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Meethe Chawal (Sweet Rice)


Nov 01, 2016

PREPARATION TIME

COOKING TIME

SERVES

2-4

PREPARATION LEVEL

Easy

INGREDIENTS

    Long Grain Basmati Rice - 1 cup
    Sugar - 1 cup
    Saffron - 2 pinch
    Yellow food color - 1 pinch
    Ghee - 2 tbsp
    Chironji - 2 tbsp
    Almonds - 10-12 ( chopped )
    Cashew nuts - 10-12 ( chopped )
    Raisins - 2 tbsp
    Cardamom - 4-5 ( crushed )
    Black cardamom - 2 ( crushed )
    Cloves - 8-10
    Milk - 1 cup
    Rose water - ½ tsp

DIRECTIONS

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.

Method:

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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