Mewa Ka Zarda (Indian Rice pudding enriched with dry fruits)

Mewa Ka Zarda (Indian Rice pudding enriched with dry fruits)

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Servings: 6
Calories: 992


  • 14 oz Rice Basmati, picked, washed, soaked in water for 1 hour, drained
  • 7 floz Vegetable oil
  • 28 floz Milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp Green cardamom choti elaichi seeds, powdered
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg jaiphal powder
  • 1/4 tsp Mace javitri powder
  • 1/2 tsp Saffron kesar, soaked in 2 tbsp hot milk
  • 1 3/4 oz Charoli seeds chironji, coarsely ground
  • 1 oz Almonds badaam, blanched, peeled, sliced
  • 1 oz Cashew nuts kaju, sliced
  • 1 oz Raisins Jdshmish, soaked in water for 15 minutes, drained
  • 13 oz Sugar


  • Heat the oil in a deep pan; when hot, add the drained rice. Stir and add the milk. Stir to mix well. Cover the rice until it is cooked and the milk is fully absorbed.
  • Mix green cardamom, nutmeg and mace powders with the saffron milk.
  • Add the saffron mixture, charoli seeds, almonds, cashew nuts, raisins, and sugar to the rice. Mix well.
  • Cover the pan with a tight lid and put in a preheated oven (100°C / 212°F) for 10 - 12 minutes.
Calories: 992 kcal
Carbohydrates: 129 g
Protein: 13 g
Fat: 49g
Saturated Fat: 9 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 14 mg
Sodium: 65 mg
Potassium: 369 mg
Fiber: 316 g
Sugar: 69 g
Vitamin A: 224 IU
Vitamin C: 1 mg
Calcium: 216 mg
Iron: 3 mg
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