Zerda- Sweet Rice

Ingredients(for 3-4 servings)

1 cup basmati Rice (wash and soaked 1hrs)

1/2 cup Sugar

6-7 Saffron strand

2 tbls Ghee

2-3 Cloves

1 small Cinnamon stick

2 Green Cardamom

1 tbls Raisin (Kishmish)

8-10 chopped Almonds

8-10 chopped Cashew nut  

Method (How to make sweet rice)

Boil ½ glass of water with sugar and saffron strands boil this for 2-3 min and keep aside.

Now heat ghee in heavy bottom pan or wok add cinnamon, cardamom and cloves in the ghee.

Now add 1 and 1/2 cup of water in the wok carefully when the water start boil add rice and cook the rice till ¾ done

Now add sugar water, raisin and chopped cashew and almonds in the rice

Now cook on slow the flame till the rice is completely done.

Garnish this with some chopped nuts and serve this hot in this festive season.