Punjabi Shahi Zarda Recipe
Punjabi Shahi Zarda is one of the most colourful and popular dessert in Punjab and also in all over Pakistan . It is cooked dering Eid ul Fitr and on wedding occasions and liked not only by children but also by adults.
Prep time: 60 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes
Saila Rice (Pakki Basmati Rice/Parboiled Rice) , soaked in water 1/2 kg
Sugar 1 and 1/2 cup (300g)
Khoya 1 cup (250g)
Baby Cham Cham (coloured) 250 g
Ashrafi (Coloured) 1/2 cup
Ghee 1/2 cup
Almond (soaked in warm water and skin removed) 20 pieces
Pistachio (soaked in warm water and splited) 20 pieces
Raisin, soaked and washed , 1/4 cup
Coconut slices 1/4 cup
Mace small pieces 6
Cardamom green broken 8
Saffron threads 20
Pure Kewra 3 drops
Yellow Food Colour 2 pinch Directions
Boil soaked rice with yellow food colour in 6-8 glass of water till full tender. Drain and keep aside.
Now in a pan heat ghee, add cardamom green and stir for 2-3 minutes , then add almond, pitachio, raisin, coconut, cloves, mace, sugar, boiled rice and kewra.
Mix well, then sprinkle ashrafi, khoya and saffron on top.
Simmer for 10 minutes, then sprinkle coloured baby cham cham and simmer for another 2 minutes.
Delicious Punjabi Shahi Zarda is ready.
Mix well before serving.
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