Recipe of Meetha Chawal for Basant Panchami Festival
Basmati rice 500 gm
Almonds 20 pieces
Pista 20 gm
Kaju 20 gm
Kismis 20 gm
Khoya 250 gm
Lavang 10 pieces
Elaichi 10 pieces
Saffron ¼ teaspoon
Kewra 400 gm
Sugar 100 gm
Ghee 100 gm
Water 7 glasses
Soak the rice, badam and kaju. Put the saffron in the 7 glasses of water and boil. Put the soaked rice in the boiling water and also some lavang and elaichi pieces. When the rice is done sieve it to drain excess water.
In a heavy bottomed pan put some ghee and add some more elaichi and lavang and fry for 2 minutes. In a pressure cooker put half of the cooked rice and then half of the sugar and then the remaining rice.
Cook over a low flame. Add the remaining ghee to the rice, occasionally stirring it. Cook for 25 minutes.
Now add all the dry fruits and the mixture should be well steamed. Add 3 teaspoons of kewra and cover the vessel.
After the water has dried up add the khoya and cook for 15 minutes and take the vessel off the fire and put a silver foil over it. Totally it would take around 45 minutes to 1 hour for this preparation.
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