Peeley Chawal Recipe
Vaisakhi, which is popularly known as Baisakhi is here and it’s time to celebrate the beginning of the Sikh New Year that marks the spring harvest season. This day celebrates the traditions and culture of Sikhism, which follows delicious and delightful dishes. To mark this celebration, here’s a dish that you can easily try at home for your loved ones. Peeley Chawal is a popular recipe which is also called as Meethe Chawal sometimes. The perfect blend of rice with sugar, dried nuts, and aromatic spices makes this delicious treat the perfect meal for your Vaisakhi dinner table. This sweet rice recipe is heavenly and soft, plus gives off an aromatic experience you won’t be able to resist. Other than Vaisakhi, this traditional Punjabi recipe can also be served for auspicious occasions like celebratory lunch and dinner, wedding buffets, potlucks, parties, or as a sweet-tooth curbing dish. Ideal for people of all ages, this dessert recipe will steal the hearts of everyone who takes a bite. So, if you are ready to get showered with compliments on your culinary skills, follow us through this easy recipe and prepare the sweet and heavenly Peeley Chawal. If you enjoy this dish, you might also enjoy our other recipes for Pindi Chane, Punjabi Kadhi, or Phirni.

How to make Peeley Chawal

  • Step 1 Soak rice for 30 minutes and then boil them with saffron

    To prepare this amazing sweet rice recipe, wash and soak rice in a large bowl in water for half an hour. Then, in a deep-bottomed pan, add the soaked rice, saffron and water. Bring it to a boil and cook till the rice is almost done.

  • Step 2 Prepare a thin sugar syrup for rice

    Meanwhile, take a small bowl with a little warm water and add the powdered sugar in it. Stir to mix well and to form a thin sugar syrup.

  • Step 3 Saute whole spices in ghee

    Now, take a pan over medium flame and heat ghee in it. When the ghee is hot enough, add the fennel seeds, cloves, and green cardamom and saute for a few seconds.

  • Step 4 Add boiled rice and sugar syrup in the pan, and cook for 10 minutes

    Then, add the boiled rice along with the dry fruits in the pan. Gently, mix them all well and then, pour the prepared sugar syrup in it. Stir the mixture once again gently and let the rice cook for 10 minutes with the lid closed.

  • Step 5 Garnish with saffron and enjoy hot

    When the rice is done, transfer it to a serving bowl and garnish with saffron strings

Kharbooja Kulfi Recipe

Summers are here and it’s time to delve into a delightful sweet treat and what can be better than a sweet and indulgent Kulfi made with the goodness of melon. This season brings with it a plethora of fruits and Kharbooja also known as Muskmelon is a wonderful sweet fruit, which can simply add on to the taste of the kulfi. Interestingly, Kulfi is a traditional Punjabi sweet, which is relished during this season so why not add a twist of melons to this age old recipe.

How to make Kharbooja Kulfi

  • Step 1 Wash and peel

    To begin with this simple recipe, wash, peel and cut small pieces of the melon. Next, take a blender and make a smooth paste of this fruit.

  • Step 2 Boil milk

    Take a deep bottomed vessel and add milk, boil over medium flame and stir occasionally. Once the milk starts reducing, lower the flame and add fresh cream and sugar to it along with some saffron. Once the milk turns thick in consistency, turn off the flame and allow it to cool down.

  • Step 3 Freeze to perfection and enjoy

    Next, add melon paste to the kulfi mixture and whisk it to make a velvety mixture. Next, pour this blend into the kulfi mold and freeze it for overnight or for 6-7 hours. Take it out 15 minutes before eating, demold and enjoy!