Meethe Chawal

I have some sweet memories of Meethe Chawal also called as zarda ,In vacations when we use to visit Punjab I remember my mom cooking it for us . I miss all those moments. I miss Punjab ki dharti.I hope you peep will like it 😉



  • Long grained white rice 250 gm
  • Sugar to taste
  • Green cardamoms (crushed) 4
  • Cinnamon 1″ piece
  • Saffron dissolved in a little milk 1/2 tsp
  • Ghee 4 tbsp
  • Dry fruits chopped finely for garnishing


  1. Soak rice for 1 hour. Then boil it and drain out the water when it is nearly ready.
  2. Heat the ghee and add all the ingredients including sugar and saffron.
  3. Put in 1/2 cup of water to make a syrup of one thread consistency.
  4. When this is done, put in the rice, cover it with a lid and cook on low flame till rice separates and is dry.
  5. Sprinkle dry fruits on top.

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