Sunday, August 18, 2013

Rava Kesari Recipe

I never know, making Kesari is very simple before I tried this. It is the most simple sweet recipe, even a beginner can get it done perfectly. Just make sure, you don't allow lumps to form. While adding rava in boiling water, stir continuously in medium flame and pour the rava spreading. This is the key point to get perfect Kesari. My mom prepares this rava Kesari for most of the occasions and we love it. Also, I love the rava Kesari from Saravana Bhavan, even though I feel it has more ghee in it.

Rava - 1/2 cup 
Sugar - 3/4 to 1 Cup 
Water - 1/2 cups 
Ghee - 1/4 cup or 3 to 4 tbsp
Food Color - a pinch
Cardamom Powder - a pinch 
Cashews - few  
Raisins - few  
1. Dry roast the rava in a pan till it is lightly heated. You can also roast the rava with one tsp of ghee. Remove it from flame and keep it aside.
 2. In a pan add some ghee and fry the cashews and raisins. Once it turns golden brown, remove and keep it aside. In the same pan add the water and bring it to boil.
3. Add the pinch of food color into the boiling water. Then pour the dry roasted rava by spreading. Don't pour completely at the center. In medium flame allow the Rava to cook, by stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
4. After the rava is cooked, add the sugar and mix gently till the sugar melts. Add the remaining ghee and sprinkle cardamom powder. Finally add the roasted cashews, raisins and switch off the flame. 
If you really want the saravana bhavan texture of Rava Kesari, don't compromise on ghee. Serve when it is hot.
Points to remember:
  • Make sure the rava gets cooked before adding sugar. After adding sugar, rava may not cook easily.
  • You can also add finely chopped apples or pineapples with this to get great flavour.
  • Add a tsp of milk if you prefer the little different taste.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


  1. Nice garnishing!!!
    That last pic shows u like kesari!!! Finished off some too... ;) :)

  2. Yummy Rava Kesari...........


  3. Love this smiley face. Delicious and gorgeous rava kesari.

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