Rava Kesari

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Rava Kesari

Photo Courtesy:Srinivasan & Padmini(my parents)



1/2 cup rava
11/2 cup water
½ -3/4 cup sugar
½ tsp Cardamom powder
8 Raisins
4 cashews-cut in half
Orange food colour/Saffron-a small pinch
Ghee 2tsp,
Ghee for mixing, 1/2 cup

Cooking directions:

-In a pan, add about ½ tsp of ghee and roast the rava on a low heat, stirring constantly, till it gets slightly brown and gives an aroma. Remove from pan and keep aside.
-Then add 1tsp of ghee and fry the raisins and cashews, on low heat till raisins puff up. Remove from pan and keep aside.
-Add water to the pan and bring to a boil. Add the rava and stir swiftly till it thickens up. Add saffron/food color.
-Add sugar and let it dissolve completely
(If using saffron, soak a few strands in a little warm milk for 10 min before adding. If you use turmeric, the kesari will be yellow rather than orange. In this case you can add 1/2cup cubed pineapple pieces and call it pineapple kesari)
-Add cardamom powder and give it a quick stir.
Add more ghee if desired.
-Transfer while hot to a mould greased with ghee.
-Let it cool for 10 min and topple on a plate. Garnish with raisins and cashews
-This sweet can be served hot or cold


rads said...

i love rava kesari...but dint make it once after coming to US....this recipe inspires me...

kittymatti said...

Thtz sooo nice rads :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow rava kesari is my all time favourite dessert. Looks yum with those nuts.....First time here will revisit to taste some more yummies...

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice kesari....yummy happy new year

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

yummy kesari.. looks nice.

kittymatti said...

Thnx mahimaa,shama and kitchen flavours!

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