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zarda pulao recipe with video and step by step photos – meethe chawal or zarda pulao is a fragrant sweet pulao made with rice, dry fruits and saffron. the typical zarda pulao has a yellow color in the cooked rice grains. this color is got by using yellow food color. in this recipe, i have used saffron to get yellow color and not used any artificial colors. zarda pulao is so called as the word ‘zard’ means ‘yellow color’ in persian and urdu language.
zarda pulao is made during festive occasions in our home. this is my mother in law’s recipe and this time when we made zarda pulao, we took video and pics too. the method shared here is easy and not difficult.
there are many variations of zarda pulao made in india as well as in neighboring countries like bangladesh and pakistan. what i am sharing here is how we make zarda pulao at home and it may not fit in the authentic recipe tag.
this zarda pulao recipe gives a really delicious pulao and will be loved by both grown ups and kids. there are various dry fruit and nuts that you can add in the pulao. i have used a mix of cashews, almonds and pistachios. raisins are also added. so do add raisins if you have them. i did not have raisins, hence could not add them.
serve zarda pulao as a sweet snack or a dessert. the recipe can be doubled or tripled.
if you are looking for more rice recipes then do check saffron rice, jaggery rice, kashmiri pulao, cashew pulao and sweet pongal recipe.
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meethe chawal recipe | zarda pulao recipe
zarda pulao is a fragrant sweet pulao made with rice, dry fruits and saffron.
- ½ cup basmati rice
- 1 cup water for pressure cooking rice
- 3 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
- ¾ teaspoon green cardamom powder (choti elaichi powder)
- ½ cup sugar