kesar with milk. Cook till sugar dissolves
  5. Add rice, mix well but carefully don’t break rice
  6. Cover and cook till all water evaporates
  7. Add chopped nuts and coconut
  8. Enjoy as a meal or as a dessert

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