Sakhar bhaat (Sweetened Rice) is simple and delicious Maharashtrian food at its best. It can be prepared for any special occasions and festivals. A bit of saffron and clove elevates the humble rice to a new level!
Recipe Source :- Amma

Ingredients:-

2cups Basmati rice, washed and drained ( I used Sona Massouri which was available )
2 tbsp ghee
3 cups sugar
4-5 lavanga (cloves)
¼ tsp Elachi Powder (cardamom powder )
8-10 cashewnuts, halved
1/4 tsp kesar (saffron threads) or few drops orange color
10-12 raisins


Method:-

1) First Wash and cook the rice. Cook rice with enough water in pressure cooker .It should not be overcooked.
2) When the rice is cooked, gently spread it in a plate and let it cool.
3) Heat the ghee, when hot add the cloves and cook till the color of cloves starts changes (don't let them burn).
4) After that add Sugar and mix well for 2 mins. Then add the cooked rice when it is little bit warm only and mix well .
5) Add saffron / orange food color, cardamom powder, cashews.
6) Then cover and cook the rice for 7-8 mins on low heat.
7) When rice is fully cooked remove it in a flat plate.
8) Serve hot or chilled, garnished with the raisins and the nuts.

Note:- For 1 cup rice – 1 ¾ cup water.

I am sending this to Nag's 'Ravishing Rice' Event Which was originally started by Meeta.
This is also reaching Shanti's 'Sweet time' Event.

25 Comments:

  1. Priti said...
    Looks yummy..I feel like eating now :)
    Pooja said...
    Delicious sweet..looks tempting..
    Ramya Bala said...
    swwet rice looks delicious :)
    Prathibha said...
    Looking yummy sireesha...s
    Happy cook said...
    Wow tha tlooks so so yummy. I can imagine the sweetness in the ricce.
    Mahimaa's kitchen said...
    wow.. new dish to me. lovely..we make only sweet pongal. this version is nice.
    Pooja said...
    This looks delicious and tempting!
    Divya Vikram said...
    This sounds like a great dessert! Love the color!
    rekhas kitchen said...
    delicious rice nice color too sireesha.
    Ammu said...
    Delicious & tempting. Lovely sweet.
    Kitchen Flavours said...
    Oh wow simply yummylicious....Awesome presentation....I think you can send this to Monthly Mingle-Rice hosted by Nags.
    sowmya said...
    i make this if I get bored of chakkaraipongal(jaggery rice)...looks yumm.
    Cham said...
    My mom does on Pongal (sakkranthi) Good one :)
    Padma said...
    A very new recipe ...looks delicious :)
    Ivy said...
    This sounds very original and delicious as I don't know many desserts with rice.
    Curry Leaf said...
    Lovely.The rice looks perfect
    Nags said...
    yours is the first dessert for the event :) thank you so much!!
    Laavanya said...
    That looks so delicious - a new recipe for me.
    Kalyani said...
    looks delicious & yummy ...
    AnuSriram said...
    Looks inviting! Delicious recipe..
    Ramya Vijaykumar said...
    Sakhar Bhaat looks very tasty and rich.... Looks just like the once given in temples!!! Nice color!!!
    Parita said...
    Wow this dish is new to me and looks really mouth watering :)
    Shreya said...
    love the sweet dish! so yummy looking..grt entry:-)
    Vaishali said...
    Sireesha, I haven't eaten sakhar bhath in ages, but it used to be a popular sweet in my home growing up. My mom would make it all the time, and it was delicious. Yours looks amazing.
    Padma said...
    Hello Sireesha,
    I have something for you in my blog - click on this link to view it :)
    http://padmasrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/05/dhal-coconut-chutney.html

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