Meethe Chawal

Relationship: Child of im/migrant

Meethe Chawal or sweet rice is a traditional dish that  comes from South Asia. My grandmother introduced me to this dish when I was around 2-3 years old since then I have been a craver of this dish.Some people prefer to put dried thin coconut slices, half almonds and raisins. I prefer just raisins because it adds for sweetness to the rice. I would Rate 10\10. I would strongly advise you to go to a Pakistani restaurant and try it for yourself.If you do not want to walk to a restaurant I have listed the recipe below.

What you will need

  • Long Grained rice 250grams
  • Sugar 300 grams
  • Crushed green cardamoms(Optional)
  • Saffron dissolved in ½ Tablespoon of milk (Optional)
  • 8 Tablespoons of ghee
  • Chopped dry fruits(raisins,coconuts,etc)
  • Food coloring (Optional)  

                  Cooking Directions

  • Soak rice for 5-6 hours.Then boil it and drain out the water when it is nearly ready.
  • Then heat the ghee and add all the sugar and the saffron
  • Put in ½ Cup water to make a syrup of one thread consistency
  • When this is done,Put in the rice,Cover it with a lid and cook on low flame until rice separates and is dry
  • Sprinkle dried fruits on 
  • Serve and Enjoy!

Place(s): Pakistan
Year: 1992

– Mateen

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant