Meetha Zafrani chawal

Meethe Zafrani chawal is a sweet delicacy from Himachal Pradesh, made with boiled rice, sugar, dry fruits and ghee. The addition of saffron provides a golden yellow color and a rich delicious flavor to the dish.


  • 1 cup Basmati rice, washed and soaked for 10 minutes
  • 1 pinch Turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Few strands of saffron, soaked in little milk
  • 1 Cinnamon stick, inch long
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 10 Cashew Nuts
  • 10 Almonds
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  1. Cook rice in 3 cups of water. Keep aside
  2. Heat ghee, add fennel seeds and fry the seeds on low flame until fragrant.
  3. Add cinnamon stick,cardamom pods, rasins and nuts. Fry for few seconds
  4. Add sugar and allow to caramelize a bit.
  5. Add 1/4 cup water and bring sugar syrup to boil.
  6. Add cooked rice followed by pinch of turmeric and saffron milk. Mix well.
  7. Cover cook the rice on low flame for 8-10 minutes or until all the moisture dries up.
  8. Serve Meetha Zafrani chawal warm or cold.

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