Zarda rice is very popular in India, it is a special dish in Mughlai cuisine. on special occasions like EID, people make it and serve it as the main dessert. Rakhi (Raksha Bandhan ) is on Monday, so I will be making zarda rice on this occasion for my son and daughter because this is their favorite dish.
11/2cup basmati rice
1/2tbsp turmeric powder
5-6thread saffron(soak with hot milk)
1tbsp green cardamom powder
8-10 almond(thin sliced)
2tbsp green raisins
3-4tbsp dry roasted thin sliced coconut
- First, soak rice for an hour then drain water from it.Then heat 2 1/2cupswater in a deep pan. add one tbsp turmeric powder and rice.Rice cook to be cooked only 3-4 min not full.
- Heat1 1/2 tbsp ghee in a pan and saute all dry fruits, set aside.
- Heat 4-5tbsp ghee in a heavy pan add cardamom powder, rice, sugar and saute it.cook 5-10 minutes, mix saffron and add half of roasted dry fruits.
- Garnish with remaining dry fruits and roasted sliced dry coconut.
- Serve it