Zarda Sweet Rice / Meethe Chawal


Easy to make

Royal Dessert

Aromatic and Delicious

Main Ingredients

Basmati Rice






Green Cardamom

Sliced Almonds

Step 1

Start the instant pot in Sauté mode and heat ghee in it. Add cashews, sliced almonds and raisins. Saute for a minute while stirring until they turn golden brown in color. Remove the nuts and raisins in a bowl and set aside.

Step 2

In the remaining ghee in the pot, add cardamom, cloves and cinnamon. Saute  for 30 seconds as their aroma releases. Add the rinsed rice and toast gently for 2 minutes stirring constantly.

Step 3

Add sugar, saffron milk, and water. Press Cancel and close lid with vent in sealing position. Set the instant pot in pressure cook (manual) mode for 4 minutes at high pressure. When the instant pot beeps, do a 5 minute NPR. 

Step 4

Open the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.

Step 5

Now add the toasted cashews, almonds and raisins. Add the desiccated coconut if using. Mix gently.

 And it's ready!

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