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Zarda Sweet Saffron Rice

Zarda Sweet Saffron Rice
Prep Time
2 Hours + 10 Mins
Cook Time

40 Mins

Zarda is the traditional Pakistani dessert made of rice cooked in sugar syrup. This zarda recipe has dried whole milk in it.
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  • Sehla rice (soaked) 2 cup
  • Sugar 1 cup
  • Dried whole milk 250 gm
  • Compote 100 gm
  • Clarified butter 6 tbsp
  • Cinnamon 3 sticks
  • Cloves 5
  • Yellow food coloring 1 pinch
  • Screwpine few drops
  • Dried fruit as required

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Cooking Directions

  1. Put a cup of water in a pot and add 1 cup sugar to it.

  2. Cook it on high flame for 5-7 minutes to make sugar syrup.

  3. Heat clarified butter in a separate pot, add cinnamon and cloves to it.

  4. When it starts to give a fragrance, add rice that has been socked for at least 2 hours and equal amount of water.

  5. Cover the pot with a lid.

  6. When rice starts to dry, add sugar syrup and half the dried whole milk.

  7. Add half the compote and a few drops of screwpine to the rice.

  8. Cover the pot with a lid.

  9. Add food coloring.

  10. When the sugar syrup starts to dry, cover tightly and cook on very low steam for 10 minutes.

  11. Take Zarda out in a dish, garnish with the remaining dried whole milk, compote and dried fruits before serving.

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