No one can take away our love for traditional Indian food, especially, sweets. We absolutely love all kinds of mithais or any dish that has that soul-soothing sweet taste! Take, for instance, zarda pulao! It is one of those recipes we make at various festivals or special occasions. The sweet taste and grainy texture of rice mixed with dry fruits and saffron just melt in our mouths in every bite. This dish, also called meethe chawal, is supposed to have been introduced to the Indian subcontinent by the Mughals. The name 'Zarda Pulao' is said to be derived from the Persian word 'Zard,' which directly translates to yellow, referring to the colour of the dish.
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For making this dish, you usually require rich ingredients like dry fruits, saffron and sugar with rice. But often, many of us struggle with getting that perfect sweet taste. So, if you are looking for an easy recipe with which you can master this dish, Chef Kunal Kapur has just what you need! Chef Kunal took to Instagram to post his version of zarda pulao. Here he makes use of leftover sugar syrup, among other ingredients.
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In the video he uploaded, he first added two tablespoons of ghee in a pan. Then he added almonds, chopped cashews, raisins, melon seeds, turmeric powder and roasted them lightly. Once that was done, he threw in sugar syrup and boiled it. Next, he added washed and soaked rice. He cooked the rice for 10 minutes without covering it. When the rice was cooked, you can see him scooping out delicious fresh zarda pulao! Watch the entire making of this delicacy by Chef Kunal Kapur here:
So, what are you waiting for? Make this delicious and sweet delicacy with this easy-to-follow recipe! Make this on any occasion and impress your family. In the comments below, let us know how this zarda pulao turned out for you.