Rava Kesari is a very popular Indian dessert prepared in almost every Indian homes especially during festivals and celebrations. It so delicious, aromatic and pleasing, yet simple to make. Not very complicated ingredients are needed, just a few ingredients normally available in your kitchen pantry will be enough. You can also prepare the same kesari using vermicelli (Semiya), for recipe click here. Today is Raksha Bhandhan and I wish all brothers and sisters, all around the world, good health, happiness and peace of mind, celebrate this special day with love and this virtual treat of Kesari.
If someone says he loves God but hates his brother, he is a liar; For he cannot love God, whom he has not seen, if he does not love his brother, whom he has seen. (Bible - 1 John 4:20) (Here your brother means your neighbor and anyone around you)
So love one another as Christ (Lord) Himself has loved us!!!
- Rava/Sooji/Semolina - 1/2 cup
- Water - 1.5 cups
- Sugar - 1/2 cup
- Cardamom pods - 5
- Cashew - 5 to 8
- Raisins - 1/4 spoon (Optional)
- Kesari color - A pinch (Optional) I used lemon yellow color, you can use orange color too.
- Ghee - 3 spoons + 1 spoon
- Heat a wok/pan add 1 spoon of ghee and add rava and saute on a low flame until (2 minutes will do) you get nice aroma, rava should not turn brown. Then remove from flame and set aside.
- Heat the same wok/pan add 1.5 cups of water and add crushed cardamom pods, then let it boil for a minute.
- When you can smell the aroma of cardamom pods, add sugar. Stir well.
- Once the sugar dissolves well in water, add the kesari color (Optional).
- Now add the fried rava and stir well, see that no lumps are formed.
- Keep stirring until it seems even, with no lumps in it.
- In a tadka pan/wok add 3 spoons of ghee and fry the cashews until it turns slightly brown then add raisins and saute till it puffs up, now add this mixture to kesari and stir well.
- When the rava gets cooked and kesari thickens up remove from flame and serve.
TIP 1: Kesari color is the coloring agent added in kesari preparations, its available in orange and lemon yellow color and has salt added to it so gives an enhanced flavor when added to Kesari. but you can still use normal artificial food colors, if you wish just add add a pinch of salt after adding artificial colors. If you wish to avoid food colors it would be better health-wise.
TIP 2: Adjust the addition of ghee according to your wish, in this preparation I have added moderate level of Ghee, add more for extra aroma and flavor.
TIP 3: You can also add chopped almonds along with cashews.
Delectable and Delicious Rava Kesari is now ready!! Enjoy as a celebration dessert or after meal dessert!!
Yummy Kesari..my all time fav :)ReplyDelete
Looks super delicious and tempting,beautiful presentation.ReplyDelete
Thank you Suja :)Delete
yummy rava kesariReplyDelete
when we went on holiday recently this was served daily in breakfast and it was so so yummy.
Am glad you liked it Meenu :)Delete
mouthwatering kesari....looks delicious :)ReplyDelete
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Delicious kesari... i love it very much... i used to have this when its chilled...ReplyDelete
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Chilled!! I haven't tried it yet will try next time :)Delete
Sooji halwa is one dessert that I have to master .. u have got it absolutely right! love the colour and am sure its delicious!ReplyDelete
Practice it and use the right ratio of Sooji:Water - 1:3 and am sure you'll master it :) Thank you Gauri!!Delete
it reminds me of sangeetha hotel's special kesari :) like it...ReplyDelete
Haven't had kesari there still will order for it next time :)Delete
yummy yellow kesari..love it..ReplyDelete
What a presentation Divya !!! love it :-)ReplyDelete
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A favourite anytime. Looks delicious.ReplyDelete
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look tempting. . . .yummy click:-)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Ganga :)Delete
Kesari Looks Excellent !! My favourite sweet :)
Keep on Dear..
yummy......love this and awsome clicks...ReplyDelete
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Anytime perfect, mouthwatering kesari. Nice clicksReplyDelete
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super delicious kesari, lovely clicks :)ReplyDelete
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Delicious kesari.. As usual clicks are very nice.. :)ReplyDelete
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hi divya...Hmm, very pretty yellow color. love to try this recipe, would make a great dessert for tea.ReplyDelete
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Yeah makes a great dessert am sure you'll love it :) Have a great day :)Delete
authentic & delicious dessert,yummy!!ReplyDelete
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My fav dessert...No celebrations without this yummy dish...Lovely color n lovely lines abt brother from bible :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Priya am happy that you noticed those lines :) Thanks dear!!Delete
Delicious kesari...nice bright colour!ReplyDelete
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kesari looks delicious... my favourite as well... fantastic presentation!!ReplyDelete
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mouth watering, love a well made kesari, yours looks delicious,thanks for sending it to my event , BTW since you have uploaded the wrong image and I could not edit it you can resubmit it with the right pic, lemme know if you want me to delete your current entry , best:)ReplyDelete
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love the yellow color...looks so yummy...very nice presentation....ReplyDelete
My favorite all time sweet... Nice oneReplyDelete
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mouth watering keasari...what a lovely color. btw love that spoon tooReplyDelete
Thanks Deepa that's my favorite spoons :)Delete
Yummy keasari....love itReplyDelete
yummy rava kesari..ReplyDelete
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colorful kesari...looks delicious...ReplyDelete
Thank you Jay :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Shama and regarding the event will definitely participate :)ReplyDelete
I just finished my dinner and ready for dessert..I wouldn't mind that bowl of suji halwa..pics is tempting..awesome :-)ReplyDelete
Thank you for linking it to my event.
tht's one yummy treat ! nice presentation :)ReplyDelete
Rava Kesari Dessert recipe is a excellent taste and preparation method is very simple. This homemade Dessert recipe is good taste.ReplyDelete
picture perfect... am drooling here!!! you have made it very well!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!ReplyDelete
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