Rice Kesari Bath – super delicious festival recipe.
Kesari Bath is a traditional sweet prepared during festival days. As the name says “Kesari ” meaning saffron, so this Rice Kesari Bath sweet dish is sweet make with rice and saffron. It has so rich aroma of Saffron, it is do appetizing and irresistible sweet : ) I Love the way my mother makes this sweet. It is just amazing. Here I am sharing the same recipe the way she does!
Along with giving rich color to the dish, saffron has many medicinal benefits too.
- ½ cup rice(ಅಕ್ಕಿ)
- 1 cup water(ನೀರು)
- ¼ cup grated dry coconut(ಕೊಬ್ಬರಿ ತುರಿ)
- ½ cup sugar(ಸಕ್ಕರೆ)
- 2 TBSP water(ನೀರು)
- 2 to 3 TBSP ghee(ತುಪ್ಪ)
- 1 to 2 TBSP raisins(ಒಣ ದ್ರಾಕ್ಷಿ)
- 8 to 10 cashews cut into small pieces(ಗೋಡಂಬಿ ಚೂರುಗಳು)
- 3 to 4 cardamoms(¼ tsp powder)(ಏಲಕ್ಕಿ)
- 1 pinch or 10 to 15 strands of saffron(soak it in milk)(ಕೇಸರಿ – ಹಾಲಿನಲ್ಲಿ ನೆನಸಿಟ್ಟಿರಿ)
- Wash and cook the rice in rice cooker or pressure cooker (with 1 cup of water and little oil allow it to just warm)
- Heat 1 tsp ghee in a pan on medium low heat, and fry cashews until it turns golden brown.
- Then add raisins and fry it until it puffs up. Remove both to a plate( you can fry both the cashews and raisins together or separately)
- Now to the same pan add sugar and 2 TBSP water, allow it to boil
- Add grated dried coconut to the sugar syrup and let it boil.
- Now add the cooked rice, a TBSP ghee, and mix it
- Rub the soaked saffron using fingers and add milk along with the saffron.
- Mix it well, cover it and let it cook on low heat for 10 minutes(stir it in between, add another TBSP or more ghee)
- Once all the water evaporates(usually it takes to 10 minutes)turn off the heat and add cardamom powder and fried cashews and raisins
- Mix it well and Kesari Bhath is ready to eat !
For tips and detailed instructions please watch the video.
Few Benefits of Saffron:
- Rich in Vitamin B2
- Helps in sell formation and repair
- Helps maintaining blood pressure
- Anti Depressant(reduces anxiety and stress)
- Boosts energy and blood circulation
- Strengthens nervous system…