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