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Sweet kesar rice (beenaj) Recipe

Sweet kesar rice (beenaj) is a popular Indian Dessert
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On :
Friday, 22 April, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 2
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  • 1 cup - Basmati Rice
  • 1 cup - Sugar
  • few strands Saffron (Crushed)
  • 1 tsp - Chopped pistas, Almonds
  • 1/2 tsp - Cardamom powder
  • 1 small piece - Cinnamon
  • 4 - Cloves
  • 1 tbsp - Small Raisins
  • 1/2 cup - Pure Ghee
  • little Saffron colour, dissolved in 2 tsps of water.
  • How to Make Sweet kesar rice (beenaj):

    1. Boil rice in plenty of water. Do not add salt.
    2. When the rice is just about but not yet done, drain and cool.
    3. Add sugar, colour, cardamom and saffron.
    4. Heat ghee in a heavy sauce pan. Add cloves, cinnamon raisins and rice.
    5. Gradually cook, stirring occasionally gently.
    6. When the water dries up, add the chopped dry fruits on top. Serve hot.


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