Zarda (sweet yellow rice) Recipe

Zarda (sweet yellow rice) is a popular Indian Main
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Thursday, 17 April, 2014
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Serves 4
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  • 1 cup - basmati Rice
  • 2 tbsp - Ghee
  • 1 cup - Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp - Orange colour
  • Some dry fruits and finely chopped Coconut
  • 1 tsp - cardamom, big and small
  • 2 tsp - crumbled khoya
  • Vark (optional)
  • How to Make Zarda (sweet yellow rice):

    1. Soak rice for 1 hour. Boil the rice with food colour.
    2. When it is 1/3 done, drain the water and spread on a clean cloth so that the grains do not stick to each other.
    3. Heat ghee in a pan and fry cardamom for 1-2 minutes.
    4. Add sugar and 2 tsp water. Boil until sugar dissolves.
    5. Now, add rice, khoya and enough water and cook on a high flame till the excess water evaporates.
    6. Cover and cook for 5 minutes on slow fire.
    7. Add dry fruits and again cover for 2-3 minutes or till cooked.


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