I have come across many recipes of meethe chawal but this is by far the simplest one (my mom's recipe). This recipe is so simple that even a beginner can try his or her hands at it. I simply love meethe chawal and make it in a jiffy whenever craving sets in.
Recipe of meethe chawal/ sweet rice
1 cup basmati rice (chawal)
1/2 cup sugar (vary according to taste)
1 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
2 cups of water
1/4 tsp elaichi (green cardamom) powder
1 1/2 tbsp chopped nuts like cashew nuts, raisins
Few strands of saffron (kesar) or 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1. Wash and soak rice for 20 minutes. Drain.
2. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and roast cashews and raisins. Drain and keep aside.
3. If you don't have saffron to give yellow color to the chawal, roast turmeric powder in ghee for 2 seconds.
4. Add rice, sugar, 2 cups of water, cardamom powder and saffron (if you are using it) to the pressure cooker. Let 1 whistle come. Turn off the heat. Take out on a serving platter and garnish with toasted nuts. Serve meethe chawal warm.