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Kesari Chawal

Sweet Rice

Recipe by fatma of Dar-es-salaam, TZ

Saffron flavored sweet rice is very popular dessert.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 2 cups rice(basmati).
    • 3/4   cup sugar.
    • 3 tbsps ghee.
    • 2 tsps yellow saffron food colour.
    • 3 tbsps raisins
    • 3 tbsps chopped almonds.
    • 1 tsps cardamom powder.
    • 3 tbsps chopped cashewnuts.
    • 3 sticks cinnamon .


    1. Heat ghee, add cinnamon, cashewnuts, and raisins, saute for 1 min on medium heat.
    2. Add water( dont add too much water coz when you add sugar the rice will be very soft) cardamom powder and colour.  mix well and leave it boil, meanwhile wash rice.
    3. When water boils, put rice ,mix well and let them cook (they should be half cooked),when the water dries up, add sugar.lower the heat and cook till dry,garnish with almonds ,cover it and put in preheated oven ,till done.
    4. Serve hot.




    You can put 1 1/2 cups of water.

    shalini suneja

    The recipe is seems really good but can u pls let me know the exact quantity of water that needs to be added in the rice.