Motunjan Step By Step Recipe - Riwayat or Zaiqa Ek Saath

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Parboiled Rice (Saila) 1/2 kg

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Boil rice

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Rinse the boiled rice with cold tap water using a strainer

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Heat oil in a pan

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When cloves start crackling, add boiled rice in the pan

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Add sugar and mix

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When sugar is mixed and rice release water, increase flame so that sugar water gets dry

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When water is dried, lower the flame and steam-cook (dam)

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Add food coloring

When rice is ready, spread food color all over the rice

Add chopped almonds, pistachios, coconuts, asharfi, gulab jamuns, cham cham, khoya and cover for one minute.

Tasty mutanjan is ready!

Preparing Mutanjan Rice


  • Rice (Saila/Parboiled): 1/2 kg
  • Sugar: 1/2 kg
  • Ghee: 1 cup
  • Cloves: 2 to 3
  • Green Cardamom: 3 to 4
  • Cinnamon: 1 small stick
  • Food Color (Red, Green & Orange): 1/4 teaspoon

For Decoration:

  • Asharfi: 1/8 kg (red, green or whichever available)
  • Almonds: as per taste
  • Pistachios: as per taste
  • Coconuts: thin chopped
  • Khoya: 1/4 kg
  • Gulab Jamun: 1/8 kg / as per taste
  • Cham Cham: 1/8 kg / as per taste

NOTE: Gulab Jamun and cham cham should be small. If they are large in size, cut them into small pieces.


Preparing Mutanjan:

First of all boil rice.
Transfer them in a strainer and rinse under cold tap water.
Rinsing rice with cold water prevents sticking of rice after cooking.


Heat ghee in a saucepan for 3 to 4 minutes. When ghee is heated, add green cardamom, cloves and cinnamon.

When cloves start crackling, add boiled rice and sugar as well. Mix them.

As sugar is dissolved, increase the flame in order to dry its liquid.

Do not stir ladle repeatedly. This will break the rice.

When rice water is dried, mix food color with 1 tablespoon water and pour on rice. Place on dam (steam-cook).

When rice is completely cooked, spread some food colored rice so that color mixes all over the rice.

Finally, add asharfi, almonds, pistachio, coconut, khoya, gulab jamun and cham chams and steam-cook for one minute.

Tasty Mutanjan is ready. Enjoy with family!


Motunjan Step By Step Recipe - Riwayat or Zaiqa Ek Saath | Mutanjan is a traditional South Asian sweet dish, made by boiling rice with (orange) food coloring, milk and sugar, and flavored with cardamoms, raisins, saffron, pistachios or almonds. It is typically served after a meal. In Pakistan and India, Mutanjan (zarda) was and still remains a popular dessert on weddings. Let’s here find out a simple way of cooking Mutanjan step by step recipe or zarda step by step recipe and also share with your friends.

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Motunjan Step By Step Recipe is a traditional South Asian sweet dish,I tried Mutanjan for a casual party at home enjoy to amazing taste it a very enhancing taste I made it myself but make this recipe is motivating me thanks

  • laiba, Larkana
  • Nov 15, 2018

Dessert recipes I find here are very tasty. I tried Mutanjan yesterday for a casual party at home and it was delicious. Also very easy to make.

  • rehana, peshawar
  • Sep 16, 2018

Plz mujhe ye bataye k agr kisi cheez ko baked karna ho to aksar recipes me lika hota he k 180 ya 200 pehle se garam ovan me rak do mujhe iski samjh nhi ati k ye kitne mint pehle se garam hona chaheye

  • Urwa khan, Islamabad
  • Oct 08, 2015

Assalam alaiekum. Plz share recipes in English or Hindi I Cannot read clear Urdu

  • Arshiya, pune
  • Jun 03, 2015

Very nice and easy way of cooking. I shall try the Motanjan inshaAllah.

  • M Tayyab, Lahore
  • Feb 17, 2015

Yummy!!! Very nice recipie i love it :)

  • Nabiha , karachi
  • Jan 04, 2015

aaj ammi nay yh rice banayy thay bhat yameeeeeeeeeeeeeee bany thay thanks to K FOOD

  • rane, karachi
  • Dec 27, 2014

i love it i will try inshaallah

  • sana, lahore
  • Dec 27, 2014

Wow! very nice recipe today inshallah i will try... Thanks Kfoods

  • Sumaira Anum, Lahore
  • Dec 25, 2014

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