Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sweet Saffron Rice(Meethe Chawal)

Sweet saffron rice is very easy to make and taste great with any meal.The combination of sugar,ghee
Cardamom,dry fruits and saffron flavor makes this sweet rice very tempting and delicious.

  • Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Sugar-1/2 cup
  • Ghee-2 tbsp
  • Milk-3/4 cup
  • Saffron-1/4 tsp
  • Green cardamom- 2 to3
  • Orange or yellow color-a pinch(optional)
  • Dry fruits-3tbsp(raisin,cashew,almonds,coconut)

Soak the saffron in warm milk.
Wash and soak rice for 15 to 20 minutes.
Heat 4 cups of water when water starts boiling add cardamom and soaked rice.
Cook until rice get 80% cooked not fully cooked.
Drain the excess water and spread the rice in plate.
In a separate pan add ghee roast the almonds,cashew,pistachios,raisin and coconut.
Now add saffron milk,sugar, color and rice,mix well and cover and cook on slow heat until the milk is absorbed completely or rice has cooked.
Fluff the rice with fork.serve warm or cold.
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  1. This is my dad's favorite dish. Miss him, have to tell mom to make for him.

  2. have eaten it a long time back .have to try it .nice recipe bhawna

  3. Nice dish. Have heard about this but never tried it. Looks very nice and colourful.

  4. Looks very delicious. I have tasted this one or two times; love it,

  5. looks very delicious... Easy to make too..

  6. I've heard a lot about meethe chawal, should try them now :)

  7. is this the same as zarda? whatever it is, looks really yum...

  8. this is my favorite. There was a sindhi aunty near my house and she used to make this and send for me:) nostalgic :(...
    Thanks for this sweet entry at my event:-)

  9. O my.. so beautiful the color.. no wonder the color from saffron is appealing, not only color even the flavor! Perfect

  10. Wanted to make this from a long time.... hopefully will make it soon... This one looks lovely, perfectly made

  11. Saffron rice looks divine...mouth watering here.


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