Meethe chawal or you can say sweet rice is a favorite dish of almost all kids. It is also a preferred thing to eat on some festivals like karwa Chauth fast (Vrat) by the fast observers (ladies off-course). I have heard that some communities have the tradition of getting up early in morning on the day of this fast and eat something sweet before Sun’s rise. Normally, they prefer to eat sweet mathri’s along with sweet rice (meethe chawal).
This recipe was specifically requested by one of our Guest Shilpa. I take this opportunity to present this recipe here especially for her. Although, I made it on this year’s karwa-chauth itself and i guess Shilpa was also looking for the same purpose. I apologize for sharing it a bit late as I was very occupied with some other tasks and hence could not bring it up on time. Please forgive me for this
Here is the tried and tested recipe for you in detail with pictures.
Meethe Chawal Recipe In Words With Pictures
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 Bowl of Mithe Chawal (Serves: 2 People)
3/4 Cup (Our 1 Cup = 240 ML) Basmati Rice
3/4 Cup (Our 1 Cup = 240 ML) Sugar
1-1/2 Cup (Our 1 Cup = 240 ML) Water
4 Cashew Nuts
1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
3 Tsp Desi Ghee/Pure Ghee
1 Green Cardamom (Chhoti Elaichi)
It is also good to soak basmati rice in water before cooking to get the best out of them. Hence, soak them in water for about 15 minutes.
Now, take a pressure cooker and heat it on medium flame. Add Desi Ghee and wait till it melts.
Now add cloves, Cardomom (With its mouth open), chopped almonds and cashew nuts. Mix well and wait until they become light golden brown in color.
Once they turn light golden in color, add Turmeric Powder. Mix well.
Our spices are now roasted and you can smell the aroma of dry fruits and whole spices. Add rice along with 1-1/2 cup of water.
Add Sugar and mix all the ingredients well.
Cover the lid of the pressure cooker and keep the stove on high flame. After a whistle, keep the stove on low flame for about 5 minutes. Switch OFF the stove after 5 minutes.Note: Do not open the lid till cooker has steam in it. Keep it aside.
Once all the steam seeps out on its own from the cooker, open it and mix the Mithe Chawal with the spatula with soft hands. If you exert high pressure, the chances are high that you will break the rice grains. Rice on serving plate looks best when it is long and thin in shape. So, use a soft hand to mix them.
Mithe Chawal are ready to enjoy!!! Hope you will like them and share your valuable comments with us. Thanks for being with us.