Kesariya Bhaat


  • Basmati rice, soaked for 1 hour, drained
  • Ghee 8tbsp
  • Cloves(laung)-4
  • Green cardamons (choti elaichi) -4
  • Cinnamon(dalchini), 1″stick
  • Sugar – 2 cups
  • Saffron (kesar), soaked – 1tsp
  • Almonds, blanched – 25gm
  • Pistachios, chopped – 25gm


  1. Parboil the rice and spread it out on a flat dish to cool.
  2. Heat the ghee in a wok; add the cloves, green cardamons, and cinnamon stick.
  3. Add 1/2 cup water, sugar, and saffron; stir till the syrup becomes slightly sticky.
  4. Add the rice and stir carefully on low heat for 15 minutes or till the mixture is absolutely dry, Remove from the heat.
  5. Add the almonds, pistachios and mix gently.
  6. Serve hot.
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