Sunday, October 13, 2013


There are some things that our elders pass on to us, and we will some day pass on to our children.  It is not necessary that it is riches and materialistic things, these can be things that hold no value monetarily but have a lot value for us. 

My today's recipe is something like that.  I had never had Meethe Chawal or Zarda ever before getting married, but it is a recipe my Mother in Law makes a lot and serves as quick snack or a great way to use left over rice, or maybe just made into a great dessert.  Kids love these yellow rice and so do adults. 

I am sharing this recipe with you now.

Ingrdients :-

1 cup of cooked rice (preferably a little undercooked)
1/4 tspn - yellow food colour (liquid)
1/2 tspn - cardamom powder
1 tbspn - chironji
1 tbspn - desicated coconut
a big pinch saffron diluted in warm milk for about 2 minutes
1 tbspn - ghee (essential)
1/4 cup - sugar
1 tbspn - raisins / kishmish
2 tbspn - finely chopped almonds 

Method :-

In a kadhai / wok put the ghee
Put in the sugar and add 1/4 cup of water and let it melt (if you are using completely cooked rice reduce the water to minimum just enough to melt the sugar)
To this add the yellow colour, cardamom powder
Quickly put in the rice and the saffron milk and mix well
Now let the rice cook completely by putting lid on the kadai
Put in the rest of the ingredients, raisins, coconut, chironji and the almonds

You can increase or decrease the quantity of sugar as per your taste


Priya Suresh said...

Wat an irresistible sweet rice,just irresistible.

Sangeetha M said...

wow..this sounds interesting and delicious rice recipe, will try it sometime for my kids..thanks for sharing!

Suja Manoj said...

Tempting rice,never tried this way, will surely try this.

Nilu A said...

Lovely dish Shella... Liked the addition of chironji and dessicated coconut.. Also, please collect your Versatile blogger award from me,