Zarda (sweet rice) | How to make Zarda (sweet rice)

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Bysafiya Khan
Created on 13th May 2017
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About Zarda (sweet rice)

This is traditional Persian dish which is now popular in all over India specially in Lucknow. I have made this little sweet and little tangy.

Zarda (sweet rice), a succulent delicacy which is famous all over the world. Zarda (sweet rice) is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the overflow of flavours, Zarda (sweet rice) has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by safiya Khan is the perfect one to try at home for your family. It's a get together at home and you realise that you want to make a Zarda (sweet rice), just the perfect situation when you realise that you need to know how to make the perfect Zarda (sweet rice). So, at that time you can try out this delicious recipe by safiya Khan. The recipe of Zarda (sweet rice)is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using a few ingredients. The time taken while preparing Zarda (sweet rice) is 15.0. This recipe of Zarda (sweet rice) is perfect to serve 4. Zarda (sweet rice) is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or night party at home. And do remember that be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love it. So do try it next time!

  • Prep Time5mins
  • Cook Time15mins
  • Serves4People
Zarda (sweet rice)

Ingredients to make Zarda (sweet rice)

  • Long Grain Rice - 1 Cup
  • Sugar - 1 Cup
  • Orange - 1, finely chopped
  • Ghee - 50 gm
  • Cashews - 8 to 10
  • Raisins - 6 to 7
  • Cardamom Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Saffron soaked in milk - 1 teaspoon
  • Orange food colour - A pinch

How to make Zarda (sweet rice)

  1. Add water, rice, food color, saffron in cooker and cook till one whistle. Turn the gas off and release pressure immediately, strain the rice in strainer.
  2. In same cooker add ghee and saute cashews and raisins for a while. Add 1/2cup water and sugar, orange and cardamom powder. Add rice and close the lid till one whistle.
  3. Zarda is done. Garnish with dry fruits and pomegranate pearls.
My Tip: If you don't have orange you can use pineapple or lemon as well for the tangy taste.

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