How to make Kesar Pista Roll -

Delicious rolls prepared with pista, cashewnuts and khoya.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : khoya, Pistachios (पिस्ते )

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Mithais

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Kesar Pista Roll

Kesar Pista Roll Recipe Card


The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Kesar Pista Roll Recipe

  • khoya 250 grams

  • Pistachios 125 grams

  • Cashewnut powder 125 grams

  • Powdered sugar 1 1/3 cups

  • Milk powder 1 tablespoon

  • Saffron (kesar) a few strands

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Silver warq 2 sheet


Step 1

Blanch pistachios in two cups of hot water for five minutes. Drain, peel and chop finely. Cook mawa in a heavy bottomed pan for about ten minutes, let it cool.

Step 2

Add cashewnut powder, sugar and milk powder and knead to a smooth mixture. Divide the mixture into two equal parts. To one part add saffron. To the other, add chopped pistachios and cardamom powder.

Step 3

Take a small portion of the pista mixture and cover it with a little of the saffron mixture and roll to form a cylinder. Shape all the rolls in the same manner.

Step 4

Keep the rolls aside to dry. Decorate with silver varq and serve.

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