How to make Kesari Bhaat -

A Sugar Free Natura preparation.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Saffron (kesar) (केसर), Basmati rice (बासमती चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Kesari Bhaat

Kesari Bhaat Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Kesari Bhaat Recipe

  • Saffron (kesar) a few strands

  • Basmati rice soaked 1 cup

  • Pure ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Raisins 2 tablespoons

  • Cashewnuts halved 7-8

  • Sugar Free Natura Diet Sugar 8 tablespoons

  • Green cardamom powder ½ teaspoon

  • Sugar crystals (khadi sakhar) 25 grams


Step 1

Dissolve saffron in one tablespoon of warm water and set aside.

Step 2

Heat ghee in a pan, sauté raisins and cashewnuts. Drain and set aside. In the same ghee add rice and sauté for two to three minutes.

Step 3

Add one and a half cups of boiling water along with saffron water and let the rice cook.

Step 4

When half-done add Sugar Free Natura Diet Sugar and continue to cook till all the water has been absorbed and the rice is cooked. d a half cups of boiling water along with saffron water and let the rice cook.

Step 5

Add the cardamom powder and mix gently.

Step 6

Decorate with raisins, cashewnuts and sugar crystals. Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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