April 16, 2014

ZARDA PULAO

Ingredients:
Rice - 250 gms
Ghee - 115 gm
Cloves - 6
Kishmish - 30 gms
Pista - 30 gms
Almonds - 30 gms
Saffron - 1/4 tsp
Kewra essence - 5-6 drops
Green cardamom - 8
Sugar - 230 gms
Silver leaves - 3-4

Method:

  • Wash and soak rice for half an hour. Also wash and soak kishmish in sufficient water adding a teaspoonful of sugar.
  • Heat the ghee, add cloves, cardamom and stir. Add rice and fry for 5 minutes. Add enough water, cover and cook till rice is almost done.
  • Add sugar and saffron and cook till they are fully dissolved.
  • Add half of the blanched almonds, pista, soaked kishmish and kewra essence.
  • Cover and cook in very low flame for 15 -20 minutes. 
  • Decorate with silver leaves and sprinkle the remaining shredded almonds and pista over it.
  • Serve hot.


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