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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.

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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 per serving
Energy423 cal
Protein12.9 g
Carbohydrates32.9 g
Fiber0 g
Fat19.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A480 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.3 mg
Vitamin B30.3 mg
Vitamin C3 mg
Folic Acid16.8 mcg
Calcium630 mg
Iron0.6 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium57 mg
Potassium270 mg
Zinc0 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.