COOKING WITH FRIENDS
TARI - Bhatia traditional Tari is a Sweet Saffron Rice also known as Meethe Chawal
INGREDIENTS: Rice – 1 cup Sugar – 1 cup Saffron – 1 gm. Ghee – 1 tbsp. Almonds (chopped) – as required Pistachio (Unsalted – chopped) – as required
METHOD: 1.In a deep pan , boil the rice using the draining method (Do not add salt). Cook till it is nearly done( The rice should not be fully cooked it should be removed when it is slighly uncooked otherwise they will become soggy when sugar is added) 2.Transfer the boiled rice to a deep pan 3. Add sugar, saffron, 3 chopped pistachio and 3 chopped almonds to the boiled rice. Do not add water at all. Place a tawa under the deep pan and let the rice cook on a medium flame. 4.Let the sugar caramelize and the rice will start turning golden yellow in colour. Stir very lightly occasionally without breaking the rice grains. 5.Cook till the entire sugar is caramelized and is absorbed by the rice. 6. Add melted ghee to the Tari finally 7. Serve piping hot garnished with the remaining chopped pistachio & almond.