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19 June, 2016

Sakhar Bhat/ Kesar Bhat/Sweetened Rice Pulao Indian Style

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Sakhar Bhat/ Kesar Bhat/Sweetened Rice Pulao Indian Style is an Indian Delicacy. Cooked on Festive Occasions it demonstrates the Versatile nature of Rice.

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Sakhar Bhat or Kesar Bhat

I adore sweets sadly I cannot say the same about the rest of my family members. They are sweet-haters, not all sweets mind you chocolates, ice cream, kaju katli welcome but come up with something like Sakhar Bhat it’s a definite no-no.

But I have a blog baby to feed and a hungry Archana who needs sweets to pep her up. Especially with the maid not there… The girls help but I cannot say do this and walk out!! In the honour of the maid here is an ode…

O my Lady Maid how much I take you for granted!!!

I beg a thousand apologies!

Please do not take your holiday yet again in a long time to come!!!

Anyway, I am sure you have heard about Sakhar Bhat its very common in Goan Cuisine, Karnataka Cuisine and Maharashtrian cuisine.

This was a delicious and mild Sakahar Bhat you can add more sugar if you feel like but I loved it as it is.

Linking it to my Rice and its Versatile uses

Sakhar Bhat/ Kesar Bhat/Sweetened Rice Pulao Indian Style

A mildly sweetened rice that is delicious and easy to make.


  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1 tablespoons Ghee
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • A Few Strands Kesar/Saffron
  • 1/4   teaspoon Cardamom Powder
  • A Few Cloves
  • A Few Cashew nuts


  • Wash and drain the rice. Set aside to dry.
  • Heat the ghee, add the cashew nuts fry and set aside.
  • In the same ghee add the cloves.
  • The cloves become fragrant add the rice and stir fry till the rice becomes a little golden.
  • Add 2 cups of water and cook the rice.
  • Once the rice is cooked add the sugar, cashew nuts Kesar, cardamom.
  • Close with a tight fitting lid.
  • Cook on low flame for 5 minutes.
  • Serve warm.


  • I have made the rice mildly sweet.
  • Also, I completed forgot to add cashew nuts please do remember to add them. You can also add almonds and pistachios!!

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0 thoughts on : Sakhar Bhat/ Kesar Bhat/Sweetened Rice Pulao Indian Style

  • June 21, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    loved the ode to the maid ! no wonder they are called “Maid in Manhattan” ! the bhat sounds delish

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  • June 22, 2016 at 6:27 am

    The only kind of sweet rice we make is the one with jaggery. Your version with sugar looks really good. Trying this soon!

  • June 24, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    I am sure the proverb, ‘Absence makes the heart grow fonder’ was written by a woman for her maid! This bhat sound yumm…will try it asap

  • August 10, 2016 at 1:34 am

    Yummy looking sakhar bhat. Loved your ode to the maid 🙂

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