Meethe Chawal ( Punjabi Khana)

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.

Meethe Chawal ( Punjabi Khana) recipe - How to make Meethe Chawal ( Punjabi Khana)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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  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.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy475 cal
Protein5.1 g
Carbohydrates89.1 g
Fiber2.3 g
Fat10.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A64.5 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B31.3 mg
Vitamin C0 mg
Folic Acid4.5 mcg
Calcium27.6 mg
Iron0.7 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium0.7 mg
Potassium3.4 mg
Zinc0.9 mg


Meethe Chawal ( Punjabi Khana)
 on 05 Oct 20 06:59 PM

This is too Yummy And cool I love the food and so does my family
Tarla Dalal
06 Oct 20 09:19 AM
   Thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
Meethe Chawal ( Punjabi Khana)
 on 05 Oct 20 06:01 PM

I really Love this recipe
Tarla Dalal
06 Oct 20 09:22 AM
   Thanks so much for trying our recipe, it means a lot to us.
Meethe Chawal ( Punjabi Khana)
 on 07 May 20 01:32 AM

Meethe Chawal ( Punjabi Khana)
 on 13 Apr 20 08:50 AM

Everybody in my family loves this recipe every time I make rice according to the recipe it comes out 100%. Never had any issues awesome easy to make easy to follow
Tarla Dalal
14 Apr 20 08:55 PM
   Thank you for your wonderful feedback Bela.! We are glad your family enjoys it alot.!
Meethe Chawal ( Punjabi Khana)
 on 13 Apr 20 08:49 AM