Kesari Sheera

A superb semolina dessert subtly flavoured with saffron. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Main Ingredients Saffron, Semolina
Cuisine Indian
Course Desserts
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Kesari Sheera

  • 1 cup Saffron
  • a few strands Semolina
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/3 cup Ghee
  • 5-6 Almonds slivered
  • 5-6 Cashewnuts chopped
  • 5-6 Raisins
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Green cardamom powder


  1. Dissolve saffron in a tablespoon of milk. Heat ghee in a kadai. Fry almonds, cashewnuts and raisins. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Add rawa to the same ghee and roast it till it is golden brown. Heat remaining milk with one cup of water. When it comes to a boil add it to the roasted rawa.
  3. Cook, stirring continuously, so that rawa separates out. Add soaked saffron, sugar and green cardamom powder. Mix well. Continue to cook till all the water has been absorbed.
  4. Garnish with fried almonds, cashewnuts and raisins. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1889
Carbohydrates 238.5
Protein 29.9
Fat 90.7
Other Fiber Niacin- 3.7mg