Zarda Recipe in Urdu & English
Foodies with a sweet-tooth for traditional Pakistani desserts are in luck as SooperChef presents its delightful Zarda recipe. This colorful, sweet and tasty rice based recipe is the ultimate food for happiness as it is prepared on many auspicious occasions like Eid, weddings and other social gatherings. There are many other delectable dessert recipes on the sooperchef.pk menu like crunchy shahi tukray, sheer khurma, lab-e-Shireen, Shahi Kheer and Shahi tukra. Zarda has long been a traditional dessert in the Indian subcontinent and is made with boiled rice, milk which is sweetened with sugar or in some cases jaggery, and flavored with cardamoms, cinnamons, raisins, saffron, almonds, cashews, pistachios, and walnuts. The unique and peculiar trait of Zarda is that it is added with a bright yellow or orange food color. This is the reason behind the name of the recipe “Zarda” which is a derivation from the Urdu and Persian word “zard” which means yellow. Zarda is treated and served as a dessert after the main course meal and is prevalent in many rural parts of Pakistan and is served steaming hot in weddings and other happy occasions. Sometimes, the Zarda is confused with Mutanjan which is also a rice recipe with boiled rice and milk, but the only difference between the two is that Mutanjan is prepared with different colored rice while Zarda rice is only orange or yellow in color. Sometimes the Zarda recipe is garnished with candied fruits which are known as murabba. You can find the complete Zarda recipe on sooperchef.pk.