My mom has made this ever since I was a kid, and this dish has made MANY of my back-from-school snacks. What makes it special is that not only does it take only 10 minutes to prepare, but it's yummy and relatively healthy! Kesari is called so because of the colour that saffron gives it (kesar = orange, in Hindi). This dish is native to the state of Maharashtra, in west India. If saffron is hard to come by, you may omit it, but use it for authenticity.