Basant Panchami Special – How To Make Peele Meethe Chawal To Celebrate

Posted: January 23, 2018

Yellow coloured Peele Meethe Chawal are made to celebrate Basant Panchami, the day of Goddess Saraswati, and the harbinger of spring in North India.

Basant Panchami is a day of Maa Saraswati, the goddess of the mind, of learning, and art. I wish all of you a Happy Basant Panchami. Yellow is the color of this day.

Today we will make Peele Meethe Chawal. It is a very easy and tasty recipe, that you can make any day, not just for the celebration.

Peele Meethe Chawal recipe

Ingredients for the rice

  • Basmati Rice – 1 Cup
  • Water – 5 Cup

Ingredients for the sugar syrup

  • Sugar – 1 Cup
  • Water – 1/2 Cup
  • Saffron – 2 Pinch
  • Cardamom – 1
  • Cashew – 8-10
  • Almonds – 8-10
  • Raisins – 5-6
  • Dry Coconut –  1/4

How to make Peele Meethe Chawal

  • First of all soak saffron in 2 spoons of warm water.
  • Take a big pan; add rice and water. Boil till cooked.
  • Chop almonds, cashews, and dry coconut in a bowl.
  • When rice cooked, strain the water.
  • Take another pan and add water, sugar and saffron (including water).
  • When sugar melts, add the cooked rice and mix well.
  • Cover it with a lid and keep the flame at its lowest.
  • After 5 minutes add half of the dry fruits and mix.
  • Now remove the lid and cook for 1 minute.
  • Take off the flame, and add desi ghee and mix well.
  • Your Peele Meethe Chawal are ready.
  • Put them in a bowl or plate, and garnish with remaining dry fruits.

Tips for cooking the Peele Meethe Chawal

  • Cook the rice properly.
  • Sugar syrup should not be thick.
  • You can replace saffron with turmeric powder.

Now celebrate Basant Panchami with the Peele Meethe Chawal. Enjoy with family!

Image source: Charu Aggarwal

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