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Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time

40 - 45 Mins

As Desired
Rich zarda is traditional sweet rice dish. Milk solid, murabba and dry fruits are enhancing its taste more. Prepare with weekend meal and enjoy with family.
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Source:  Chef Gulzar Hussain in Cooking Show Live@9 on Masala Cooking TV Channel
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  • Rice 2 cups
  • Sugar ½ cup
  • Milk solid 250 gm
  • Murabba 100 gm
  • Ghee 6 tbsp
  • Cinnamon Sticks 2 - 3
  • Cloves 4 - 5
  • Yellow Food Color Pinch
  • Kwera Essence few drop
  • Dry Fruit as required

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Cooking Directions

  1. In a pan take water and sugar and make syrup.

  2. In another pan put ghee and heat it.

  3. Put cinnamon, and clove and when it starts smelling then add rice in it and water of the same volume.

  4. Close the lid.

  5. When the water starts drying then add sugar syrup in it and half milk solid followed by green and red murrabba and a few drops of kewra.

  6. Mix all the contents and cover the dish.

  7. When the water starts drying add yellow food color in it and leave to cook.

  8. Garnish it with milk solid, murrabba and your favorite dry fruits.

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Comments posted by users for Zarda recipe:

  1. Dear Govind, yes solid milk is khoya. You need to add fried nuts and soaked Munakka/ Kishmish at the end when you will give it dum or use as garnish.

    on Sep 28 2015 5:27AM Report Abuse KP SUPPORT TEAM
  2. 1. What is Milk solid ? Is it Khoya / Mawa2. In a muslim friend's home Zarda served had lot of dry fruits, Cashew and Walnuts were lightly fried, whereas Munakka/ Kishmish were soaked in milk. My question is as to at what stage these are to be added.

    on Sep 24 2015 11:02AM Report Abuse GOVIND
  3. How much water 4 s.syrup

    on Nov 22 2014 11:40PM Report Abuse ALIA

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