Three Colored Zarda Recipe



• Basmati Rice 1/2 Kg

• Sugar 1/2 Kg

• Water 8Cup

• Ghee 1/2Cup

• Green Cardamom(ilachi) 6

• Clove(long) 6

• Coconut Slices 1/2Cup

• Khoya 1Cup

• Almonds(bdam)Sliced 2 Tbsp

• Pistachio(pista) Sliced 2 Tbsp

• Ashrafis Sliced Red 2 Tbsp

• Ashrafis Sliced Green 2 Tbsp

• Red Color Few Drops

• Green Color Few Drops

• Yellow Color Few Drops


Cooking Time: 30 min
Serving: 2 to 4 persons

Soak(bgona) 1/2 kg rice for half an hour, boil 8 cups water with salt, 6 green cardamoms(ilachi), and 6 cloves(long), add rice and cook till nearly done, drain and keep aside,


In a pan put 1/2 cup ghee with 1 cup water and 1/2 kg sugar and cook, stirring until the sugar dissolves and turns into a thick syrup, when the syrup starts to boil add in boiled rice along with 2 tbsp sliced almonds and 2 tbsp sliced pistachios(pista), cover pan and cook on a medium flame, open lid after 5 minutes, when the syrup starts to dry, lower flame adds in all the three colors, simmer for 10 minutes, lastly sprinkle 1 cup Khoya and 2 tbsp green and red color ashrafis.