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Zarda is a traditional dish which is mainly prepared in weddings in the north Indian Muslim communities. Learn the recipe of Zarda by vahchef.

So, the sweetened pulao is here for you. Prepare it at home by following this easy recipe.

About Recipe

How to make Zarda

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Prep time
15 mins
Cook time
15 mins
Total time
30 mins
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : BASMATI RICE
Servings : 0 persons
Published date : November 22, 2016

Ingredients used in Zarda
• Basmati rice - 4 cups.
• Sugar - 4 cups.
• Raisin - 1 tablespoon.
• Walnut - 1 tablespoon.
• Almond - 1 tablespoon.
• Grated orange zest - 2 teaspoons.
• Cardamom pods - 10 numbers.
• Heavy cream - 3 tablespoons.
• Vegetable oil - 2 tablespoons.
• Orange food color - 1/4 tea spoon.
• Water - as required.
  • Pre-soak rice in water for atleast 10 to 15 minutes.
  • In a large pot add water, 5 cardamom pods, food color; bring to a boil. Slowly add in rice, reduce heat, cover and simmer until rice is tender, (about 20 minutes).
  • In a large skillet over low heat, fry the remaining 5 cardamom pods in oil for about 2 minutes.
  • Now mixthe cooked, drained rice, and sugar. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and addheavy cream, raisins, walnuts, almonds and orange zest.

Serve hot.

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