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Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Meethe chawal

Meethe Chawal | Saffron rice

Vasant Panchami festival is celebrated every year on the fifth day of the bright half of the Indian month of Magh. (spring season, January to February). Vansat panchami is more commonly associated with Saraswati puja in eastern parts of in India. In Panjab, Basant is celebrated as Basant festival of Kite. Saraswati Maa is the goddess of learning, wisdom, knowledge, fine arts.This day is treated by celebrants as Saraswati's birthday. The color yellow plays an important role in Vasant Panchami as it is related to the bloom of mustard flowers during this period. Celebrants usually wear yellow garments and make yellow sweet or saffron rice(Mithe Chawal)

1 cup rice
½ cup sugar
2 cup water
1 tbsp ghee
Pinch saffron stands
¼ cup raisin
¼ chopped almonds and cashew
1 tbsp milk
Yellow food color

1.Soak the rice for 20mins.
2.In small bowl add saffron and milk and keep aside.
3.Heat deep pan and add 1 ½ cup water and color.
4.When water becomes boil add rice .
5.Lower the heat and cover with lid
6.Cook the rice
7.In another pan add 1tbsp ghee and Fry almond and cashew till lightly brown.
8.Remove the nuts and keep aside and add same ghee in the rice.
9.In same pan ,Add sugar and ½ cup water and dissolved the sugar
10.At this time rice cooked 85%, add this sugar syrup and raisin in rice and cover with lid.
11.Cook the rice another 3 mins low flam. And than turn off the flam.
12.Serve hot and garnish with nuts.

                                                            Soaked rice.

                                                         boil the water

                                                         Add soad rice.

                                                       chopped nuts.

                                                            fry nuts.

                                                            milk and saffron.

                                                       Add sugar in water for making sugar syrup.
                                                             85% cooked rice.

                                                      pour the sugar syrup in rice.

                                                         cook somemins.

                                                           Add raisin in rice.

                                                 cooked rice.


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