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Meethe Chawal ( Punjabi Khana)


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Desserts made with rice are popular in punjab and this particularly unusual version of rice is a specialty prepared for important occasions. Considered a good omen, that incorporates both rice and something sweet this dish is often served at weddings and is a also found at most ‘gurudwaras’. Delicious saffron and cardamom flavoured sweet rice is the ideal end to a typical punjabi meal. Garnish it with some almonds and pistachios before serving.

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Makes 4 servings
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Method
  1. Dry roast the saffron strands in a small pan for 10 seconds. Add the milk and keep aside.
  2. Clean, wash and soak the rice for 10 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  3. Put 2½ cups of water to boil.
  4. Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker, add the cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms and rice and sauté for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the saffron mixture, sugar and hot water and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  6. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  7. Separate each grain of rice lightly with a fork.
  8. Serve hot garnished with the mixed nuts.
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