Kesari Bhaat

Basmati rice cooked with raisins, cashewnuts and sugar- a must try. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Main Ingredients Rice , Saffron
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Course Rice
Prep Time 41-50 minutes
Cook time 31-40 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Kesari Bhaat

  • 1 cup Rice
  • a few strands Saffron
  • 25 grams Sugar crystals (khadi sakhar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Green cardamom powder
  • 1 tablespoon Cashewnuts
  • 1 tablespoon Raisins
  • 1 tablespoon Pure ghee
  • 1/2 cup Sugar


  1. Soak rice for half an hour. Heat ghee in a pan, fry raisins and cashewnuts, drain and keep aside. In the same ghee add rice and sauté till rice starts separating.
  2. Dissolve saffron in warm water and keep aside. Add 1½ cups of boiling water to the rice and add saffron water and let it cook. When half done add sugar and continue to cook till all the water has been absorbed and the rice is cooked.
  3. Finally add the cardamom powder and garnish it with fried dry fruits and sugar crystals. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1447
Carbohydrates 300.7
Protein 16.7
Fat 19.5