Author: kesari

Kesar Instant Peda

Instant Kesar Peda  Recipe:

A traditional Indian milk based sweet which is usually prepared using khoya however this recipe is an instant version made with Condensed milk, Kesari saffron powder, milk, milk powder, and butter. Finally, instant kesar milk pedas are garnished with almonds and saffron strands.

Recipe Name: Kesar Instant Peda

Time Required
Preparation Time: 35M
Cook Time: 15M
Total Time: 50M
Yield: 17 Peda
Servings: 7-8



  • Sweetened Condensed milk – 200g
  • Milk powder – 1 cup
  • Unsalted butter – 50 g
  • Milk – 2 Tbsp.
  • Kesari Saffron Powder 1 Pinch
  • To garnish,
  • Almonds – 17
  • Saffron Strands


  1. In a pan, heat milk over low flame and transfer it to a small bowl. Add saffron powder, blend well and keep aside.
  2. In a non-stick pan, melt butter. Once melted, add the milk powder and mix well making sure that there are no lumps.
  3. Next add the condensed milk and cook for 3-4 minutes on low flame stirring continuously.
  4. Now, add the saffron infused milk to the condensed milk mixture, mix well and continue cooking for 7-8 minutes on low heat, until the mix becomes thick.
  5. Once the peda mix has become thick, transfer the mixture to a plate and let it cool for 30 minutes.
  6. After the mix has cooled, make small balls, flatten them out a little and crimp the edges using a toothpick to give them a peda shape.
  7. Once all the pedas are ready, gently press down an almond in the centre of the peda.

Other saffron recipes that you can try are:

  1. Kesari Pista Kulfi
  2. Kesari Sooji Rasgulla. 



Kesari Khoya Phirni recipe

Kesari khoya phirni is a popular traditional dessert recipe that is made with saffron, milk, ground rice, khoya, ghee, cloves, and cardamom. The best way to serve this chilled phirni with some chopped almonds crushed pistachios and dried rose petals on top.


¼ Cup Rice
½ cup water
1 ½ Liters Milk
1 tsp. Ghee
2 Cloves
¼ Cup Sugar
20-25 Strands Kesari Saffron
¼ Cup Khoya, grated
1 ½ tsp. Cardamom Powder
Crushed Almonds, for garnish
Crushed Pistachio, for garnish
Dried Rose Petals, for garnish (Optional)

In a bowl, soak the rice in water for one hour. Drain and grind the soaked rice to a coarse paste.
In a deep non-stick pan, heat ghee over medium heat and add the cloves. Sauté for 30 seconds and then add the milk slowly.
When the milk starts to simmer, transfer a ladle full of milk to a small bowl and add saffron to it. Soak the saffron threads in the milk for about 5 -7 minutes to release the color and flavor. Mix well.
Meanwhile, bring the milk to boil in a deep pan. Lower the heat and let it simmer.
Now add the saffron infused milk to the simmering milk along with the rice paste and stir continuously.
Once the mix has reduced and turn into a little thick, add the grated khoya, cardamom powder, and sugar. {Blend well and continue to cook another 15-20 minutes, until the desired consistency is achieved. Make sure the phirini does not stick to the bottom of the pan otherwise you will get burnt taste.
Next, add the cardamom powder. Set aside in small bowls and refrigerate for about 2 hours.
Once the phirni is set, garnish it with pistachio, almonds and rose petals. Serve chilled.

Kesar Milk

Kesar Milk: A refreshing and nourishing drink for pregnant women that has the goodness of almonds and is made using Kesari – India`s purest and most trusted saffron brand.
Not only is this drink pleasing to the eye and palate, but it also has numerous health benefits too…
1. Immune health.
2. No artificial color.
3. No preservatives.
4. Contains essential nutrients.
5. Enriched with vitamins and minerals.
Try this at home. Kids love it!


  • Kesar Milk


    • 4 cups whole milk
    • 1/2 cup almonds
    • 2 cups hot water
    • 1 tsp ground green cardamom
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • 1/2 tsp Kesarisaffron


    1. First, soak saffron in hot water and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
    2. Now soak the almonds for 20 minutes in hot water.
    3. Soaking in hot water helps in peeling the skin of almonds.
    4. Now blanch the almonds. Add the almonds to the grinder and add 2-3 tablespoon of milk.
    5. Grind it until forms a smooth mixture.
    6. In a heavy bottom pan, bring milk to boil. Simmer on low heat for 10- 12 minutes.
    7. Make sure you stir it intermittently to avoid burning and sticking at the bottom.
    8. Add almond mixture to the milk stirring continuously until mixed well.
    9. Add saffron water and sugar
    10. Stir it well. Simmer until milk is reduced to 3/4 amount.
    11. Milk is ready to serve. Garnish with sliced almonds and saffron strand.
    12. You can serve this milk hot or chilled.

Note: The longer the saffron soaks, you will get a light yellowish color. You may also like Kesar Almond Halwa.

Kesar Almond Halwa

Kesar almond halwa is an Indian dessert recipe made with badam,sugar,milk and flavored with saffron. Add natural color to your halwa by adding a pinch of Kesar.


Ingredients :

  • 1 cup almonds
  • ¾ cup sugar 
  • fat pinch of saffron 
  • ⅛ tsp. cardamom powder
  • ¾ cup milk 
  • 4 tbsp ghee
  • few drops of rose water (optional)
  1. Wash and soak almonds in lot of water for 4 hours. peel off the skin and rinse them. 
  2. Blend badam, sugar, cardamoms, saffron with milk or water to a smooth paste.
  3. Heat a nonstick pan or heavy bottom pan, add 2 tablespoon of ghee to it.
  4. Add the ground paste and constanly stir the mixture as it can stick burn from bottom.
  5. Add additional 2 tbsp of ghee and cook till the halwa thickens.
  6. when it reaches a desired consistency,put in a container to set
  7. Finally,Garnish with a pinch of Kesari Saffron.

Saffron Pudding

Saffron Pudding  is an easy dessert recipe made using milk, cream, saffron, egg and garnished with nuts.


  • 300ml pure cream
  • 100ml milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kesari saffron threads, soaked in 1 teaspoon water
  • 2 strips orange rind
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar

Pistachio Praline

  • 1/2 cup pistachio nuts
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

Method of preparing saffron pudding:

Note that this recipe takes 20 minutes preparation excluding chilling, 45 minutes cooking.


1. Heat cream, milk, saffron, orange and vanilla bean over a gentle heat (Neff induction level 4) until almost boiling.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and caster sugar.

3. Whisk the warm cream mixture into egg yolks. Strain mixture into a jug.

4. Divide mixture into 6 ramekins.

5. Stand ramekins on a large perforated cooking container and cook in steam oven on steam cooking setting at 100°C for 15 to 20 minutes until just set. (Alternative: bake in a water bath in your oven at 150°C for 20 minutes until just set).

6. Chill for 3 to 4 hours.

Saffron pudding is now ready to serve. This aromatic pudding is sure to impress your guests!