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Tea Masala | How to make homemade chai masala – Kesari

Description:Tea Masala Powder is a mixture of the aromatic Indian spices Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger, Black Pepper, and Clove. This aromatic chai masala helps add a spicy warm flavor to tea and transforms your regular tea to an exquisite aromatic tea.Ingredients:

  • 15Kesari Green Cardamoms
  • 2 Tsp Kesari Peppercorns
  • 1 Tsp Kesari Cloves
  • 4 Kesari Cinnamon Sticks
  • 2 Tsp Ginger Powder
  • Method:
  • In a dry grinder jar, add cardamoms, peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and ginger powder.
  • Close the lid and grind to form a fine tea masala powder.
  • Once the tea masala is ready, transfer the masala into an airtight container and use when required.
Tea Masala | How to make homemade chai masala - Kesari

veg pulao recipe | vegetable pulao | how to make veg pulav | Kesari

Description:Veg pulao is an one pot rice dish made with mixed vegetables and dry spices.
Pulao is served with raita or any veg gravy. Adding saffron to the pulao makes it more flavourful and aromatic along with giving the rice dish a bright saffron colour.
Do try this delicious recipe at home and drop a comment. 

Ingredients:

  • Hot Water
  • 10-15 Kesari Saffron Strands
  • 1 Cup Basmati Rice
  • 3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • ¾ Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 3 Kesari Green Cardamoms
  • 5 Kesari Cloves
  • 10 Kesari Black Peppercorns
  • ½ Kesari Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Carrot, peeled & diced
  • 1 Cup Cauliflower, cut into florets
  • ⅓ Cup Frozen Peas
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 ½ Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • ¼ Tsp Garam Masala
  • ½ Tsp Cumin Powder
  • ¾ Tsp Mango Powder
  • ⅛ Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Coriander Leaves, for garnish
  •  Method: 
  • In a pot filled with hot water, add saffron strands along with rice. Bring to the boil and cook for 10 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  • In a large wok, heat oil over medium heat and add cumin seeds, cardamom, peppercorns, cloves and cinnamon stick. Saute for a few seconds until the cumin starts to splutter.
  • Add carrots, cauliflower, frozen peas, salt to taste, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, cumin powder, mango powder and turmeric powder. Mix well, cover and cook for 7-8 minutes.
  • Remove the cover, mix again and add the boiled saffron rice to the vegetable mix. Stir gently and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Once cooked, remove from heat, transfer the vegetable pulav to a serving bowl, garnish with coriander and serve hot.
Veg pulao recipe | Vegetable pulao | How to make veg pulav | Kesari

Easy Rasam Recipe| How to make Rasam – SPICE liquid

Description:Rasam is a South Indian soup recipe made with toor dal, tamarind juice, tomato and a variety of spices. It is a spicy, tangy and can be done with in 10 mins. This tasty rasam can be served with hot plain rice or as a beverage. Kindly watch this rasam recipe video and share with your family friends and groups.
Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Peppercorns
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Whole Red Chillies, halved
  • 3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Green Chilli, slit
  • 15-20 Curry Leaves
  • ⅛ Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 300ml Tomato Puree
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Tamarind Paste
  • 4 Drops Spice Liquid Hing
  • Water as required
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander, for garnish
  • Method:
  • Heat a pan over medium heat and add coriander seeds, peppercorns, cumin seeds and red chillies. Dry roast for a minute and transfer to a grinder.
  • Grind to form a rasam masala. Keep aside.
  • In a wok or deep pan, heat oil over medium heat and mustard seeds. Cook until they start to splutter and add the green chilli along with curry leaves and turmeric powder. Mix well and add the reserved rasam masala. Mix again.
  • Add tomato puree, tamarind paste and mix well. Add the hing drops along with water and give it a nice stir. Add salt, mix again and bring to the boil. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Once cooked, transfer the rasam to a serving bowl, garnish with coriander and serve hot with papad.
Easy Rasam Recipe| How to make Rasam - Kesari

Kesar Chai

How to Prepare Kesar Chai at home?

All you need is water, tea leaves, milk, saffron strands, sugar, and a few spices to make this super healthy beverage. Addition of saffron or kesar in boiling water gives the flavor and aroma to tea.

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: 

1. Antidepressant

2. Memory Booster

3. Cancer Prevention

4. Vision Health

5. Blood Pressure

6. Clear Skintone 

Saffron Apple smoothie! How to make Apple Smoothie Recipe at home.

A refreshing smoothie which is a blend of apple, saffron,milk, and sugar. It is simple and easy recipe to prepare. All you need to do is infuse saffron in hot milk and blend together saffron milk, apple, milk and sugar. Do try this delicious  and healthy smoothie and let us know  how it turns out!

Ingredients:
    ⅓ Cup Warm Milk
    20  Kesari Saffron Strands
    + for garnish
    1 Apple, peeled & diced
    300ml Milk
    3 Tbsp Powdered Sugar
    Apple Slice, for garnish
Method:
In a small bowl, add warm milk along with saffron. Mix well and let it infuse for 5 minutes.
Add the infused saffron milk to a blender jar along with diced apple, milk and sugar. Blend for 2 minutes and chill in a refrigerator for 20 minutes.
Pour the saffron apple smoothie to a serving glass, garnish the rim with an apple slice and serve chilled.