My mom prepares this very well..This is one of my favorite which my mom prepares..
It is a quick to prepare and even more quicker in a microwave..I adopted the method from Mallika Badrinath's book..
Turned out super delicious..
Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups
Milk - 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar candy ( kalkandu in tamil ) - 1 cup
Saffron - few strands
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder - 2 pinches
Ghee - 1 tablespoon
Chopped cashews,almonds and raisins - 1 tablespoon
Ghee - 3 tablespoons
Wash rice and mix with the measured water and allow it to soak for 30 minutes.
Cook on micro High for 13 to 15 minutes in a closed bowl along with the milk until the rice gets cooked well.
Stir once and again micro High for 5 minutes.
Mix the rice along with the kalkandu, coconut, saffron, cardamom and one tablespoon ghee.
Again micro High for three minutes keeping the vessel opened.
In a plate mix the nuts, raisins and the remaining ghee and micro High for 3 minutes.
Add this to the rice and mix well.
Allow 3 minutes standing time..
You can also prepare this using sugar instead of the kalkandu..There is no much difference in the taste of the rice.
Delicious kalkandu sadham is ready.
This is my entry to Microwave Easy Cooking - Rice hosted by Srivalli and Rice Mela