Kesari Rajbhog By shahreema


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A popular variation of favorite rasgullas, kesari rajbhog are a traditional Bengali sweet delicacy. These Saffron(kesar) flavoured rasgullas stuffed with dry fruits are simply amazing and a favorite mithai among all. Learn an easy way of preparing mouthwatering rajbhog with this simple rajbhog recipe.

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Kesari Rajbhog By shahreema recipe - How to make Kesari Rajbhog By shahreema

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time: approx,20mins   Total Time:    

Ingredients

250 gms Chenna , from cow's milk
3 tbsp mava (khoya)
12 to 15 pistachios
6 to 8 almonds (badam)
1 tsp plain flour (maida)
1 tsp semolina (rava)
4 to 5 cups sugar
1/2 tsp saffron (kesar) strands
2 tbsp rose syrup
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder

Method

  1. Take fresh chenna, knead it well till smooth.
  2. Add refined flour and semolina and knead it gently.
  3. Divide into twelve to fourteen equal portions.
  4. Soak pistachio nuts and almonds in one cup hot water for five minutes.
  5. Drain, peel and chop them roughly.
  6. Combine grated khoya with green cardamom powder and rose syrup. knead it into dough.
  7. Mix in the roughly chopped pistachio nuts, almonds and divide in to twelve to fourteen equal portions.
  8. Stuff a portion of khoya into each portion of chenna and form them into marble-sized balls.
  9. Combine sugar with ¾ litre water.
  10. Bring it to a boil and make thin sugar syrup. remove scum, if any and pass it through a muslin cloth.
  11. Bring sugar syrup to a boil in a wide-mouthed pan and add saffron.
  12. Gently slide in stuffed chenna balls and cook for four to five minutes on high heat.
  13. Sprinkle about quarter cup hot water and continue to cook on high heat for another five minutes or till they are almost double in size.
  14. Remove and keep in sufficient quantity of sugar syrup.
  15. Refrigerate and serve chilled.


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This recipe was contributed by shahreema on 26 Mar 2002


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