Kesari Bhat

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"This is a traditional Indian sweet, prepared all over India. It is the standard offering to God, that is cooked as 'prasad' after a 'Pooja'. This recipe is made using 1 1/4 of any measure(instead of one) by Hindus as they believe using the extra measure will usher in prosperity and happiness."
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12 m servings 620 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 620 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 38.4 g
  • 59%
  • Carbs:
  • 65.7g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 6.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 75 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Soften the saffron threads in the hot milk; set aside. Heat oil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in the semolina. Cook until toasted and light brown, stirring constantly.
  2. Bring the milk to a boil in a separate saucepan. Turn heat to medium-low and stir in the semolina and banana; cover and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the sugar, cover and cook for an additional minute.
  3. Meanwhile, in a separate pan, heat ghee over medium-high heat. Add cashews and raisins; cook until the raisins puff. Pour the raisins into the semolina, mix well, and cook covered for another minute.


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