Rice Kesaribhath
  • 1 Cup Cooked Rice
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 10-12 Cashew
  • 10-12 Raisins
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee
  • 1 Tbsp Grated Dry Coconut/Copra
  • 1 Generous Pinch Saffron threads/Food Grade Saffron Color
  • 1 Generous Pinch Cardamom Powder

Rice Kesari Bhath/Sweet Saffron Rice

Tired of trying out the same old desserts…try this quick, yummy and delicious unique dessert.


– Heat ghee in a kadai and fry the cashew till golden brown. Now add the raisins and let them bulge up. Keep aside.
– In another kadai add the sugar and 2-3 Tsp of water and let it dissolve on low flame. Allow to boil. Add the saffron & cardamom powder. Stir well.
– Add in the cooked rice and stir till the sugar starts getting sticky to the vessel.
– Add the grated copra and ghee and mix well.
– Garnish with cashew and raisins and serve hot.


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  3. Superb… Yummy to look at and also in taste…Never knew that something this wonderful could be cooked out of Leftover rice. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  4. Yummy,….something new..is it your own idea as i have never heard of such a dish before? any ways its great..something i can try for a dessert during the coming festivals. :) thx

  5. Hi Didi, This is a nice recipe. Looked yummy to me, so I made this as a surprise item for my mom’s birthday last week. She was over whelmed. We both thank you for such a sweet dish. I will keep trying to cook more of the recipes you have posted in your blog.

    • Hi Sangeetha, Nice to know that you surprised your mom by cooking our recipe. We will wait for your comment upon trying each recipe of ours.

    • Hi Fida, Yes, we can prepare this with left over basmathi or Sona masuri rice. I have never tried making this with boiled rice variety.

  6. My son loves sweets and I try to make them once every week. Saw this and was happy to make him a different type of sweet from the usual. Thx a lot as this as it will be a reward for him there that he’ll love.

  7. Hello! Someone in my Myspace group shared this site with us so I came to check it out. Nice collection of south indian recipes you have here..I miss them now…Will cook a few from time to time…I like the simple way of explanation.

  8. yummy..send me some plz..Nice collection of recipes you have in our blog…I try to cook some in my free time.

    • Hi Martha, Thanx a lot for your comments. You can reduce the quantity of oil/ghee which in-turn would make the dish turn soggy.

  9. Wonderful dish.. but two small changes to this would make this even more healthier… use regular rice and Jaggery. Basmathi rice is highly polished rice and looses all the goodness of rice husk. People who can eat brown rice can use it, or atleast the normal rice. And Jaggery again has better health benefits compared to sugar.

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