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The Karismatic Kesar! - Learn About the Benefits of Saffron

By Monami Mitra | Dec 04, 2017

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The Karismatic Kesar! - Learn About the Benefits of Saffron

We have been hearing about the wonders of Kesar (Saffron for the uninitiated) as a timeless tale told by our grandmothers and mothers. Originally from Greece, this spice has travelled its way to India and found a place in our lives. Hailed as the miracle spice, it can be quite expensive depending upon its quality.  But once you get your hands on it, there is a plethora of things you can use it for.

So, let us take you through the wonder spice that is kesar!

Saffron Milk :- Who hasn’t heard of kesar doodh! Known to boost immunity, this drink is especially given to pregnant women for baby’s good health. Anyone can drink it to improve appetite, cure common cold and aid digestion. It is also known to lower blood pressure, improve the quality of sleep and protect the heart as well.So, go ahead and drink up! Saffron MilkKesar Sweetmeats :- For any occasion, kesar pedas are a must-have for anyone with a sweet tooth. You can also make kesar rabdi, kesar kulfi, kesar khoya phirni and other drool-worthy treats. Take your food game up a notch and try quirky recipes like kesar cupcakes with shrikhand frosting. Yumm is the word! Kesar SweetmeatsKesar in Skincare :- Kesar is lately been seen in fancy creams and lotions. And with just reason! Not only does kesar detoxify, but it gives you radiant skin as well. You can even make some DIY packs at home to get that bridal glow all year round. One easy-peasy trick is to mix it with raw milk and sandalwood. It’s that simple! Kesar in SkincareWell, what are you waiting for? Go grab yourself some kesar right now!

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Dev 12/5/2017 4:53:15 PM

Nice blog. I always use kesar in kheer. It adds that must have flavour.

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Sanjeev Wadekar 12/27/2017 12:28:20 PM

Would be interesting to know, in which parts of India Kesar is found? Also any tips on differentiating Original and Fake (if any).

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