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pineapple based sweet rice

Recipe by rajeswari of pune, IN

Ingredients vegetarian 2 servings

    • 1 cup basmati rice
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 cup water
    • 15 fresh Pineapple cubes
    • 3/4 cup milk
    • 2 cloves
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 star anise
    • 1 cinnamon
    • a drop of pineapple essence
    • yellow food colour a pinch
    • 3 tbsp ghee
    • 6 Cashew nuts
    • 6 Raisins


    1. Wash and soak rice for half an hour in water.Drain the water.Use the same water for boiling.
    2. Cut fesh pineapple into small cubes.
    3. In a pressure pan,Saute spices in ghee and and add rice.Saute for a minute.
    4. add water,milk and food colour.Cover with lid.
    5. Cook on low heat till 3/4th is done or water content is absorbed.
    6. Add sugar and pineapple pieces and pineapple essence and pour ghee.
    7. Heat a tawa and above that place the pan and close it with a lid.
    8. Cook on low flame for 10 minutes.
    9. You can garnish with cashew nuts and raisins.


    anjum Shaikh

    hi rajeshwari,i tried your recipe for zarda, it turned out really gr8 everybody loved it.Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.