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Sweet Kesar Rice Recipe

Sweet Kesar Rice is a popular Indian Main
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On :
Friday, 19 May, 2017
Category :
Festive Recipe
Course :
Main Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Slow Cook Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
20 minutes
Servings :
Serves 5
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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:

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


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