Zarda Sweet Saffron Rice
Basmati - 2 cups
Sugar - 1 cup
Pistachio (chopped) - 6 to 8
Almond (chopped) - 6 to 8
Candied fruits/ murabba / Tutti fruity - handful
Cloves - 3
Cinnamon - 2"
Oil or Ghee - 3 tsp
Green cardamoms - 4 to 6
Milk - 1/2 cup
Yellow Food Color Pinch
Saffron Strands few
How to make Zarda:
Wash and soak the basmati rice for 15 mins.
In a pan take sugar and enough water to cover, make syrup. Keep it aside.
Soak the saffron in warm milk, keep it aside.
In another pan put ghee and heat it. Add cinnamon, clove, and cardamom and when it starts smelling then add drained rice and 1 cup of water.
When the water starts drying then add milk, yellow colour. Cover and cook in simmer. Finally, add sugar syrup.
Roast all the dry fruits in ghee and add half of the roasted nuts to the pan.
When the rice is cooked, remove and garnish with rest of the nuts, Tutti fruity.
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