Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Kalkandh Rice

Kalkandh rice is a sweet rice prepared with kalkandh / Sugar candy. Since there was 2 packets of kalkandh left at the shelf, I decided to make this rice. Usually this rice is given as prasad in many temples in South India and made during festivals at home.   

Kalkandh / Sugar Candy 3/4th cup
Rice 1 cup
Green Cardamon 1
Cardamon powder 1tsp
Raisins few
Cashew nuts few
Ghee 1 tbsp
Cloves 1 or 2 
Milk 1/2 cup
Water 3 cups

Wash rice and cook in pressure cooker with water for 4 whistles. Once pressure releases, take the rice out. 

When the rice is still hot, add kalkandh and 1/2 cup milk over the rice and mash and mix it well. Kalkandh will get melted with the heat of the cooked rice.
{Tip - You can add warm milk too}

Heat ghee in a pan, roast cashew, and raisin and keep aside.

In the same pan, transfer kalkandh rice, add cardamon, cloves, and mix well. Allow to cook in slow flame, for 2 - 3 minutes. The consistency of the rice should be thick and sticky.

Now add cardamon powder, roasted cashews and raisins.

Garnish with raisins / cashews / top it with some more ghee.

Serve hot.

Kalkandh can be powdered and added, or as such can be added.

For colour, you can add saffron strands.


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