Saffron Cheese Dessert

Saffron Cheese Dessert

A delicate Indian saffron dessert made of cheese with the flavors of saffron, ghee, almonds, raisins and rich cream… .


  • 1 teaspoon crushed cardamom seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sliced pistachio nuts
  • 250 gm home-made cheese
  • 1 teaspoon roasted semolina
  • 2-3 tablespoon castor sugar
  • 1 tablespoon almond powder
  • 1 tablespoon cream/milk
  • 1 tablespoon raisins

For the topping

  • 1 teaspoon soaked saffron strands
  • 2 tablespoon dried fruit
  • 2 tablespoon cream
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 piece of coal
  • 1 paan leaf


Beat cheese until smooth. Add semolina, sugar, spice and almond powder. Cook on a slow flame for 5 minutes. Stir in the pistachio nuts. Bind with cream and place in a heatproof bowl.

For the topping:

Spoon on the cream. Sprinkle with saffron and dried fruit. Press on the paan leaf and place the cinnamon stick on top with the hot coal. Pour on hot ghee and seal for five minutes. Remove the foil and serve.