Meethe Chawal अनानास का मीठा ज़र्दा

Meethe Chawal, Zarda Pulao, Shadi Wala Zarda Rice, Sweet Yellow Rice or Zafrani Pulao is a simple and delicious dessert, but one that people usually face difficulty with while making. Watch this video and learn how to make the perfect Zarda pulao. Happy Cooking!

45 minutes
Meethe Chawal अनानास का मीठा ज़र्दा Recipe - Ranveer Brar


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


  • Heat ghee in a pan, add pineapple pieces and sauté 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. Sauté 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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