Special Zarda

Indulge in the rich flavors and vibrant colors of our special Zarda recipe, made with fragrant basmati rice, a blend of aromatic spices, and a generous serving of nuts and raisins, all cooked to perfection in Olper’s Tarrka Ghee. Follow along with our step-by-step video to create delicious Zarda with Olper’s Tarrka, that’s sure to make your occasions extra special. #FoodFusion #happycookingtoyou #OlpersTarrka #olpers #DigitalAmmi #DigitalMom

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-Hot water as required

-Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 4-5

-Laung (Cloves) 4-5

-Namak (Salt) ½ tsp

-Zarda ka rang (Orange food color) 2 tsp or as required

-Chawal (Rice) Sella 750g (soaked for 1 hour)

-Olper’s Tarrka Desi Ghee ½ Cup

-Sugar 2 & ½ Cups or to taste

-Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 2-3

-Laung (Cloves) 3-4

-Olper’s Tarrka Desi Ghee 2 tbs

-Hot water 1 Cup

-Kewra water 1 & ½ tbs

-Olper’s Milk powder 1/3 Cup

-Sukha nariyal (Dried coconut) slices

-Badam (Almonds) boiled & peeled

-Kishmish (Raisins)

-Pista (Pistachios) boiled & peeled

-Khoya as required

-Tutti frutti as required

-Badam (Almonds) sliced

-Pista (Pistachios) boiled & peeled

-Sukha nariyal (Dried coconut) slices

-Cham cham mithai



-In a pot,add hot water,green cardamom,cloves,salt,orange food color,mix well & bring it to boil.

-Add rice,mix well & boil until 3/4th done then strain & set aside.

-In a saucepan,add desi ghee,let it melt & set aside.

-In a pot,add sugar,green cardamom,cloves,desi ghee,hot water & kewra water,turn on the flame & cook on medium flame until sugar melts.

-Add boiled rice,mix well & cook on medium flame for 8-10 minutes.

-Add milk powder,dried coconut,almonds,raisins,pistachios,melted desi ghee & mix well.

-Add khoya,cover with kitchen cloth & lid & steam cook on low flame for 10-15 minutes.

-Garnish with khoya,tutti fruiti,almonds,pistachios,dried coconut,cham cham & serve!


Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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