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Sweet Zarda with Orange Juice Recipe

Sweet Zarda with Orange Juice is a popular Indian Dessert
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On :
Thursday, 23 March, 2017
Category :
Festive Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
Difficulty :
Easy
Servings :
Serves 4
RATINGs :
Rated 5 based on 100 votes
5

Ingredients

  • 2 cups - basmati Rice
  • 2 cups - Sugar
  • 2.5 cups - hot water
  • 1.5 cup - fresh Orange juice
  • 4 - cardamoms, whole
  • 4 - cloves, whole
  • 1 inch piece - cinnamon, halved
  • 1 tbsp - Raisins
  • 2 tbsp - blanched almonds, slivered
  • 2 tsp - pistachios, slivered
  • 1/2 tsp - Saffron strands
  • 1 tbsp - hot Milk
  • 1 - Lemon juice extracted
  • 2 tbsp - Ghee
  • How to Make Sweet Zarda with Orange Juice:

    1. Wash and soak basmati rice for 15 mins.
    2. Drain rice in a colander and keep it aside.
    3. Heat ghee in a large, heavy or non-stick pan.
    4. Add the spices and allow to splutter.
    5. Add rice and stir very gently for half a minute.
    6. Add hot water and lemon juice.
    7. Cover and cook till the rice is half cooked.
    8. Add orange juice and let it cook further.
    9. Each grain should be separate but not mushy.
    10. Dissolve saffron in hot milk, by rubbing into it.
    11. Add sugar, raisins, 3/4 almonds and saffron to the rice.
    12. Cover securely and cook till rice is properly cooked.
    13. Stir gently, and allow any extra moisture present to evaporate.
    14. Garnish with remaining almonds, pistas and serve warm.




     

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