Pineapple Zarda | How to make Pineapple Zarda

By Lata Lala  |  22nd May 2017  |  
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About Pineapple Zarda Recipe

Zarda is a traditional dish which is mainly prepared in weddings in the north Indian Muslim communities. i have infused pineapple into zarda to make it more interesting. So, the sweetened pulao is here for you.

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Pineapple Zarda

Ingredients to make Pineapple Zarda

  • 1 Cup - rice, Basmati
  • 11/4 Cups - pineapple juice
  • 1 Bowl - pineapple cut into chunks
  • 1/2 Cup - sugar
  • 2 spoons - clarified butter/ghee
  • 2 sticks - cinnamon
  • 4 - Green cardamom
  • 3-4 - cloves
  • 1 Cup - water
  • saffron strands
  • 2 spoons - Milk to soak saffron
  • 2 drops - Yellow food color
  • 2 drops - Kevada water
  • Few drops of lemon juice
  • Pinch of saffron
  • pistachios, cashews, raisins & almonds - Handful

How to make Pineapple Zarda

  1. Add saffron in warm milk. Set aside.
  2. Add 1 cup of pineapple juice with 1 cup of water. Add yellow food color and boil.
  3. Add soaked rice to this and sprinkle few drops of lemon and cook until rice is 90% done. This would make rice flower for zarda.
  4. Drain the rice and spread in a thali, so that rice does not stick to each other.
  5. In a separate pan, put ghee. Put all the dry fruits, fry and keep them aside. Now in that same pan in ghee, add cinnamon, cardamom and cloves. Saute it.
  6. Now add remaining Pineapple juice & sugar. Add a cup of pineapple chunks, Cook till pineapple softens.
  7. Now add drained rice to this, sprinkle saffron milk & kevada water and mix well on low heat. Cover with aluminium foil and cook it on dum, till it is cooked and grains of rice are khila hua. Once liquid is dried, turn off stove.
  8. Remove the foil. Garnish with dry fruits. Serve hot with chunks of pineapple.

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