@ Sweet Rice

Try this simple version of the popular meetha chawal. You do not need to prepare any syrup for this version of sweet rice, as the rice and sugar are cooked together. With the addition of saffron, cinnamon, cloves and bayleaves, a sweet, spicy aroma fills the whole house kindling everybody’s appetite!


  • 7 Cup Dual Taste Rice
  • 4 tbsp ghee
  • 2 pieces cloves
  • A few strands of kesar
  • 1.5 Cup sugar
  • 1 piece of cinnamon
  • 2 pieces bayleaves
  • a few drops of saffron
  • 1 teaspoon pistachio slivers
  • 1 tsp almond (badam) slivers

Cooking Method

Step 1 : Combine the rice and sugar in a bowl, mix well and keep aside.

Step 2 : Heat the ghee in a broad non-stick pan, add cinnamon, cloves and bayleaves and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.

Step 3 : Add the rice-sugar mixture and mix well.

Step 4 : Combine the saffron-milk mixture and saffron colour in a small bowl and mix well.

Step 5 : Add this saffron mixture to the rice, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 4 to 5 minutes or till the sugar melts completely, while stirring occasionally.

Step 6 : Serve hot garnished with almond and pistachio slivers.