A sweet and rich rice preparation loaded with dry fruits,sugar and ghee
Zarda pulao or sweet rice is a popular dish of South Asia. It’s equally popular in India and Pakistan and is mainly made on celebration and festivals like weddings ,Diwali ,Rakshabandhan etc. In Muslim religion it’s a must have sweet dish during Eid celebrations.
The name Zarda comes from the urdu and Persion word – Zard ,which means yellow in colour and as a good quantity of saffron or yellow food colour is added in this dessert which will give it the bright yellow colour so its name as Zarda. . Zarda pulao is also popular as meethe chawal in Punjab, kangra valley and many states of India.
As zarda pulao is made during celebrations so a good quantity of dry fruits and ghee is added into it to make it rich and delicious. Traditionally first the rice is cooked till al dante then sugar and nuts are added into it and simmered till done but this process needs time and skill. So I am posting a quite easy and quick recipe to make zarda pulao in a pressure cooker.do try it once and you will surely like it.