Rava Kesari Recipe

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Rava – 1/2 cup
Cashewnuts – handful
Raisins – handful
Ghee – 2 to 3 tblsp + 1 tsp for frying the cashewnuts and raisins
Kesari Powder – a pinch
Cloves – 2 (optional)
Sugar – 1 cup

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

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14 thoughts on “Rava Kesari

  1. Kichumolu said on July 11, 2013 at 11:32 am


  2. shruthi said on March 5, 2013 at 9:14 am

    good recipe.. helped in emergency……….

  3. vaidegi said on December 1, 2011 at 4:37 am


  4. Rama said on February 8, 2011 at 9:45 am

    The kesari came out very well.
    @sandhya – authentic rava kesari doesn’t need milk. The north Indian version called sheera is the one that has milk as the cooking base.

  5. vijay said on November 30, 2010 at 3:14 pm


  6. sandhya said on October 31, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Main ingredient is missing…it is milk instead of water.. will make recipe more tasty

  7. sandhya said on October 31, 2010 at 6:23 am

    main ingredient of real kesari is milk instead of water. pls try

  8. Habiba said on October 26, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Thanks to Awesomecuisine.com. for the very yummy,delicious and so easy dessert.

  9. Preeja Ganesh said on June 16, 2010 at 5:32 am

    It is very excellent item and very easy to make.

  10. mouni said on January 20, 2010 at 2:28 am

    it’s really very easy n very yummy…..

  11. silsila sabir said on January 15, 2010 at 8:20 am

    very easy one

  12. Timothy Immanuel said on November 28, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    hey good recipe. but would be good if you could also specify how many people it would serve. just a suggestion.

  13. alimoula said on October 29, 2009 at 9:48 am

    It tastes so nice all likedit and v v simple to prepare.Thanks a lot .

  14. kumaraswamy said on June 17, 2009 at 7:52 am

    simple way to make an emergency sweet

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