Rava Kesari

Semolina/Rava kesari is a sweet dish made in south India. In Karnataka, they call it as kesaribath. Let's see the ingredients list:


1 cup rava/sooji/semolina
1.5 cups sugar
A pinch of orange food color
3 cups of water
2 tbsp cashews
2 tbsp raisins
3 tbsp ghee
1/2 cup chopped fruits, preferably pineapple, apple and grapes


1. Dry roast the rava till it turns light brown. Keep it aside.

2. In a pan, heat a tbsp of ghee and roast cashews, raisins. Keep it aside.

3. In the same pan, add another tbsp of ghee. Add chopped fruits and let it be on medium flame for 3 minutes.

4. Add 3 cups of water, food color.

5. Bring it to boil by keeping it on high flame.

6. When it's boiling heavily, slowly add roasted rava and keep stirring continuously on high flame. No lumps should be formed.

7. Switch off the flame and close the pan with a lid.

8. After 7-8 minutes, the water would have been absorbed by rava.

9. Switch on the stove to medium flame. Add sugar and stir well. Sugar melts and it's also absorbed by rava. Add roasted cashews and raisins. Mix it once.

10.  Finally, add a tbsp of ghee and switch off the flame. Serve it hot!


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