Kesari bhath

Last weekend i had a few guests coming over. The thought of making sweet always makes me to think what to make??. I decided to make a simple dinner. Finally decision ended up making kesari bhath. Until now i had never prepared kesari bath for any guest visit, the thought of using so much ghee and sugar always would take me off. But after all this makes it very authentic so … here goes…


All you need


1 cup sona masuri rice

2 cups sugar

10-15 strands saffron

a pinch of salt

1 cup ghee

Cashew nuts -10

Raisin -10

2 tsp lemon juice

Cook rice in pressure cooker using 1:2 rice to water. Make sure the rice is soft. Transfer rice to a heavy bottom vessel. Add 1/2 glass water with ghee, saffron, salt and stir until the ghee starts floating and the rice should have a texture of nearing porridge but the rice must not  be mashed. Now add sugar let it start to boil and leave ghee floating switch off fire. Add 2 tsp of lemon juice and mix well. Garnish with fried raisin and cashenuts

This is more tasty when it fully cools with the fragrance of saffron and ghee.



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