How to make Sakhar Bhaat - Sweet rice flavoured with saffron and cardamom powder and served garnished with almonds and raisins.

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Main Ingredients : Sugar (चीनी), Basmati rice (बासमती चावल)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Mithais

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Sakhar Bhaat

Hindi: cheeni
Ever imagined what life would be without some meetha? The gulab jamuns, barfis, pedas, laddoos, modaks, halwas…you can say let the sugar substitutes rule but not everything is possible with substitutes! One of oldest flavourings and condiments used by mankind, this ingredient is an instant provider of energy. Also available in various types, sugar is either derived from sugarcane or beetroot.

For more recipes related to Sakhar Bhaat checkout Dhoda, Gujiya, Candied Pumpkin Seeds. You can also find more Mithais recipes like Tender Coconut Kulfi, Dal Pinni, Papaya Barfi, Mawa Til ke Laddoo.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Sakhar Bhaat Recipe

  • Sugar 1 1/2 cups

  • Basmati rice soaked 1 cup

  • lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Ghee 1/2 cup

  • Cloves 2-3

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Saffron (kesar) soaked in warm milk 1 tablespoon

  • Almond slivers 1 tablespoon

  • Raisins 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Dissolve sugar in half a cup of water and keep aside. Add lemon juice to it.

Step 2

Reserve 1 tablespoon ghee and heat the remaining ghee in a non-stick pan. Add cloves and rice, sauté for 2 minutes over medium heat. Add 2 cups of hot water. Mix well and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Add sugar syrup and stir well.

Step 3

Add cardamom powder and saffron milk. Mix well, cover and cook till dry.

Step 4

Reserve some of the dry fruits and add the remaining along with the reserved ghee. Mix well, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 5

Serve hot garnished with reserved dry fruits.