How to make Zafrani Meetha Chawal - Rice cooked with dry fruits, sugar and flavoured with saffron. A delightful dessert!

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Basmati rice (बासमती चावल), Saffron

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Zafrani Meetha Chawal

Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

For more recipes related to Zafrani Meetha Chawal checkout Jeera Rice, Jodhpuri Vegetable Pulao, Vegetable Biryani, Erra Sadam . You can also find more Rice recipes like Dalimbi Bhaat, Dal Khichdi, Tomato Sabzi Pulao, Bahala Bhath.

Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Zafrani Meetha Chawal Recipe

  • Basmati rice 1 1/2 cups

  • Saffron a pinch

  • Ghee 4 tablespoons

  • Cashewnuts 12

  • Raisins 25-30

  • Nutmeg powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Almonds slivered 20

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Sugar 1/2 cup


Step 1

Soak rice in just enough water to cover it for an hour. Drain.

Step 2

Heat ghee in a deep pan and gently sauté cashewnuts and raisins. Add grated nutmeg, rice and sauté gently for two to three minutes.

Step 3

Add slivered almonds and mix. Add two and one fourth cups of water and bring it to a boil.

Step 4

Add saffron, cardamom powder and mix. Add sugar and mix.

Step 5

Cover and cook over low heat for ten minutes.

Step 6

Serve hot.