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Indian Sweet Recipe, Diwali Sweet Recipe : Beenaj Recipe

Learn how to make Beenaj Recipe for the festive occasion of Diwali!


1 cup basmati (long grain) rice
1 cup sugar
Ghee -1/2 cup
2 cloves
1-1/4 cinnamon stick
2-3 cardamoms
8-10 pistachios
8-10 almonds
15-20 raisins
few drops saffron colour
6 cups water approx.

Method :

Blanch (optional) almonds and pistas, cut into thin slivers. 
Wash and soak rice for 10 minutes. 
Put water to boil, add rice, cook till 3/4 done. 
It is done when grain gets mashed between fingers only when forced. 
Drain out all water. Cool in a large plate. 
Add sugar and mix gently till with hands till well blended. 
Heat ghee. Add cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. 
Add rice, and toss gently with spatula. 
Dilute colour in 1/2 cup water, sprinkle over rice. 
When well mixed, cover and simmer till all moisture evaporates. 
Garnish with pista and almonds. 
Serve hot.