Zarda (sweet yellow rice)

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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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)

  • Soak rice for 1 hour. Boil the rice with food colour.
  • 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.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and fry cardamom for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add sugar and 2 tsp water. Boil until sugar dissolves.
  • Now, add rice, khoya and enough water and cook on a high flame till the excess water evaporates.
  • Cover and cook for 5 minutes on slow fire.
  • Add dry fruits and again cover for 2-3 minutes or till cooked.