Kesari Bhaat | How to make Kesari Bhaat

By Swapna Sunil  |  9th Jul 2016  |  
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About Kesari Bhaat Recipe

Kesari bhaat is a popular saffron based sweet rice dessert made across South of India. My mom makes this dessert every year during one of the Nine days as prasad when Ganesh ji 's stapana happens.

The delicious and mouthwatering Kesari Bhaat is enjoyed by all. This dish is often prepared for special occasions including parties or festivals. Kesari Bhaat is a good option when you want to cook something different . It is an amazing dish which is liked by people of all age groups. The flavourful ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Kesari Bhaat . Swapna Sunil shared Kesari Bhaat recipe which can serve 4 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you learn how to make the delicious Kesari Bhaat . Try this delicious Kesari Bhaat recipe at home and surprise your family and friends. You can connect with the Swapna Sunil of Kesari Bhaat by commenting on the page. In case you have any questions around the ingredients or cooking process. The Kesari Bhaat can also be given a rating. The "What's cooking" feature can be used to share your experience when you make Kesari Bhaat with other users

Kesari Bhaat

Ingredients to make Kesari Bhaat

  • 1 cup : Raw Basmati rice
  • 1 tbsp : ghee
  • 1.5 cups : sugar
  • 1.5 cups : water
  • An inch : cinnamon
  • 2 nos : cloves
  • 2 nos : cardamom pods
  • 4 nos : pepper corns
  • A pinch of saffron
  • Few drops orange food color optional

How to make Kesari Bhaat

  1. Wash and Soak the Basmati rice in enough water for 10 minutes.
  2. Now add water mentioned to a deep pan and bring this to a boil, later add in the soaked basmati rice.
  3. Next add in the cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon, cardamom pods and cook this covered for 10 minutes.
  4. Once the rice is cooked drain the water and next stir in the saffron along with Sugar.
  5. Cook this on low heat until sugar melts. Continue cooking on low heat until most of the moisture evaporates.
  6. Later turn off the heat and cover with a lid.
  7. Now in a small sauce pan add ghee and fry the nuts of your choice until golden and add it to the sweet saffron rice.
  8. Lastly sprinkle some cardamom powder and food color (dissolved in few drops of water) if using. Give it a good mix and allow this to rest covered atleast for 30 minutes before serving.
  9. Serve it at room temperature for better taste.

My Tip:

I used Basmati rice but you can use regular rice too. You can skip food colour, I added for better presentation. Once the rice is cooked you can remove the whole spices and discard if you wish.

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