Mar 29, 2016
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  • Rice 3 cups
  • Ghee 1 cup
  • Milk 1 cup
  • Cloves 4
  • Ashrafiyaan few
  • Finely chopped almonds 10
  • Finely chopped pistachios 10
  • Small cardamom 6-8
  • Sugar 2-1/2 cups
  • Yellow color 1/2 tsp
  • Water as required


  1. Soak rice.
  2. Heat water in big pot and put soaked rice, 3 cloves and 3-4 small cardamom.
  3. When rice boils till half done, drain water and dry it nicely.
  4. Now put rice on large platter and mix yellow color and milk.
  5. Also add almonds, pistachios, sugar and ashrafiyaan.
  6. Then heat ghee and put remaining cloves and cardamom.
  7. When aroma comes, add rice, stir it, cover it and keep on high flame for 5 minutes.
  8. Then put pot on tawa and low flame after few minutes.
  9. Zarda is ready.

Zarda is traditional South Asian sweet rice dish. It is commonly served in parties in Pakistan. It is prepared with rice, milk, nuts and ashrafiyaan.

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