Did you know that Meethe Chawal are a signficant part of festive rituals? Etymologically speaking, Meethe means sweet and chawal refers to rice in Hindi. The sweet rice preparation is hit during Vasant Panchami. The festival marks the commencement of spring season as well as blooming flowers. The colour yellow is quite important on this day and so are the meethe chawal. The long-grain rice is cooked along with a saffron-flavoured milk preparation which is steamed it is dry. The light and easy dessert is a must-have in Punjabi households during Vasant Panchami or the harvest festival, where sugarcane and rice are essential crops. A very quick, easy and healthy sweet dish is prepared from rice. Also known as sweet saffron rice or meethe chawal or zarda pulao, it is a very delicious dessert recipe prepared with rice, dry fruits and saffron, which gives it a very nice aroma and colour.