How to make Kesari Bhaat -

Basmati rice cooked with raisins, cashewnuts and sugar- a must try.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Rice (चावल), Saffron

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Rice

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Kesari  Bhaat

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Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Kesari Bhaat Recipe

  • Rice 1 cup

  • Saffron a few strands

  • Sugar crystals (khadi sakhar) 25 grams

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cashewnuts 1 tablespoon

  • Raisins 1 tablespoon

  • Pure ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Sugar 1/2 cup


Step 1

Soak rice for half an hour. Heat ghee in a pan, fry raisins and cashewnuts, drain and keep aside. In the same ghee add rice and sauté till rice starts separating.

Step 2

Dissolve saffron in warm water and keep aside. Add 1½ cups of boiling water to the rice and add saffron water and let it cook. When half done add sugar and continue to cook till all the water has been absorbed and the rice is cooked.

Step 3

Finally add the cardamom powder and garnish it with fried dry fruits and sugar crystals. Serve hot.

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