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Meethe Chawal (Sweetened Yellow Rice)

Meethe-chawal (मीठे चावल)

Meethe-chawal (मीठे चावल)

Meethe Chawal (मीठे चावल) (With 1 Tbsp ghee only) I have made Meethe Chawal (मीठे चावल) of different types, but this is by far the best recipe (Got it from my Aunt, homemade receipe). This recipe is so effortless that even a kid can try his or her hands at it.

Ingredients

• 1 cup basmati rice, washed and drained

• 1 cup sugar

• 2 cups of water

• 2-3 Green Cardamom (Choti Elaichi) or 1/2 tsp elaichi (green cardamom) powder

• 2 Tbsp Milk (For saffron)

• 2-3 Cloves (Long)

• 3-4 saffron threads

• 30 g cashews (Kajju)

• 30 g almonds (Badam)

• 20 g pistachios (Pista)

• 30 g raisins (Kishmis)

• 1 Tbsp ghee

Method

1. Place saffron in a little warm milk and keep aside.

2. Wash and soak rice for 20 minutes. Drain

3. Add ghee in Pan and Fry the Cashews, almonds and keep aside

4. Add Cloves (Long)

5. Add rice, Green Cardamom (Choti Elaichi), and stir

6. Cover the rice with water completely.

7. Add saffron with milk.

8. Add Sugar and cover, Cook on a low flame for 15-20 minutes.

9. When all the water is absorbed, remove from heat and garnish with cashews, almonds, pistachios and raisins.

10. Serve meethe chawal warm for a mouth-watering unique Indian dessert you’ll never forget!

Please remember the saying – “I feel a recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation”. Add kewra water for more delightful taste of Meethe Chawal

Tips for Meethe Chawal (मीठे चावल)

Serve hot.

Cook over low heat If your sugar is big in size then grind and add in the rice.

For Orange Zest take an orange and fine grate the orange part of the peel.

 

Meethe Chawal (मीठे चावल) are specially made on “Basant Panchami or Vasant Panchami”.After 40 days from Basant Panchami or Vasant Panchami there will be Holi. It signifies the beginning of spring season (Vasant Ritu). Vasant is associated with freshness and a new beginning in all spheres of life.

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