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:

Swasthi Blank said... Reply To This Comment

lovely colorful rice Priya

Vidya Chandrahas said... Reply To This Comment

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

Saranya Balaji said... Reply To This Comment

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

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

Wow loos so tempting Priya...
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Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Reply To This Comment

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

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priya Anandakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Nice flavorful and perfect rice...

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely colour,looks so nice!!

my world said... Reply To This Comment

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

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Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

lovely zarda!! wonderful clicks

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! super,looks yum..

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Premas Culinary said... Reply To This Comment

Wow love it simplicity and beautiful colour...

Amrita Roy said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy superb sweet dish..

Divya Pramil said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sharanya palanisshami (sara's TASTY BUDS) said... Reply To This Comment

Flavorful sweet pulov sis .........

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

lipsmacking dessert.nice presentation

Nilu A said... Reply To This Comment

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

PT said... Reply To This Comment

like the presentation :) love this rice anytime..

Treatntrick Treat and Trick said... Reply To This Comment

New to me, looks fabulous...

Finla said... Reply To This Comment

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

Anisha Ranjit said... Reply To This Comment

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

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

very tempting rice,looks yummy!!!

nayana said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely and irresistible Zarda.....

nayana said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely and irresistible Zarda.....

Laxmi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Latha Madhusudhan said... Reply To This Comment

who can stop liking this superb dish.

spicyrecipes said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious..colorful rice

Suchi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

That looks delicious... very unique.

divya said... Reply To This Comment

wow ..it looks fab ...so tempting

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

looks delicious and mouthwatering

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

yummy rice

Uma Ramanujam said... Reply To This Comment

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

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Very flavorful..

Priya Elias said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

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

Srimathi Mani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shella said... Reply To This Comment

We call it meethe chawal n just made it for Baisakhi

Saraswathi Tharagaram said... Reply To This Comment

love the color and looks rich and tasty..

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Dhanish Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sanoli Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

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

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Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Rich and nutty, perfect for celebrations.

Rajani S said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shanavi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Chitz said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely.. Looks perfect & yummy !!

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely color & delicious looking zarda, very tempting.

Preeti Garg said... Reply To This Comment

Nice bright yellow color.. look tasty

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome. I love it. So yummy and delicious.

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely presentation. Zarda looks perfect.

Pallavi Purani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suchi Sm said... Reply To This Comment

yuumy sweet rice....

Padmajha PJ said... Reply To This Comment

Enjoyed making it for BM. Your looks nice :)

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

never tried sweet rice.. so skeptical as to how it will be.. looks so flavorful and delicious..
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veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

love the beautiful colour!!I liked cooking zarda too.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Colorful and yummy rice.