Saffron Kesari

Hi Friends,my today's post is going to be a special celebration post.A birthday celebration post for my dear friend Subha,who is a food blogger too.Subha and me share a 15 yrs of friendship,so she is my long-time friend.For my dear and long-time friend i decided, to dedicate a special post for her.Since she's also a co-blogger this oppurtunity to post for her happened easily.Happy Birthday Subha.. Hope she will be happy for my post..

Coming to our post,let it be a kesari or payasam we people generally make it only for special occasion's like festival's or on birthday,anniversary day's.So while doing kesari for special person's i decided to give a special touch to it,why don't we add saffron's to them to make it rich and give a special appeal to our dear one's.Even saffron's give the kesar color to the sweet ,which is a natural way of coloring the dessert.The kesari which i've made here is a general kesari which we make at anybody's home,but the special ingredient saffron make's my dessert to name as Saffron Kesari,that's it.Still, you can follow the same recipe for making your ordinary kesari's,only by excluding the saffron's i've added in the recipe.And ypu can give any yellow or red food colors for coloring the sweet.Let's look at the recipe below.


Roasted Rava - 1 Cup
Water - 2.5Cup
Sugar - 1 Cup
Ghee - 1 Tbsp
Roasted Cashews- few
Crushed Elaichi - 2

For Saffron Mix

Saffron strands - 4 to 5 
Milk - 4 Tbsp
Yellow Food Color- a pinch (optional)

For Roasting Rava

Ghee - 1 - 2 Tbsp


  • Measure your roasted rava.If not using roasted one's,heat a spoonful of ghee in a pan and add the rava till golden color.You can add upto 2 Tbsp of ghee for a single cup of rava. Transfer the rava once done. Soak the saffron strands in warm milk for about half an hour,if the saffron color is not enough you can add extra food color.In a pan add the cashews roast them with a little bit of ghee and place them separately. Crush the elaichi using a stone mortar or just give a pulse in run in your mixer.

  • Add crushed elaichi to the same pan,where the cashews are roasted, and saute for 10 sec's then add the water.Let them boil.

  • Add the roated rava to the boiling water and keep on stir with the other hand.Mix then well wait until they are well cooked.Once cooked add the saffron-milk solution and give a mix again.Ensure that the color is evenly spread.

  • Then add the sugar and give a mix again and stir for 3 to 4 minutes in medium flame.Switch off the flame and finally add the roasted cashews and ghee and mix well.
  • It's ready to serve


  1. the kesari looks so good... glad to follow u...

  2. delicious and the pictures says ur heart felt friendship, glad to know abt subha n Happy Birthday to her!!!

  3. Perfectly made prethi........

  4. Super da...My kids will love it

  5. Such a pretty looking kesari sure it holds loads of flavours :) can i have some?

  6. a beautiful dessert...great for celebrations :-)