Ananas Ka Zarda

45 minutes
Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 30 minutes | Servings: 2

Ingredients

1 tbsp ghee

1 cup pineapple, cut into small cubes

1 cups Basmati Rice, soaked

A pinch of Saffron

¼ cup Ghee

2 Cardamom pods

2 Cloves

½ cup Sugar

2 tbsp Cashew nuts, chopped

½ cup mixed dried fruits, chopped

¼ cup Mawa

Process

  • Heat ghee in a pan, add pineapple pieces and saute it then add a little water, let it cook with closed lid for 3 to 4 minutes until tender. Keep aside until use.
  • Keep a pot filled with water for boiling. Add kesar to it.
  • Using boiling method, cook the rice half done. Drain off excess water and keep aside.
  • Heat ghee in another pot. Add cardamom pods and cloves to it. Saute for a minute.
  • Add in 2-3 ladles of half cooked prepared rice and mix.
  • Now add 1 ladle of sugar and spread it on top of the rice along with little amount of prepared pineapple.
  • Cover this with another layer of rice. Repeat the same for the rest of the rice by making alternative layers of rice, pineapple and sugar.
  • Do not mix it. Cover it with a lid and cook on medium flame for 7-8 minutes.
  • Remove the lid. The sugar crystals will start to melt. Now gently give it a stir and cover again.
  • Meanwhile in a pan, add ghee and roast chopped cashew nuts, almonds and raisins. remove and keep aside.
  • Once the sugar melts completely, add in roasted nuts and mawa. Give it a stir and cook for another 5-6 minutes without covering.
  • Turn off the flame and serve hot.

 

 

 

 

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