How to Make Zarda Rice: English - Urdu Recipe
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How to Make Zarda Rice: English – Urdu Recipe

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How to Make Zarda Rice


  1. Sela Rice – 3 cup (soaked for 6 to 7 hours)
  2. Sugar – 2 ½ cup
  3. Pistachio – 10 (peel and thinly crush)
  4. Almond – 10 (peel and thinly crush)
  5. Milk – 1 cup
  6. Cloves – 4
  7. Butter or ghee – 1 cup
  8. Green cardamoms – 6 to 8
  9. Orange food colour – ½ tsp
  10. Ashrafies (candy fruit) – few


  • Boil water to cook rice and add 2 cloves and 3 green cardamoms in the water.
  • Put rice in the boil water and let it cook for 5-8 mins.
  • When the rice is boiled, drain all the extra water.
  • Now take a big bowl or dish and put boiled rice, milk, food colour, sugar, dry fruits and ashrafies as well and mix it well.
  • In a pan, put ghee and fry cloves and cardamom, when they turn brown and an aroma starts to come, add rice and mix it well and then put on dum for 5 min on high heat.
  • Then put it on slow heat and then serve.


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