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Turkish Zarda Pulao

Turkish Zarda Pulao

Zarda Pulao is a luscious sweet saffron rice specially made during the Eid festivals. Mawa or coconut or any spices can also be added in the pulao to enhance the flavour.

Preparation Time 30 minutes
Cooking Time 30 minutes
Serves 4
  • 225g of Aeroplane Basmati Rice
  • 50g of clarified butter
  • 200g of sugar
  • 30g of cashew nuts
  • 15g pistachio nuts
  • 30g cream
  • A pinch of saffron
  • Silver paper (edible)
  • Wash, soak and drain rice.
  • Heat half the clarified butter and fry the rice.
  • Add one and half times the quantity of water and let it cook.
  • When ¾ is cooked, add the sugar and the remaining clarified butter, cream and saffron soaked in little milk. Cover tightly.
  • Keep in the oven or with a live coal on the lid.
  • Fry the nuts and add them to the rice.
  • Serve garnished with edible silver paper.