Saffron-apple rabri

We have about 3 dozens of organic apples-Thanks to hubby's friend who them passed over to us straight from the farm.Had it been summer ,it would have vanished in a couple of days either as a fruit salad or as juice.But in winter no one is in a mood to eat fruits of any kind other than strawberry.After raking my brains I experimented with this rabri and it did turn out well.

Rabri is a dessert famous in Rajastan and Hariyana.It is also found in the Pakistani cuisine.There are two types of Rabri-the sweet and the savory varieties.The savory one is made with flour and buttermilk and masala,salt and cumin are added for flavor.

I prepared the sweet version in the microwave.Lil angel was a little skeptical to try it out but after coaxing her and feeding a spoonful she was delighted.I have added a small dose of saffron to add to the richness of the dish.

I used :

Milk -3 cups
Condensed milk-2 tablespoons
Apple-1 large,peeled ,cored and grated
Saffron-a few stands,soaked in a teaspoon of warm milk
Cardamom powder- a pinch

  1. In a microwave safe bowl,put in milk and microwave on medium heat till the milk reduces to 3/4th the original quantity.It took 8 minutes in mine.Stir twice in between.
  2. Rub the saffron into the milk in which it has been soaking and add it to the bowl along with condensed milk,apple,cardamom powder.
  3. Mix well and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  4. Let it stand for another 2 minutes.
  5. Remove from microwave and serve warm / chilled.
An easy dessert ready in 10 minutes!!


  1. Use a deep bowl to prevent milk from spilling over.
  2. I did not add sugar as the condensed milk and apple imparted sweetness to the dish.
  3. Use sweet apples only otherwise the taste is spoilt.
  4. If you prefer,you can use the apple by grating it without removing the peel.
  5. You can also garnish them with nuts and dried fruits.
I am sending this warm bowl of Saffron-apple Rabri to DK for the event JFI-Saffron.

Happy cooking...

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