Saturday, 2 March 2013

Three Colored Zarda


INGREDIENTS :

• BASMATI RICE 1/2 kg

• SUGAR 1/2 kg

• WATER 8cup

• GHEE 1/2cup

• GREEN CARDAMOM 6

• CLOVE 6

• COCONUT SLICES 1/2cup

• KHOYA 1cup

• ALMONDS SLICED 2 tbsp

• PISTACHIO SLICED 2 tbsp

• ASHRAFIS SLICED RED 2 tbsp

• ASHRAFIS SLICED GREEN 2 tbsp

• RED COLOR few drops

• GREEN COLOR few drops

• YELLOW COLOR few drops

How To Cook Three Colored Zarda :

30 min -- 2 to 4 persons
Soak 1/2 kg rice for half an hour, boil 8 cups water with salt, 6 green cardamoms and 6 cloves, add rice and cook till nearly done, drain and keep aside, in a pan put 1/2 cup ghee with 1 cup water and 1/2 kg sugar and cook, stirring until the sugar dissolves and turns into a thick syrup, when the syrup starts to boil add in boiled rice along with 2 tbsp sliced almonds and 2 tbsp sliced pistachios, cover pan and cook on a medium flame, open lid after 5 minutes, when the syrup starts to dry, lower flame add in all the three colors, simmer for 10 minutes, lastly sprinkle 1 cup Khoya and 2 tbsp green and red color ashrafis.

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