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Kesar Chai

Kesar Chai

Try this Soothing and Refreshing chai/tea during a tea break or even for morning breakfast.
Ingredients:
1. 2 cups Water
2. 1 teaspoon Tea leaves
3. 1/4 cup Milk
4. Kesari Saffron strands (7- 8 strands)
5. cinnamon stick – 1
6. cardamom powder – 1 Tsp
7. sugar – 1½ tbsp or
Preparation:
1. Take a pan and add water, along with the saffron strands and cardamom powder, pepper, cinnamon stick and give it a boil.
2. Once it begins to boil; add the tea leaves. Allow the tea leaves to simmer in the water for about a minute and turn off the heat.
3. Once you add the tea leaves, allow it to brew just a little to ensure the tea stays light and does not turn bitter.
4. Stir in the milk into the chai and allow it to rest for a few seconds.
5. Strain the Kesar chai into the cups and serve. Add a few more saffron strands to the top while serving, this will give a great look and also add to the taste and flavor of the chai.
Benefits of Kesar Chai:
Here are the few health benefits of adding a flavor – Kesari(saffron) into your cup of tea/ chai:
Antidepressant
Memory Booster
Cancer Prevention
Vision Health
Blood Pressure
Clear Skintone

Saffron Moong Dal Halwa recipe

Moong Dal Halwa Recipe:

Moong Dal Halwa is a famous Indian dessert made using moong dal and flavored with ghee, saffron, and cardamom.
Here’s how to make perfect moong dal halwa which is a classic recipe that melts in your mouth and treats you as a delicious dessert.

Preparation Time: 10min

Cook Time: 1h
Ready Time: 1h 10min
Servings: 7-8

Ingredients:
1 Cup Moong Dal
1 Cup Water + to soak 25-30
Kesari Saffron Strands+ for garnish
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Ghee
1 Tbsp Sooji
1 Tbsp Besan
⅛ Tsp Cardamom Powder
2 Tbsp Chopped Nuts + for garnish

Preparation:

In a bowl, add moong dal along with water and soak overnight.

Drain the dal and add to a blender. Blend for a couple of seconds to form a coarse paste. Keep aside.

In a saucepan, add 1 cup water and bring to the boil. Transfer 1 ladle of the boiling water to a small bowl, add saffron and let it infuse for 5 minutes. Add the infused saffron water back to the boiling water along with sugar. Mix well once the sugar has dissolved.

Cook the sugar-water mix for 5-7 minutes until syrupy. Keep aside.

In a deep non-stick pan, heat ghee over medium-low heat and add sooji and besan. Cook for a minute and add the ground moong dal. Cook for 20-30 minutes while stirring continuously until a sand-like texture is formed.

You may also like to try Kesar Kheer recipe.

youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiRCm_2OYkc

 

Saffron Shahi Toast Recipe.

Saffron Shahi Toast Recipe: 

Shahi Tukda(Shahi Tukra) is the rich royal bread pudding made with milk, nuts, saffron powder, sugar, bread, and ghee. Try this super easy recipe and enjoy the most famous recipe at home.

Preparation Time: 5min

Cook Time: 2h 20min

Ready Time: 2h 25min

Servings: 1-2

 

Ingredients

½ Litre Full Fat Milk

1 Pinch

Kesari Saffron Powder

1/8 Tsp Cardamom Powder

½ Cup + 1 Tbsp Sugar

250 ml Water

2 Bread Slices

Ghee, for frying

Chopped Nuts, for garnish

Saffron Strands, for garnish

Silver Leaf, for garnish

Preparation:

In a deep non-stick pan, add milk and bring to the boil. Once the milk starts boiling, take out a ladle full of the hot milk into a small bowl and add saffron powder. Mix well and add back to the boiling milk.

Reduce the heat to low, add sugar and cardamom powder. Mix well and continue to simmer for 1 hour 45 minutes or until thick, while stirring in between.

Once the rabri reaches the desired consistency, take it off the heat and keep aside.

In another non-stick pan, add remaining ½ cup sugar along with water. Bring to the boil and cook for 7-8 minutes until syrupy. Keep aside.

In another pan, heat ghee over medium heat. Add 1 bread slice to the hot ghee and fry for a minute per side until golden brown and crisp. Transfer to the reserved sugar syrup, soak for a minute and transfer to a serving plate.

Top the soaked bread slice with rabri, garnish with chopped nuts, saffron and silver leaf. Repeat with remaining bread and rabri. Serve warm.

 

Youtube link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1vTJ1BCXNE

 

Saffron Mango Shrikhand Dessert Recipe

Description:
Mango Shrikhand is a very simple, healthy and easy dessert recipe which can be prepared in no time. Mango Shrikhand is made with hung curd, mango puree, sugar, and saffron powder. It is garnished with chopped nuts and saffron strands and is best served chilled. Do try this no-cook dessert and enjoy with your family.

Preparation Time: 10min
Ready Time: 10min
Servings: 4-5
Ingredients:
1 Mango, diced
1 ½ Cup Hung Curd
2 ½ Tbsp Powdered Sugar
2 Tbsp Warm Water
⅛ Tsp
Kesari Saffron Powder
Chopped Nuts, for garnish
Saffron Strands, for garnish

Preparation:

In a hand blender jar or hand blender, add diced mango and blend into a puree. Keep aside.

In a bowl, add hung curd and powdered sugar. Whisk well.

Add warm water to a small bowl and add saffron powder. Mix well and add to the hung curd mix along with mango puree. Mix well and transfer to serving bowls.

Garnish the shrikhand with chopped nuts and saffron and serve chilled.

Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iyMGRrm3PI

 

Saffron(Kesar) Basundi recipe

Description:

Check out the best way to make Basundi (rabri) nourished with almonds, pista, cardamom, and few saffron Strands. The best way to think about it as a slow cooking rice pudding…without the rice. It’s one of the easiest recipes you’ll find anywhere which can be cooked within 30 minutes. Just, give it a try with Kesari saffron Threads!

Preparation Time: 5min
Cook Time: 1h 40min
Ready Time: 1h 45min
Servings: 4-5

Ingredients:
1 Litre Milk
20 Kesari Saffron Strands+for garnish
3 Tbsp Almonds, chopped
3 Tbsp Cashews, chopped
1 Tbsp Pistachios, chopped
⅓ Cup Sugar
¼ Tsp Cardamom Powder
Chopped Nuts, for garnish

Preparation:
In a deep non-stick pan, add milk and bring to the boil. Transfer a ladle of the boiling milk to a small bowl, add saffron and let it infuse for 5 minutes. Transfer the saffron milk back to the boiling milk.

Add almonds, cashews, and pistachios. Mix well and cook for 30 minutes while stirring in between.

Add sugar and cardamom powder. Mix well and cook for 50 minutes to 1 hour until most of the liquid has evaporated and the milk has become thick.

Once cooked, transfer the basundi to serving bowls, garnish with saffron and chopped nuts and serve warm or chilled.

you tube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpAcp9tB6Gs