Rava Kesari

Diwali, Janmashtami, Kesari

Rava Kesari is a popular South Indian sweet made during special occasions and festivals. Made using rava (semolina), ghee and cashewnuts, it is soft and very easy to make. Served as a breakfast item or as a dessert during festivals, it is a simple dish that can be made in a jiffy.

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A variation of this recipe is the pineapple kesari, check out its recipe: Pineapple Kesari Recipe

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Rava Kesari Recipe

A simple and delicious South Indian sweet.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: kesari

Ingredients for Rava Kesari

  • 1/2 cup Rava (Semolina)
  • handful Cashewnuts
  • handful Raisins
  • 3 tblsp Ghee
  • a pinch Kesari Powder
  • 2 Cloves optional
  • 1 cup Sugar

For Frying the cashewnuts and raisins

  • 1 tsp Ghee

How to make Rava Kesari

  • Heat 1 tblsp of ghee in a pan.
  • Fry the rava till it turns light pink.
  • Remove and keep aside.
  • Add 2 cups of water to the pan and add the kesari powder.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Add the fried rava and mix well, stirring from time to time.
  • Cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until the rava is cooked.
  • Add the sugar and mix well until it dissolves fully.
  • Add the remaining ghee and cook till the rava starts to leave the sides of the pan.
  • In a small frying pan, heat 1 tsp of ghee.
  • Fry the cashewnuts and raisins.
  • Sprinkle this on top of the kesari and serve at once.

 

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