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ZARDA PULAO

Ingredients:
Basmati rice -1 cup
Almonds - 10 (blanched and sliced)
Green cardamom- 4 (crushed)
Raisins - 1 1/2 tbsp
Saffron - 1/4 tsp
Hot milk- 1 tbsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Sugar - 3/4  cup
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Khoya - 1/2 cup (grated)

Method:

  • Half boil the rice and drain the excess water. Dry a little.
  • Soak saffron in hot milk.
  • Heat ghee and fry almonds and rice for a few minutes.
  • Add milk, sugar, sat, raisins and cardamoms.
  • Put the lid on and allow to cook on a slow flame till rice is tender.
  • Sprinkle saffron milk and put live embers on top and bottom of pan.
  • Leave for 20 minutes and serve garnished with khoya on top.



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