Mar 31, 2008

Kalkandu Sadham / Misri Bhath

I was searching for some different rice recipe for the Microwave Easy Cooking Event..
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


  1. Usually i prepare as prasadam. Looks yummy Dhiv :)

  2. That is a nice entry.

  3. That looks delicious. Is it the same as akkaravadisal?

  4. I love kalkandu sadam very much.great entry

  5. hey divya!kalkandu sadham looks great!where did u get kalkandu?looks so yummm

  6. wonderful entry, Divya! We call it kalakanda in telugu. I never used to prepare rice though. Good one. Looks delicious.

  7. kalkandu sadham mmm in hollywood .
    nice entry.try to make sure after exams.

  8. drooling here after reading the recipe..looks yummo!!

  9. This looks really special, Divya. Great job with the picture!

  10. nice recipe divya...will be ideal as prasadam during festive occasions..

  11. That looks know what, I too have the book and thought of making the same one..but couldn't ...good to have this in the party!

  12. Nice sweet entry. Ideal for prasadam. Never tried it. But your post is tempting me. I shall try soon.

  13. Wow.....really delicious! Great entry.Is it similar to rice kheer?

  14. Haven't heard of this before...but it sure sounds good.

  15. Diyva,new to me, MW'd that too, wow..Great post!

  16. I love kalkandu saadham.. thanks for this MW recipe.

  17. Wow ! looks super delicious. I'm drooling :)

  18. Looks very tempting Divya. Even though I have come across this recipe earlier, somehow I did not try it. I should try it, it's so easy using the microwave oven.

  19. Dat looks so nice, Sweet entry Dhivya :) !! Nice pic..

  20. yummyy sweet rice divyaaa, never added kalkanda ,very nice recipe

  21. seeing your kalkandam saadam, when i went to indian store, I was looking for those kalkandam, didnt get it this time, but they told it wud come on weekend, the payasam looks yummy:) thanks for sharing


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