Kesar Bhath/Saffron flavoured Rice Recipe

Celebrating my website turning one by sharing the recipe of Kesar Bhath. This happens to be my 676th post. It has been an eventful year blogging and I have learnt a lot within this one year. Sharing sweet memories with you all with this rich, fragrant and flavourful dessert.

Ingredients :

  • 125 gms Basmathi Rice
  • 1/4 tsp Kesar/Saffron
  • 16 tsps sugar
  • 2 tbsps Ghee/clarified butter
  • 12 Cashews halved
  • 25 kishmish
  • 5 Cloves
  • 1 heaped tsp Cardamom powder
  • 200 ml water


Wash and soak the Basmathi rice for half an hour. Drain well. Soak the saffron in two tbsps of water. Heat Ghee in a pan. Roast the halved Cashew nuts to a golden yellow. Drop in the Kishmish and roast till they fluff up. Remove the Cashews and Kishmish and keep them aside. In the same Ghee add the Cloves and the rice and stir fry for a couple of minutes. Pour in 200 ml boiling water and the saffron water into the rice. Cover and cook on a gentle flame for ten minutes. The rice will be 75% cooked. Add the sugar and allow it to dissolve on its own without stirring. After five minutes open and add the Cardamom powder. Mix gently and garnish with the roasted Cashew and Kishmish. Serve hot.

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