Sweet Rice With Saffron And Nuts ( Zardah Pulao)
The word "zarda" is Persian for yellow, and this yellow rice gets its colour both from saffron as well as food colouring. Fragrant with the aroma of saffron, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom carried through by the buttery ghee, and rich with almonds and pistachios, this is an easy traditional favourite! One of the simplest Indian sweets to experiment with.
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 black cardamom
4 green cardamom
1 '' cinnamon stick
1/2 cup sugar
4 tablespoons milk
a few strands of saffron
yellow food colouring ( optional )
10- 12 almonds ( soaked, peeled and sliced )
10-12 pistachios, ( sliced )
4 tablespoon ghee
Wash rice and soak for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Add saffron strands to milk and keep aside.
In a saucepan on high heat, place drained rice and add 2 cups water to the pan. Bring it to...
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