Meetha Oliya is a Rajasthani dish made using cooked rice, milk and sugar. It’s made especially for the festival of Shitalashtami or Basoda but you can enjoy it anytime. Here is how to make Meetha Oliya.
Everyone at my home has a sweet tooth hence, I always make it a point to keep some or the other sweet at home and often I even make them on the spur.
Having said that, I ensure that our sugar levels are in check though and I tend to be strict as well with my clan but once a while, a soothing dessert or a nibble of sweet sounds reasonable, right?
Also, as far as possible, I use heaps of fruits while making Pineapple Basundi, Kaddu Halwa and often they are nutritive like Gond ke Ladoo, Bajre ka Halwa, Till Mawa Ladoo and Rajasthani Meetha Oliya.
A childhood favourite of mine, Rajasthani Meetha Oliya strikes the perfect balance between a healthy breakfast option and a side sweet or dessert!
My grandmother made it using fresh curd, boiled rice, sugar, milk and even used heaps of dry fruits like cashew nuts, almonds, pistachios for making Meetha Oliya all the more delicious.
I loved the way she used saffron for beautifully flavouring this traditional dessert – it was such a joy to eat it during our summer vacations, I tell you!
But, if you are more of a savoury food fan then you might like Rajasthani Namkeen Oliya and served it chilled just as Meetha Oliya.
Enriched with milk, curd, cardamom powder and heaps of dry fruits, though Meetha Oliya is made especially for Shitalashtami or Basoda, but trust me, this dessert is so easy to make that you would not mind making it again and again for your loved ones!
Note down its recipe then and prepare a bowlful of this authentic sweet dish at your earliest!
Meetha Oliya Recipe
Rajasthani Meetha Oliya
Meetha Oliya is a Rajasthani dish made using cooked rice, milk and sugar. It's made especially for the festival of Shitalashtami or Basoda but you can enjoy it anytime. Here is how to make Meetha Oliya.
- 1 cup Fresh curd
- 1/2 cup Boiled Rice
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1 tsp Cardamom powder
- 1/4 cup Milk
- 2 tbsp Cashew Nuts Chopped
- 2 tbsp Almonds Slivered
- 1 tbsp Pistachios Slivered
- 5-6 strands Saffron Soaked in 1 tbsp milk
- Whisk fresh curd until smooth.
- Add boiled rice, sugar, cardamom powder and milk and mix well.
- Garnish with cashew nuts, almonds, pistachio and saffron soaked in milk.
- Chill for a few hours in the refrigerator.
- Serve chilled.
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