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4 cups Basmati Rice (uncooked)
1 tbsp. Raisins (Kishmish)
1 tbsp. Walnuts (Akhrot) (chopped)
1 tbsp. Almonds (Baadaam) (chopped)
2 tsp. Grated Orange Zest
10 Small Cardamom Pods (Choti Ilaichi)
3 tbsp. Heavy Cream
4 cups Sugar
¼ tsp. Orange Food Color
2 tbsp. Vegetable Oil
How to make Zarda


Pre-soak rice in water for atleast 10 to 15 minutes.

In a large pot combine: water, 5 cardamom pods, and food color; bring to a boil. Slowly stir in rice, reduce heat, cover and simmer until rice is tender, (about 20 minutes).

In a large skillet over low heat, fry the remaining 5 cardamom pods in oil for about 2 minutes. Stir in the cooked, drained rice, and sugar. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the heavy cream, raisins, walnuts, almonds and orange zest.

Note: Yield: 16 Servings, Preparation Time: 10 Minutes, Cooking Time: 40 Minutes, Ready In: 50 Minutes
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