Jardo Mithai


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A delicious mithai made using rice and pineapple! Cinnamon, cardamom, dates , raisins and saffron add to the taste and flavour.

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250 gms rice (chawal) , washed and pre-soaked for 30 minutes
1/2 tsp yellow food colour
150 gms sugar
1/4 tsp powdered cardamoms
a pinch of saffron (kesar) strands
150 gms chopped pineapple
25 gms chopped dates (khajur) (optional)
50 gms butter
1 small cinnamon (dalchini) stick
4 cardamoms
25 gms raisins (kismis)

For Garnishing
50 gms almonds (badam)
coarsely chopped desiccated coconut
  1. Clean, wash and soak the rice in water, drain and boil in water for 35 minutes, adding half of the food colour.
  2. In another saucepan, put 250 ml water, sugar, cardamom seeds, saffron and the rest of the colour, mix well and boil until a syrup forms and the liquid has almost reduced to half its quantity.
  3. Add the pineapple and dates.
  4. Add the rice to the syrup and mix until all the syrup has been absorbed by the rice.
  5. In a separate pan, melt the butter, add the cinnamon, cardamom pods and raisins.
  6. Add all this to the rice and leave in a switched off hot oven for 20 mins.
  7. Decorate with the nuts and coconut.
  8. Serve as a starter with shop bought poppadams.

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This recipe was contributed by Rehana Khambaty on 16 Mar 2017
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