Meetha Oliya

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Meetha Oliya is a traditional Rajasthani dish made especially for the festival of Sheetala Ashtami (Basoda). Here is how to make it.

Here are a few more Rajasthani recipes that you may like: Mirchi Ke Tipore, Rajasthani Baati, Rajasthani Panchmel Dal, Rajasthani Safed Maas, and Mirchi Vada.

Meetha oliya served in a bowl.
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About Meetha Oliya

Meetha Oliya is a traditional Rajasthani dish prepared with boiled rice, yogurt, milk, sugar, cardamom, saffron, and nuts.

It is quite popular in Marwari homes and is specially prepared during the festival of Shitla Ashtami (Basoda) along with the savory version Namkeen Oliya.

You can also serve it as a light meal or as a dessert during summer.

Ingredients

This oliya recipe uses simple everyday ingredients such as plain yogurt (dahi), steamed white rice, milk, nuts, white granulated sugar, cardamom powder, and saffron strands.

This dish is a great way to use the leftover rice from the previous day. If you make it with freshly cooked rice, cool it down completely before mixing it with yogurt; otherwise, the yogurt might curdle.

Adjust the sugar according to your taste. You can replace white sugar with brown sugar or powdered jaggery.

I have added cashew nuts, almonds, and pistachios for a lovely crunch, but you can add any nuts you like.

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Meetha Oliya is a traditional Rajasthani dish made especially for the festival of Sheetala Ashtami (Basoda). Here is how to make it.
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Meetha Oliya Recipe

Meetha Oliya is a traditional Rajasthani dish made especially for the festival of Sheetala Ashtami (Basoda). Here is how to make it.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup plain yogurt (dahi)
  • ½ cup steamed white rice
  • ¼ cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder (elaichi powder)
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 5-6 strands saffron strands (soaked in 1 tablespoon milk)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cashew nuts
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
  • 1 tablespoon slivered unsalted pistachios
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Instructions 

  • Whisk yogurt in a medium mixing bowl until smooth and creamy.
  • Add rice, sugar, cardamom powder, milk, and saffron strands soaked in milk to the bowl and mix well.
  • Garnish with cashew nuts, almonds, and pistachios.
  • Serve at room temperature or chill for a few hours before serving.

Notes

Adjust the sugar according to your taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 302kcal, Carbohydrates: 46g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 69mg, Potassium: 334mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 33g, Vitamin A: 171IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 221mg, Iron: 1mg
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