Shahi Zardaa

Learn to make flavorful and delicious Zarda (MeethayChawal) at home with this exclusive recipe by Food Lab. This rich and wholesome Zarda is something special that you would not like to miss to cook and serve as Niaz-e-Muharram.

Cooking Time: 30 mins Serves 8-9



Water                                      9-10 cups

Gold color                               ¼ tsp

Green cardamom                    4

Cloves                                     4

Salt                                          ¼ tsp

Rice (Sela)                              500 gms

Crafted butter                         ½ cup

Green cardamom                    3-4

Sugar                                       500 gms

Water                                      3 glass

Kewra essence                        ½ tsp

Pistachio                                 1 tbsp

Almonds                                  1 tbsp

Raisins                                    1 tbsp

Sliced coconut                        1 tbsp

Candied fruits                                     ½ cup





  • Boil water in a pot.
  • Add gold color, green cardamom, cloves, salt and soaked for 3 hours sella rice. Strain when rice are 75% done.
  • Add crafted butter, sugar, kewra essence, pistachio, almonds, raisins and sliced coconut in pan. Mix it well.
  • Add rice and mix.
  • Add the candied fruits and cook till the water gets dry on medium high flame.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes on low flame and ready to serve.
  • Garnish with khoya, dry fruits and gulabjamun and serve.