Serves 4

Basmati Rice 1 cup Milk 2 tbsps
Ghee 1 cup Cashewnuts 10-15
Sugar 2 cups Raisins 1 tbsp
Saffron flakes Lemon juice 2 tsp


  1. Cook basmati rice (in such a way that each grain should separate) and spread it on a broad plate. Allow it to cool.
  2. Soak saffron in 2 tbsps of milk.
  3. Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan and add cooked rice. Fry for few minutes.
  4. Then add sugar to it. As the sugar dissolves it appears like payasa (watery).
  5. But don`t worry. Keep stirring till ghee separates. Now add soaked saffron with milk.
  6. Mix nicely and turn off the heat. Then mix raisins, cashews and lemon juice.
Nutrient Composition Per Serving
Energy (Kcal) 573 Carotene (μg) 158.57
Protein (g) 3.67 Vitamin C (mg) 1.16
Carbohydrate (g) 74.3 Mg (mg) 49.15
Fat (g) 28.98 Na (mg) 5.48
Fibre (g) 0.23 K (mg) 17.25
Minerals (g) 0.52 Mn (mg) 0.26
Calcium (mg) 26.26 Zn (mg) 0.8
Phosphorus (mg) 24.25 Cr (mg) 0.01
Iron (mg) 0.99