Lucknow/Awadhi Recipes : Zarda
Zarda is a sweetish rice which has its origins in the Mughal era! A delightful flavorsome dish which tastes amazing!
  1. Wash and soak basamati rice in water for an hour.
  2. In the broad pan boil, water, 1/4 cup of milk along with saffron, cinnamon stick, cardamom pod and bay leaf and pinch of salt.
  3. Drain the soaking rice and add to the boiling mixture. Boil till the rice is about 90% done and fluffy. Drain the water and using a fork gently separate the grains.
  4. In a kadhai, heat 1 tbsp of ghee and roast all the nuts and currants in it. After the nuts are lightly browned, add the tbsp sugar and let it dissolve for a minute.
  5. Add the rice and stir gently. Cook covered for 5 minutes.
  6. Serve hot.
Recipe Notes

This recipe is part of the endeavor to create a collection of recipes of Lucknow/Awadhi Recipes in collaboration with a few bloggers who share the same passion of cooking. All the recipes from #thekitchendivas are pinned on this Pinterest board

Other Lucknow/Awadhi recipes this week from #thekitchendivas.

Sultani Dal from WhiskAffair

Badinjan Burani from Saffron Trail

Matar Ki Kachori from FunFoodFrolic

Vegetarian Shammi Kebab (Chane Ke Kebab) from Archana’s Kitchen


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