Kanika - Famous Sweet Rice from Orissa | How to make Kanika - Famous Sweet Rice from Orissa

By Alka Jena  |  25th Apr 2016  |  
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Kanika - Famous Sweet Rice from Orissaby Alka Jena
  • Prep Time

    30

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  • Cook Time

    20

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    2

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About Kanika - Famous Sweet Rice from Orissa Recipe

Kanika is a pulao recipe which is prepared during festivals in Odisha. It is a perfect example of spiced and sweet recipe. The presence of spices gives the recipe a special flavour. The aroma of Desi ghee makes this recipe a very exceptional one. This dish is a part of Chhapann Bhog – 56 offerings (Maha Prasad) in the Puri Jagannath temple. These dishes are made without onions and garlic. The spices used in this dish make it very aromatic.

The delicious and mouthwatering Kanika - Famous Sweet Rice from Orissa is a famous dish of Orissa and is very much popular in the whole worldwide. This dish is often reserved for any special occasion like parties or festivals. Kanika - Famous Sweet Rice from Orissa is the best option for you when you want to eat or cook something really perfect. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every age group. The flavorful and saporous ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Kanika - Famous Sweet Rice from Orissa. Alka Jena shared this Kanika - Famous Sweet Rice from Orissa recipe which is perfect to serve for 2 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you to know how to make the delicious Kanika - Famous Sweet Rice from Orissa. It is not a typical restaurant style recipe but a simple homely comforting recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. It is an easy and simple recipe that is perfect to make in a jiffy for a weekend lunch or dinner. Try this delicious Kanika - Famous Sweet Rice from Orissa recipe at your home and surprise your family and friends.

Kanika - Famous Sweet Rice from Orissa

Ingredients to make Kanika - Famous Sweet Rice from Orissa

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon desi ghee
  • 3 to 4 peppercorns
  • 2 to 3 cloves
  • 2 green cardamom seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1 small pieces of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon cashew nuts for garnishing
  • 1 tablespoon raisins for garnishing
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • a generous pinch of saffron

How to make Kanika - Famous Sweet Rice from Orissa

  1. Wash and soak the Basmati rice for 30 minutes. Drain the water and spread it on a clean cloth and keep under a fan so that no water remains in the rice. Smear turmeric on the rice and keep aside.
  2. Place a heavy bottomed pan on the stove. Add one spoon of desi ghee and when the ghee gets heated, add the cashew nuts and raisins into the pan.
  3. Roast them till they turn golden brown color and then remove the nuts from the pan.
  4. Now pour one more spoon of ghee into the pan, then add pepper, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf, green and black cardamom into the pan. Sauté for few minutes. Add the rice and fry on medium heat till the rice turns a little brown.
  5. Add warm water and salt into the pan. Add the saffron infused milk ,mix well and cover with a lid.
  6. Cook on a low flame till the rice is half cooked and then add the sugar and cook till the rice is fully done. Turn off the stove. Garnish with fried cashew nuts and raisins.
  7. Serve along with Dalma and Saaga Bhaja or any curry of your choice.

My Tip:

The turmeric adds the yellow color to this dish but along with the turmeric I have also used a pinch of saffron for its aroma and color.

Reviews for Kanika - Famous Sweet Rice from Orissa (2)

Minakhi Behera2 years ago

Love it.
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mamata pakki2 years ago

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