Desserts

Zarda

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Zarda

Course: DessertDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

45

minutes
Calories

235

kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Kg rice presoaked

  • 800 gms. to 1 kg sugar (as per taste)

  • ¼ tsp. yellow food color

  • 2-3 tbs. oil

  • Dry fruit-raisins (Kishmish), pistachio (Pistay), almonds (Badam)

  • 10-12 cloves (Laung)

  • 8-10 green cardamom (Chhoti Ilaichi)

  • ¼ Kg Khoya or cream or ricotta cheese

  • 1/2 tsp. Kewra essence

Directions

  • Soak the rice for at least an hour. In pot add water till half full.
  • Add color, 5-6 cloves and 4-5 ilaichi, boil and add rice.
  • When the rice is almost cooked then drain and keep aside.
  • In oil add rest of the cloves and ilaichi and fry on low heat.
  • Add the well drained rice and sugar.Mix well, cover and cook for a few minutes on low heat.
  • Add khoya and dry fruits and mix.
  • Before removing from heat add kewra.

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