Chashni ke Chawal
(Rice Cooked in Sugar Syrup )
Traditionally made in our house on the day of Basant Panchami
On this day we even wear yellow besides making yellow chashni ke Chawal
1 cup cooked long grain Basmati Rice
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp water
10-12 almonds finely chopped
10-12 pistachios finely chopped
Hand ful pine nuts
1/2 tsp saffron
4-5 green cardamoms
1/2” stick cinnamon
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp ghee
Boil the rice in ample water with the turmeric.
When it is cooked break a few with your fingers if there is no grain inside it is cooked.
Drain in a wide colander and leave to air.
Mix the sugar and water and saffron in a bowl.
Heat the ghee add in the spices and let them swell up. Add the dissolved sugar and cook till you get a one thread consistency.
Add in the chopped nuts
Add in the rice and cook stirring it gently till the syrup dries up.
Serve with a spicy dal or mogar.