Friday, April 30, 2010

Sakhar Bhaat / Sweetened Rice

Sakhar Bhaat is one of the easiest n simplest sweet to make.
Cloves is the prominent spice n flavouring agent in this Goan sweet.

1/2 cup rice, washed and drained for 20 minutes,
1 tsp ghee,
1 tsp raisins,
2 tsp chopped cashew nuts,
1 tsp powdered cardamom,
5 cloves,
pinch of nutmeg,
pinch of saffron soaked in a tsp of milk or some orange color,
3/4 cup sugar,
2 and 3/4 cup water.

  • Heat ghee in a pan on medium heat.
  • Add the cloves and rice, saute till the rice is nice n toasty.
  • Add the raisins and cashew nuts and saute a minute more.
  • Add hot water , cover and cook till the rice is cooked/done.
  • Add the cardamom, nutmeg, sugar, saffron milk or color and mix well (but very gently or else the grains of rice will break and become a mush).
Let the rice cook fully as the rice does not cook anymore once the sugar is added.


  1. thats another new dish but sounds very easy. the kind of sweet tooth I have this dish could be a saviour at times. lovely picture Mayuri.

  2. Sayantani - this dish is very quick n easy to prepare. do try it.