Rava Kesari Recipe

What about making an Indian sweet for Christmas? This is delicious, soft and has little crunchie bits in there to elevate the experience a little more. Of course, this recipe is my mum’s and she cooked it pretty quickly. When cut into the pieces like above, it came about 13-15 squares.

  • 1 cup semolina/rava
  • 1.5 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp ghee
  • handful of raisins
  • handful of cashew nuts
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cardamom
  • 0.5 tsp orange food colouring
  • salt to taste

Let’s go!rava-kesari-recipe-2

  • Roast the semolina lightly on a nonstick pan and keep aside.
  • Boil the water and keep aside.
  • On a pan on medium heat, add ghee, raisins, cashews, cinnamon stick and cardamon. Toast them.
  • Add the boiled water to that pan.
  • Add the food colouring and salt as well and mix.
  • Bring down the heat, add the semolina and mix slowly.
  • When it starts to thicken, add the sugar. It will thin down the mixture.
  • Make sure to incorporate all the ingredients well.
  • Taste to see if it requires more sugar or ghee.
  • Once done, remove from heat and flatten down on a plate using a spoon.
  • Cut into desired shape and size.
  • Serve while warm!

It’s so delicious, I went for way too many servings.

Have you had kesari before?

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