Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Rava Kesari

Rava Kesari - A very good mouth watering Indian Dessert that is prepared during various special occasions. It is one of the classic dessert that is served along with breakfast during wedding functions. It is one of the easy sweet recipe that can be prepared in minutes. I used to prepare this on Birthdays. It serves as a good dessert when served with Idli. I used to add milk also while preparing this dessert as it gives a very good taste. Coming to the recipe..


Rava / Semolina1 cup
Kesari Powdera pinch
CashewsAs Required
RaisinsAs Required
Sugar1 1/4 cup (Adjust to your taste)
Milk1/2 cup
Cardamom Powdera pinch
Ghee4 tbsp


  1. In a heavy bottomed pan, heat 2 tbsp of Ghee and add Cashews and Raisins. Toast till Cashews becomes light brown color. Remove from the flame and keep aside.
  2. In the same pan, Add the Semolina and Roast it for 5 mins in a low flame by stirring it continuously. Else it will burn. Now add sugar to it and mix well.
  3. Add water and milk to it and keep stirring constantly till it becomes a thick pudding. It will take 5 - 8 mins.
  4. Add kesari Powder, Cashews, Raisins and mix well. Add the remaining ghee at the top and remove from the flame. 
  • Instead of Kesari Powder, Saffron soaked in milk also can be used.