Kesari Sakhar Bhat

This is a sweet rice with a distinct flavour of kesar,usually made during festive time….

Ingredients:

1 cup Basmati rice (washed,soaked for half an hour & drained)

1 & 1/2 cup Boiling water.

3/4 cup Sugar.

1/4 cup water.

1/4 cup soaked and chopped Nuts(Almonds,cashewnuts,raisins).

1 tbsp Ghee

7 cloves.

5 Green cardamoms

few strands of Kesar.

Salt to taste.

5 Green cardamoms.

Method:

Heat ghee in a pan,add green cardamom and cloves,wait till they splutter.

Add rice and salt.Add boiling hot water and mix well.Cook covered till rice is 3/4th done.

Remove in a big plate and spread to cool.

In a thick bottom pan,mix water and  sugar,heat on a slow flame to form sugar syrup.Add strands of kesar in it.Take a bowl of cold water,drop a drop of syrup in the water,if a semi hard ball is formed,syrup is ready.

In the ready syrup,add cooked rice and chopped nuts,mix well with light hand,cover and simmer till sugar syrup is completely absorbed in the rice.

Serve hot.

Happy Cooking !!!

Sameera

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