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)

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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