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Sweet Kesar Rice

An Indian toothsome recipe prepared in traditional way for the festivals and celebrations. This half white and half yellowish sweet rice is the easiest sweet dish for Raksha Bandhan festivity. If you are not the one who loves cooking, still you can impress your brother with this sweet Kesar rice. In return, you get lots of Rakhi gifts, as it is really very tasty and delicious to eat. If there is no occasion, even then you can make this 'mithai' for all to enjoy together after lunch or dinner. So, prepare this sweet kesar rice and become the finest cook of the evening! Learn how to make sweet kesar rice at sendrakhi.com

Sweet Kesar Rice

sweet kesar rice for Raksha Bandhan celebrations Ingredients Required:
  • Basmati rice
  • Strands of saffron that is crushed
  • Sugar
  • Chopped pistachios, raisins and almonds
  • Cardamom or 'ilaichi' powder
  • Piece of cinnamon
  • Pure ghee
  • Saffron color dissolved in water.

First, you will have to take the basmati rice and boil it in plenty of water. Since this is a sweet dish, you should not add salt to the water. Keep checking rice, whether it cooked or not. When it is just about to get fully cooked, remove from flame and drain water. Allow it to cool for sometime.

To this drained rice, add sugar, saffron color, crushed saffron and cardamom. Next, in a pan, heat ghee and add cloves, dry fruits and cinnamon piece to it. A little later add rice to it. Cook for a couple of minutes and turn off the flame. When the water has fully evaporated, your sweet dish is ready to be served.

Tip: You should always serve sweet kesar rice hot and can also further garnish it with almonds, cashews and raisins.