Thursday, 21 July 2011

Rajasthani Sweet Rice

Delicious saffron scented  rice with a fragrant sweet flavour of cardamom and  almonds.


1 cup basmati rice
2 tablespoons clarified butter (ghee)
3 tablespoons jaggery (gor)
1 teaspoon cardamom powder
1 tablespoon almond slivers
1/2 tablespoons almond flakes
1/2 teaspoon saffron.
2 cups  boiling water


1. Wash and soak the rice for 1 hour.
2. Drain the soaked rice and keep aside.
3. Heat clarified butter in a pan and  when it is hot add the rice and stir fry till all grains are coated in ghee and slightly toasted.
4. Add half the saffron and  and 2 cups boiling water to the rice.
5. Cover and cook rice for 20 minutes on the lowest heat setting.
6. After 20 minutes of cooking time add the jaggery to the rice do not stir it in just cover and cook for another 5-8 minutes. The heat from the rice will melt the jaggery.
7. After the final cooking time, add the almond slivers and cardamom powder and gently stir the rice to separate the grains.
8. Transfer rice to serving platter and garnish with almond flakes and remaining saffron strands.
Serve hot.

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  1. A mouth watering gr8 sweet rice that brings back memories of homemade desi Mithais:)

  2. Similar to sweet pongal minus the dal. Looks good and tasty.

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  3. looks fabulous! Lovely presentation :)

  4. What a vibrant and delicious looking sweet rice! Already feeling tempted from here.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. Dear Naina
    How are you? Very nice recipe. I like anything sweet and will make it soon as soon as I get good jaggery.
    Have a nice day

  6. Almond and cardamom in rice? Sounds like something I might enjoy!

  7. delicious looking sweet rice and presentation looks wonderful

  8. Looks really good and tempting.. thanks for sharing dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

  9. very delicious recipe..looks yumm

  10. Nice tasty bowl..and i love that cute spoon..:)
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  11. nice tradtional recipe and sounds yummy too

  12. Loved this recipe and almost all that I could have time to look by
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  13. looks delicous..something like south indian sweet pongal..

  14. Sweet rice looks delicious and flavourful. Very beautiful presentation.

  15. ya i had this befor from one of my friends was so tasty with the saffron flavour.......

  16. Nice and flavorful rice looks delicious n yummy!!

  17. Simple and yummy pongal dear...

  18. That is so yummy & I have run my tongue over my lips for like 5 times, already..... Loved the droolworthy capture too....

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  19. Delicious recipe...will try...nice pics...

  20. hello!! Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. I like ur blog too. Glad to follow u :-)

  21. absolutely delicious rice, looks great and yummy...thanx for the visit to my space, following u.. :)

  22. I have a weakness for sweet rice, it's kinda comfort food for me :) Never tried this Rajastani delicacy. Your clicks are tempting me too much..!

  23. Sweet Pongal or sweet rice looks appetizing and mouth watering.

  24. Very similar recipe to a dish my mother used to make. Brings back happy memories!


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