Sweet Kesar Rice (Beenaj)

Sweet Kesar Rice (Beenaj) 
  • 1 cup basmati rice 
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • few strands saffron crushed 
  • 1 tsp. chopped pistas & almonds 
  • 1/2 tsp cardamon powder 
  • 1 small piece cinnamon 
  • 4 cloves, 1 tbsp small raisins 
  • 1/2 cup pure ghee 
  • a little saffron colour dissolved in 2 tsp water. 

  1. Boil rice in plenty of water. Do not add salt. 
  2. When the rice is just about but not yet done, drain and cool. 
  3. Add sugar, colour, cardamon and saffron. 
  4. Heat ghee in a heavy sauce pan, add cloves, cinnamon raisins and rice. 
  5. Gradually cook and store till occasionally without breaking the grain. 
  6. When the water dries up add the chopped dry fruits on top. 
  7. Serve hot.Take care not to burn the seasoning. 
  8. Add curd, milk, coriander. 
  9. Mix well and cool in fridge for an hour before serving. 

Author : tiaratheblogger // 3:25:00 AM