Saffron Sweet Rice | How to make Saffron Sweet Rice

By Roop Parashar  |  12th Jul 2016  |  
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About Saffron Sweet Rice Recipe

*Saffron Sweet Rice* Saffron Sweet Rice or yellow sweet rice is a popular dessert which is made with the basmati rice, sugar, saffron, clarified butter and dry fruits. It is also known as Zarda pulao and meethe chawal in punjab and also in other many states of india. You can make this special dish on any famous occasion like Holi, Diwali, Rakshabandhan, Eid or whenever you like to eat this yummy dessert. So let begin to make this yummy sweet rice..and hope you all like it.

Saffron Sweet Rice is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Saffron Sweet Rice is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Saffron Sweet Rice by Roop Parashar will help you to prepare the perfect Saffron Sweet Rice in your kitchen at home. Saffron Sweet Rice needs 10 minutes for the preparation and 25 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Saffron Sweet Rice. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Saffron Sweet Rice. In case you have any questions on how to make the Saffron Sweet Rice you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Roop Parashar. Saffron Sweet Rice will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

Saffron Sweet Rice

Ingredients to make Saffron Sweet Rice

  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 1.5 cup water
  • 2 tblspn clarified butter
  • 2 tblspn milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 piece of cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon of saffron threads
  • 4 whole cloves (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp coarsely crushed green cardamom seeds
  • Few cashews
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tblspn pistachios
  • 1 tblspn almonds
  • 1 tbsp raisins

How to make Saffron Sweet Rice

  1. Chop almonds, cashews, pistachios and roast them dry on medium heat with raisins. Wait until the raisins get puffed and the nuts slightly change color. Set aside.
  2. Soak the rice in water for 15 minutes then put the rice, water, cinnamom stick, and salt in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  3. When the rice comes to boil, reduce the heat to low and cover. Let the rice cook for about 15 minutes.
  4. While rice is cooking, in a separate pan combine milk, butter, sugar, saffron, cloves and cardamom and bring to boil on medium heat, stir until the sugar get dissolved.
  5. Remove from the heat and set aside.Add the nuts mixture and sugar syrup over the rice. Fold gently into the rice with a spoon or spatula gently to avoid mashing the rice.
  6. Put the cover back over the rice and turn the heat on to very low. Let the rice simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  7. Turn the heat off and leave it covered for another few minutes before serving. Now saffron sweet rice are ready to serve, garnish it with safforn and chopped nuts then serve hot.

Reviews for Saffron Sweet Rice (3)

Daman Bedi2 years ago

Can we use pure ghee instead of butter.

Roop Parashar2 years ago


Bindiya Sharma2 years ago

lovely recipe...we used to have this as kids!

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