Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sweet Kesariya rice

Hello friends! This time I am sharing with you sweet kesariya rice or as we call it in Sindhi language tahiri. Its a common dish in our house. I used to make it on stove top but somehow something never set it right till I made this in my oven. We have it with spicy dal since the rice is sweet. Let me share with you all how I made in oven. And needless to say oven settings would vary from oven to oven.

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp kishmish (raisins)
  • 1 tbsp blanched almonds 
  •  1tbsp chopped cashew nuts
  • 2 small cardamoms
  • A pinch of saffron
  • A pinch of edible yellow color

  • Clean and wash rice. Soak for  15-20mins.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, add soaked rice, 2 cups of water, sugar, ghee , cardamom and edible yellow color. Mix and microwave covered at  100 % power  for 11 mins. Stir in between.
  • Add saffron, almonds, cashewnuts  and raisins. Microwave covered at 60% power for 10mins. Stir in between.
  • Allow to stand for 5mins.
  • Garnish with fresh fruits or dry fruits of your choice. Serve hot.

Hope you all like it. Over to you for feedback.

Linking this to Minnie' s weekend gala extravaganza  

Linked to  60 days to christmas 

Event hosted by  Divya from You too can cook and  Priya from Cook Like priya

This is a re post. 


  1. this looks delicious Meena..never tried making this in oven..nice version!!

  2. Thanks Meena for the lovely recipe, your Kesariya Rice seems simple and fast too cook. Looks tasty too!

  3. yummy and inviting dear..Join me in Fast Food Event - Pasta and Know your Sweetness - Honey in my blog.

  4. Hmm..tahiri.. I was planning to make it this week too, for thr rice event..
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  5. Love that beautiful color, looks so yummy..

  6. Interesting one Meenu looks so yummy!! Can't wait to make this :) And the microwave version sounds really simple and easy :)

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  7. Delicious rice love that color .

  8. Thank you all for liking this recipe. on stove top also same method except cook rice to 3/4th then add sugar and other ingredients and reduce the flame.

    let it cook

  9. Looks nice keshariya rice....

  10. Feel like finishing that whole bowl rite now.

  11. used to be my father's favourire ( never liked it at that time ) now having developed a sweet tooth, I make it once in a while for a change , though I avoid using colour.
    & as you know, I don't have an oven, so make it on a gas stove.

  12. yummy sweet. years back one of our Maharashtrian neighbor use to make it on festivals and give us. we never made this dish at home. May be one day i will try. Tnks for sharing.

  13. such a unique recipe... first time to your blog and happy to follow you, do visit me


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  14. That's a new one... Thanks for sharing...

  15. We called it 'Keshari Bhaat' in marathi, my nani used to make this, have not tried in years!!

  16. Wow!! That looks rocking Meena! It's so good to reconnect with you! And you have a great blog here.

    We made quite the journey, no?

  17. wow yummy preparation,happy to follow u...

  18. Thanks to everyone who liked this recipe

    thanks to all new visitors

    and @minnie yeah we have made a long journey with our common friend and common place. keep visiting

  19. That sure is a yummy sweet treat..:)) Delicious..

  20. Yeh waala. This ones really mouthwatering though I know I can't have it haha. Its too too tempting!!!!

  21. Hey Meena, thank you SO SO much for bringing this mouthwatering rice to the Weekend Extravaganza dinner party

    Have a great and a safe weekend! Hope you can join our menu finds this week too!! >:D:< Much love

  22. Wow i have never seen anything like this! Hi I have a event + giveaway on my blog Plz do take a look Keep Blogging!


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