Meethe Chawal (Sweet Rice)

Meethe Chawal (Sweet Rice)

This Diwali, Neha will show us how to make, one of her favourite childhood desserts, Meethe Chawal. Follow Neha's easy and simple steps and let's have a sweet Diwali this year.


1. Gently wash the rice and soak in water for 1 hour. Strain. Mix milk, yellow food color, saffron, rose water and sugar in a bowl.

2. Heat 4-5 cups water in a pan. When it comes to a boil, add the soaked rice. Cook till the rice is 80 % done. Strain in a sieve and mix a tsp of ghee in the rice. Keep aside.

3. Heat the remaining ghee in a pan. Add almonds, cashew nuts, chironji and raisins and fry till golden brown. Add cardamom, black cardamom and cloves. Fry for 20 seconds.

4. Add the milk mixture. Bring it to a boil. Simmer the heat and add the rice. Cover and cook on low heat for 10-12 minutes.

5. Fluff the rice with a fork. Serve hot.

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