Gajar ka Zarda Recipe by Shireen Anwar

Gajar ka Zarda Recipe by Shireen Anwar
Gajar ka Zarda Recipe by Shireen Anwar
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Gajar ka Zarda is a traditional sweet dish from Pakistan prepared by sweet rice with carrots and nuts. The name Zarda comes from Persian and Urdu . ‘Zard’ meaning yellow. Zarda is typically served after meals, specially at weddings. Do try this Gajar ka Zarda Recipe by Shireen Anwar, you'l love it. One can make it at home and store in frig to be served as a dessert.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Pakistani
Keyword: Carrot, fried rice, Quick and Easy, rice, sweet
Servings: 6
Chef: Shireen Anwar
  • 1/2 kg basmati rice
  • 1/2 kg sugar
  • 5 green cardamom
  • 1/2 cup clarified butter or ghee
  • 250 gm carrots peeled & grated
  • 1 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp almonds thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp pistachio thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp coconut thinly sliced
Cooking Method
  1. Rinse rice with few change of water and soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Boil rice salt and water as required until tender.
  3. Then drain all excess water.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Heat ghee in a deep skillet.
  6. Add green cardamoms, sugar and 1/2 cup water.
  7. Cook for 5-8 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.
  8. Now add yogurt and cook for 1 minute.
  9. Then add boiled rice.
  10. Stir well.
  11. Cover with a lid and cook till sugar syrup nearly dries off.
  12. Place grated carrots in it.
  13. Mix well.
  14. Cover and leave it on low flame for 10 minutes.
  15. Take it out in a serving dish.
  16. Garnish with almonds, pistachios and coconut.
  17. Gajar ka Zarda is ready to serve.
  18. Enjoy!
Serving Suggestions

Serve as a after meal dessert.

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