Zarda (sweet rice)

Zarda (sweet rice)

Recipe by NaeemCourse: DessertCuisine: Indian, pakistanDifficulty: Medium


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Zarda is a traditional boiled sweet rice dish.zarda is usually made using the red,green,yellow food coloring and garnished with almond,pista,coconut.where as the zarda is made using various toppings including dry nut,khoya,chum chum.


  • Rice (sella) 1 cup (soaked for 4 hours)

  • Ghee 1/2 cup

  • Green cardamom 4-5

  • Cloves 4-5

  • Sugar 12 tbsp or to taste

  • Kewra essence 1 tsp

  • Salt 1 pinch

  • Red food color 1/4 tsp

  • Green food color 1/4 tsp

  • Almond sliced

  • Pistachio sliced

  • Coconut (narial) sliced

  • Khoya 1/2 cup

  • Chum chum as your required

  • Water 8 cup


  • Take a pot,add water,salt and boiled it and then add soaked rice and stir it and boiled it cook until rice are 90% done.after that strainer it and dry it.
  • In 2 bowls,add 1/8 cup of boiled rice in each bowl,add red food color,green food color,mix well and set aside.
  • In pot,add ghee and let it melt,add almond,pista,coconut,cloves,green cardamom fry the nut until golden color.
  • Add remaining boiled rice and mix well.
  • Add sugar,mix well and cook until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add kewra water,mix well and then cover and cook for 15 minutes to low flame.
  • Add green colored rice,red colored rice cover and simmer on low flame for 8-10 minutes.
  • Garnish with,dry nuts,khoya,chum chum and serve.

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