Shahi Zarda

Shahi Zarda on Eid Special menu. #HappyCookingToYou #EidMubarak

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  • Boiling water as required
  • Chawal (Rice) sella ½ kg (soaked)
  • Namak (Salt) ¼ tsp
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 4
  • Laung (Cloves) 6
  • Zarda ka rang (Yellow food color) 1 tsp
  • Doodh (Milk) ½ Cup
  • Cheeni (Sugar) 1 & ½ Cups
  • Ghee ½ Cup
  • Laung (Cloves) 6
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 4
  • Badam (Almonds) 20-25
  • Pista (Pistachio) chopped 20-25
  • Narial (Coconut) sliced ¼ Cup
  • Kishmish (Raisins) 2 tbs
  • Khoya 150 gms
  • Khoya 350 gms
  • Ashrafiyan ¼ Cup
  • Gulab janum
  • Cham cham


In boiling water,add rice,salt,green cardamom,cloves and mix.

Add yellow food color,mix and boil until rice are ¾ th done then strain & set aside.

In saucepan,add milk,sugar and mix well,bring it to boil and cook until sugar is dissolved & set aside.

In pot,add ghee and let it melt,add cloves,green cardamom and mix.

Add almonds,pistachios,coconut and mix well.

Add raisins and fry for 2 minutes then take out half quantity of nuts and reserve for garnishing.

Now pour milk syrup,mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add khoya and mix well.

Add boiled rice,mix well and cook on low flame until dries up (approx.5-6 minutes).

Add khoya and ashrafiyan,cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Take out in a serving dish,add zarda and garnish with fried nuts,gulab janum,cham cham & serve!

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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