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Zarda Rice(Sweet Rice)

Shashikala Teggi
30 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Zarda Rice(Sweet Rice) RECIPE

Zarda Rice is a Sweet Rice with nuts, raisins & cardamom.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Others
  • Boiling
  • Dessert
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. Basmati rice 1 cup
  2. Orange color 1/8th sp
  3. Haldi 1/8th sp
  4. Sugar 3/4cup (As per your taste)
  5. Ghee 1/4 cup
  6. Cashews 6 count
  7. Almonds 6 count
  8. Raisins 10-15
  9. Cardamom 3
  10. Bay leaves 2
  11. Cinnamon 2
  12. Clove 4
  13. Cardamom powder 1/4 sp
  14. Saffron 1 pinch
  15. Khoya 1/4 cup


  1. Soak saffron in 1/4 cup hot water.Soak rice in a water for one hour. Drain.
  2. Heat water in a deep pan. Add haldi,orange colour and bring it to a boil. Add rice and let it come to a boil again.Reduce heat and let the rice cook till it is three fourths done.
  3. Heat ghee in a pan and saute bay leaves, cardamom, cinnamon, cashew nuts,almonds and raisins till golden. Add 1/2cup water, saffron water, sugar and bring it to a boil.
  4. Add rice cook it until the water dries up.Add khoya cardamom powder and cover the pan and cook on low flame for further 15 minutes.Mix gently and serve hot.

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