Ingredients

  •         2 cups - long grain (basmati) rice
  •         3 cups - sugarcane juice
  •         1 cup - water
  •         20 almonds (blanched and peeled)
  •         20 pistachios (blanched and peeled)
  •         20 to 25 raisins
  •         2 tbsp - ghee or oil
  •         4 to 5 slices of canned pineapple
  •         2 or 3 drops - kewra (pandanas flower extract ) essence

How to Make Zarda Gane Ras Ka

  •         Chop pineapples into chunks.
  •         Wash and soak rice in water for 30 minutes, then drain well.
  •         Heat oil in a deep, heavy-bottomed vessel.
  •         Add almonds, pistas, raisins and stir-fry for 30 seconds.
  •         Add rice and stir-fry gently for a minute.
  •         Add sugarcane juice and water, bring to a boil.
  •         Cover and cook over low heat, till all the moisture has been absorbed.
  •         Add pineapple pieces and kewra essence, mix well.
  •         Add a bit of water or juice, if required.
  •         Cover and cook on low flame, till rice is fully cooked.
  •         Serve hot or cold, as desired.
  •         Serve with milk and whipped cream.