Zarda | How to make Zarda

By Sanuber Ashrafi  |  10th Mar 2017  |  
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About Zarda Recipe

Sweet Rice Zarda pulav

Zarda is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Zarda has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Sanuber Ashrafi is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Zarda recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Zarda is 10 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 15 minutes. This is recipe of Zarda is perfect to serve 4 people. Zarda is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Zarda. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Zarda by commenting on this page below!


Ingredients to make Zarda

  • Long grain Basmati rice - 2 cup
  • sugar - 300 gm
  • saffron - 1 tsp
  • Milk - 1 tbsp
  • cashews - 1 tbsp
  • raisins - 1 tbsp
  • ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Tutti frutti - 1 tbsp
  • Khoya - 100 gm
  • water - 4 cups
  • Green cardamom - 2

How to make Zarda

  1. Wash and drain Basmati rice.
  2. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker.
  3. Put green Cardamom in it.
  4. Put washed Basmati Rice in it and fry for 2 or 3 minutes.
  5. Add 3 and 1/2 cup water and close the lid.
  6. After 1 whistle switch off the flame.
  7. In another pan make Sugar syrup from 3/4 cup water and sugar.
  8. Soak Saffron in Milk.
  9. Add Saffron milk in sugar syrup.
  10. Fry Cashews and Raisins in ghee and keep aside.
  11. Open the lid of cooker.
  12. Add Fried Cashews, Raisins and khoya.
  13. Close the lid and keep cooker on flame.
  14. When it reaches full pressure switch off the flame.
  15. Open the lid and place Zarda in a plate or bowl.
  16. Garnish with Some Cashews and Tuti fruti.
  17. Enjoy Zarda.

My Tip:

Can use yellow food colour instead of saffron.

Reviews for Zarda (1)

shanti chawla3 years ago

wow..looks so good

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