Goan Dessert Sakhar Bhaat Recipe
Rich dessert from Goa, made of basmati rice, ghee, sugar flavoured with cardamom and saffron
Goan Dessert Sakhar Bhaat Recipe is a very popular dessert cooked in many parts in India. In Goa, Basmati rice is cooked separately in lots of ghee . Generous amount of saffron and sugar is what takes it to perfect this recipe and result is the absolutely mouthwatering traditional dessert. Serve Goan Dessert Sakhar Bhaat Recipe as a dessert along with a Goan inspired meal of The Goan Kelyachyo Fodi, Tawa Paratha, Steamed rice and Potato Vindaloo Recipe (Spicy Goan Potato Curry).
If you like this recipe, try more recipes like
- Manganem Recipe - Goan Style Chana Dal Kheer (Payasam)
- Goan Bhakkam Peda Recipe (Soft Dough Balls in Sugar Syrup)
- Goan Style Banana Halwa Recipe (Kelyacho Halwo)
- 1 Cup Basmati rice
- 1/2 Cup Ghee
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 pinch Saffron strands
- 2 Tablespoons Mixed nuts , crushed
- 2 Tablespoons Raisins
- 2-1/2 Cups Water
- 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder
- 1 pinch Salt
Directions for Goan Dessert Sakhar Bhaat Recipe
To begin making Goan Dessert Sakhar Bhaat Recipe, wash rice well with water 3-4 times and leave it aside for 20 minutes soaking in water.
In a saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of ghee and fry cashew nuts and raisins for a minute. Remove and keep aside.
In the same saucepan, add the remaining ghee, water, salt and saffron. Mix and let it come to boil.
Once the water is boiled, add soaked rice. Mix, cover it and cook on medium heat. While covering, make sure not to cover it fully, so as to allow steam to escape.
Otherwise once the water and rice starts to boil, it starts to overflow. After about 5-6 minutes water will be absorbed.
Now reduce the heat to low setting and cook till the rice is nice and soft. Stir in between.
Once the rice is soft, add sugar, fried nuts, raisins and cardamom powder. Mix well. Cover and simmer on low for 5 more minutes and remove from heat.