Monday, April 15, 2013

Zarda - Sweet Saffron Rice

I need to give a break to my traditional Rajasthani dishes i have been showcasing since a week in my space for  blogging marathon. For the last day of blogging marathon with traditional dishes as theme, am posting here a delicious traditional Kashmiri sweet dish with rice. This Zarda is a sweet saffron rice dessert in which rice is cooked with sugar syrup,milk,saffron and nuts. Muslim community named it as Zarda eventhough this dish is well known as Meethe chawal in North India.

Obviously this dish is a fantabulous and royal treat for peoples whoever loves sweet rice.Srivalli challenged this Zarda for this month's Indian Cooking Challenge and this dish is suggested by Vaishali.Thanks to both, seriously i loved this flavourful dessert and a prefect feast for my sweet tooth. If you are bored of usual sweet rice, dont forget to give a trial to this rich Zarda, am sure you will definitely love this.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#27.


2cup Basmati rice (even long grain rice works wonder)
1cup Sugar
1/2cup Milk
3nos Cloves
2inch Cinnamon stick
3nos Green cardamoms
3tsp Ghee
6nos Pistachios
6nos Almonds
Saffron strands (few)
Pinch yellow food colour
Handful of tutti fruity (i skipped it)

Wash and soak the rice for 15minutes..

In a pan,make a sugar syrup with sugar covered with enough water.

In a heavy bottomed pan, heat the ghee, add the cinnamon,cloves and cardamom, fry for few minutes.

Add immediately the drained rice and 2cups of water..

Once the water starts drying add the sugar syrup,milk,yellow food colour and saffron strands, cover and cook in simmer.

Heat a tsp of ghee and roast half of the nuts, add it to the cooking rice.

Once the rice is cooked, put off the stove.

Garnish it with remaining nuts and serve.


57 comments:

  1. Awesome! flavorful, yummy looking saffron rice. Loving it.

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  2. looks perfect sis goona to try this...lovely color :)

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  3. very yummy dessert aks...love the click...

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  4. Wow what a lovely colour and presentation Priya..so glad you liked it..

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  5. wow very colourful rice...loking yummyyyyyy...

    mjaayka

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  6. The Zarda looks lovely and I am so glad you enjoyed the challenge.

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  7. Wow love it simplicity and beautiful colour...

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  8. Aha tat looks super delicious :) Am waiting to try this one.. :) Nice presentation akka :)

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  9. lipsmacking dessert.nice presentation

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  10. Delicious inviting and colourful rice.Awesome clicks.. Thanks for sharing Priya :-)

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  11. like the presentation :) love this rice anytime..

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  12. Love the color and looks yumm, i hardly make any indian sweets as ther eis never anyone to eat than me.

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  13. That's like the dessert fit for kings...i've never had sweet rice like this. should try it sometime.

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  14. very tempting rice,looks yummy!!!

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  15. Lovely and irresistible Zarda.....

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  16. Lovely and irresistible Zarda.....

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  17. zarda looks really yummy and rich.. like its color.. :)

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  18. who can stop liking this superb dish.

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  19. Sounds yum, love the first pic...bookmarking this recipe :-)

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  20. That looks delicious... very unique.

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  21. wow ..it looks fab ...so tempting

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  22. Like the color of this rice dessert. Have heard abt this from my mulim friends. looks yumm and cliks are cute..

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  23. Lovely colour and the recipe sounds so good Priya. I must try it out sometime :)

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  24. We call this dish Tehri in Sindhi..had posted it recently too..lovely flavourful dish..

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  25. SAffron based dishes are awesome. I enjoy them a lot and the Zaeda looks colorful and delicious.

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  26. We call it meethe chawal n just made it for Baisakhi

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  27. love the color and looks rich and tasty..

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  28. Simple and tasty, right? I liked it too..

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  29. Looks absolutely smashing. Color of the rice is amazing and tempting too. :)

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  30. OMG! Can't take off my eyes from your super click Priya akka. Yummy and very flavourful dessert.

    today's post:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/04/rava-semolina-idli.html

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  31. Rich and nutty, perfect for celebrations.

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  32. Perfectly made, Priya! So nice and colorful...

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  33. This is in my to do list for such a long time, again good presentation, love the colour..everything..slurp

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  34. Lovely.. Looks perfect & yummy !!

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  35. Lovely color & delicious looking zarda, very tempting.

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  36. Nice bright yellow color.. look tasty

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  37. Awesome. I love it. So yummy and delicious.

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  38. Lovely presentation. Zarda looks perfect.

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  39. Saffron rice is nice and rich and full of awesome flavor. Stunner

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  40. Enjoyed making it for BM. Your looks nice :)

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  41. never tried sweet rice.. so skeptical as to how it will be.. looks so flavorful and delicious..
    Sowmya
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  42. love the beautiful colour!!I liked cooking zarda too.

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