Shahi zarda

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Shahi zarda:


  • Basmati or pulao Rice: 2cup
  • Sugar: 2cup
  • Ghee: 1/2cup
  • Green Cardamom powder:  1/2tsp
  • Pinapple slices: 1/2cup
  • Mawa: 1/4cup(optional)
  • Raisins : 1/4cup
  • Chopped date: 6pieces
  • Baby gulab jam: 10 pieces
  • Almonds Sliced: 2 tbsp
  • Pistachio Sliced: 2 tbsp
  • Cashew sliced: 2 tbsp
  • Orange (zarda’s color) food color: 1/4tsp
  • kewra water: 1tsp
  • water as needed


Wash and Soak rice in water for half an hour.
Bring water to boil in a large pan, add 1tbsp oil, drained rice, 2 cloves and 3 cardamoms. Cook rice for exactly 8minitues or till 80% done on high flame. Drain with cold water and keep aside.
In a pan heat ghee put pinapple slices, pinch of salt, cardamom powder, chopped nuts, raisins and fry for 1minute.
Then add sugar and 1/4cup water and let it boil.
Then add boiled rice in sugar syrup and mix well. Let it boil for 1 minute.
Then cover and put on dum for 30 minutes.
Then add mawa, Gulabjam, dates, coconut and sprinkle kewra water.
Now it’s done, mix all the ingredients and serve.

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