Jorda / Zarda / Sweet rice

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There are two versions of  Jorda / Zarda, one is pineapple and another one is orange. So in orange Jorda / orange Zarda orange zest, orange juice(optional) and pulp are used . And for pineapple jorda / pineapple Zarda   diced pineapple and pineapple juice(optional) are used. I am giving here basic recipe , with that you can make your desire Jorda / Zarda / Sweet rice.

With love,




• 2 cups Basmati Rice/ Kalijeera / Chinigura

• 1 tablespoon sliced almonds/ Cashew / to your choice

• 1 cup diced pine apple / orange pulp

• 1 and ½ tablespoon orange zest(If your are make orange jorda)

• ½ teaspoon cardamom powder

• 1’’ cinnamon stick

• 3-4 clove

• 1 bay leaf

• 2 cups sugar

• ¼ cup mawa (optional)

• 1/3 cup clarified butter(ghee)

• 1 teaspoon saffron imitation /orange food colour

Also need 100 grams kalojam(Small) / dry fruits / nuts  for garnish .

How to make:

1. Soak the rice in water about 15 minutes and cook the rice with bay leaf, cinnamon stick and food colour. Drain the rice and keep aside.

2. Heat the pan with clarified butter on medium high. Add sugar, clove, cardamom powder and 1/4 cup water. Cook it till sugar is melt.

3. Add cooked rice and orange / pineapple and cook till sugar and rice cooperates together.

4. Add mawa,  sliced nuts and orange zest(If your are make oramge jorda) ; stir it.

5. Turn off the heat and serve chilled Jorda / Zarda / Sweet rice garnish with kalojam / dry fruits / nuts.


1. Cook rice bit over, I mean that  you need bit overcook rice, otherwise your Jorda will be too hard.

2.Instead of water you can use orange juice / pineapple juice to make syrup .



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faisal elahee

damm I missed it…looks so yummy and u know I luv sweets…sure it was tasty…keep posting bhabi…and I will try it…means my wife will surely try it for again.


Hi Rownak! Just made jorda following your recipe with a few changes in it since I didn’t have orange. Instead, I used lemon zest n that’s why I used yellow color. Tasted it n I thought you deserve to know it. It turned delicious. Just awesome. I tried your mishty doi as well. I love it. This lemon flavored jorda is sooo cool you gotta have to try it once. It’s different(in a good way of course). I’m satisfied and so amazed. Thanks to you! We need to hold on to our culture since we live outside the country. I hope my husband likes it when he comes home from work. 🙂

borna chowdhury

So good.Thanks for the sharing recipes.


Will u kindly tell me what is food colour pineapple or orange & how to make it… Can i get this ready made in shop??? Explain in elaborately ..


Thanks for this wonderful recipe. I followed your recipe and it came out the best zarda I’ve ever made. The ingredients are just perfect! Wish you all the best!

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