Sakhar bhath means sweetened rice, which is a very common sweet dish prepared during festivals and weddings in Goa and Maharashtra. I wont lie, but i did not get it right at the first instance, its only after several trials and by changing a couple of measurements and technique I got a hang of this recipe and hence wanted to share it with you.
When I was a kid, every year during the festival of Ghulal at Shantadurga temple in Dhargal - Goa, we used to accompany our grandfather to the temple, to have this tasty Sakhar Bhath which was served as prasad-blessing of the goddess. Till now, that taste has not matched any other Sakhar bhath that I have eaten.
It took me a while to get this dish right. Its not difficult, but does require a little practice. You also have to adjust the sugar as per your taste.
Sakhar or Kesari Bhath, which is sweet rice is prepared on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Learn how to make Kesari bhath/Sakhar bhath with a twist of pineapple cubes flavored with saffron, cashewnuts and raisins.
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Pineapple Kesari Bhath - Pineapple Sweet rice
Heat ghee, once hot add cloves and cinnamon, Cashewnuts and Raisins. Saute
Then add Basmati rice (Soaked and drained). Saute and fry for 2 mins
Simultaneously, in a pan add Sugar and water, mix well
Then add pineapple pieces and cook till sugar melts
Transfer the sugar syrup into the Rice pan and mix well
To this add saffron soaked in warm milk, cardamon powder and hot water.
Mix, cover and cook till Rice is done or water evaporates
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