Sweet Kesar Rice

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Total Time:
1 hour 5 minutes
Serves: 5
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 250 gm - basmati rice
  • 100 gm - sugar
  • 20 strands - saffron soaked in 1/2 cup of milk
  • 3 tbsp - ghee
  • 15 - raisins
  • 15 - cashew nuts, halved

How to Make Sweet Kesar Rice

  • Wash and soak the rice for about 20 minutes. Boil the rice in sufficient water. After a boil, simmer.
  • Cook till the rice is three-fourth done.
  • Drain the water and cool it completely in a plate.
  • Take sugar in a saucepan.
  • Add enough water to cover the sugar and cook on a medium flame.
  • Stir continuously to make a syrup of one thread consistency.
  • Add saffron to the lukewarm milk and soak it for 15-20 mins.
  • Lightly heat 2 tbsp ghee, fry the raisins and keep aside.
  • Fry the cashewnuts in ghee till golden.
  • Lightly heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a heavy bottom vessel and add the rice.
  • Add the sugar syrup, soaked saffron to the rice and mix gently.
  • Keep the vessel on a pre-heated tawa on a low flame for about 10 mins.
  • Serve garnished with fried raisins and cashewnuts.