Shaalyanna/Rice Kesaribath is one of the famous traditional sweet dish prepared on the day of immersing Ganesha & Gowri. We prepare five types of rice dishes on that auspicious day.
It can also be prepared on any other day when you feel like having some delicious sweet dish. You can make a combination of Chitranna & Shaalyanna/Rice Kesaribath OR Pongal & Shaalyanna/Rice Kesaribath and so on.,
Let us try out Shaalyanna/Rice Kesaribath recipe today.
Cooked rice 1 cup (should not be too paste nor too dry)
Sugar ½ cup
Water ½ cup
Ghee ½ cup
Grated dry coconut ¼ cup
Elaichi/cardamom 1 tsp
Saffron/kesar threads 5-6
Cashew & raisins 6-8
Put 1 tbsp ghee in a pan and roast cashew and raisins and keep aside.
Put water and sugar in the pan and keep on medium flame.
Keep stirring until a thick syrup is formed of thread consistency.
Now add cooked rice, ¾ portion of grated dry coconut and mix well.
Add 1 tbsp ghee and continue cooking in medium flame till water in the cooked rice is dried up in the sugar syrup. Cooked rice will be bigger and when cooked well in sugar syrup it becomes thin losing its water content.
Add 2 tbsp ghee and mix well. Continue cooking in low flame and keep stirring to avoid burning in the bottom.
Add 2 tbsp ghee and mix well. Keep stirring.
Now the shaalyanna comes into one lump leaving the ends of the pan.
When it has become thick and shiny switch off the flame.
Add cardamom and kesar and mix well.
Add roasted cashew, raisins and grated dry coconut and mix well.
Now Shaalyanna/Rice Kesaribath is ready to serve. You can have it hot or cool.
You can give a combination of Chitranna & Shaalyanna or Pongal & Shaalyanna
To avoid burning at the bottom you can use nonstick pan. You can adjust sugar more or less as per your taste. You can add colour to it or it will be plain.