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Kesari is a wonderful low-calorie dessert made of milk solids blended with icing sugar and spices. A generous garnish of chopped almonds and pistachios adds to the rich-feel of this saffron-tinged sweet.

Kesari recipe - How to make Kesari

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3 cups milk
1/4 tsp citric acid (nimbu ka phool)
6 to 8 tbsp icing sugar
a pinch of cardamom (elaichi) powder
a few saffron (kesar) strands , dissolved in a little milk
a pinch of grated nutmeg (jaiphal)

For The Garnish
chopped almond (badam)
chopped pistachios

  1. Bring the milk to a boil and remove from the heat.
  2. Dissolve the citric acid in 1/4 cup of warm water.
  3. Add it to the milk, stir gently and wait for 2 to 3 minutes till the milk curdles.
  4. Strain out all the whey.
  5. Put the milk solids into a blender, add the icing sugar, cardamom powder, saffron and nutmeg and blend to a smooth paste.
  6. Pour into serving bowls and chill.
  7. Serve chilled, garnished with chopped almonds and pistachios.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy423 cal
Protein12.9 g
Carbohydrates32.9 g
Fiber0 g
Fat19.5 g
Cholesterol48 mg
Sodium57 mg
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 on 02 Mar 13 09:51 AM

Nice quick dessert which is thick in consistency and tastes like paneer flavored with saffron and cardamom.