Rava Kesari / Sooji Ka Halwa

the recipe

Rava / Semolina - 1 cup
Water – 2 cup + 2 tbsp
Turmeric – 2 pinch (I used this instead of food color)
Sugar – 1 ½ cup
Cardmom – 4 (powder it with some sugar)
Cashewnuts, Almonds and raisins – as required (fried in ghee)
Ghee – 2 – 3 tbsp

the method

Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a pan and lightly sauté the semolina and turn off heat. Heat water in another pan with turmeric. When it come to boil, turn to low heat and add the rava slowly into the water and stir in circular motion briskly. The heat is turned to low to avoid formation of lumps. Keep stirring till the semolina is almost cooked. Add the sugar 1 or 2 tbsp at a time and keep stirring. Add the cardamom powder and fried nuts. Add one more tablespoon ghee on top and mix well.
Pour the kesari into a greased tray or plate. Cut it into diamond shapes and serve it hot or cold. I used some saffron strands just to give an appeal for the photograph.

the recipe goes to sinful delights by Vardhini


Priya said…
Never says no to this delicious rava kesari,my fav anytime..
Babli said…
Rava kesari looks yummy, fabulous and tempting. Lovely presentation.
Kaveri said…
Love rava kesari...looks delicious
Rani acharyulu said…
Nice Kesari bath looks so tempting,happy to know that you are from Cochin,you are a lucky person living in such a beautiful place... thanks for drop in my space,love to follow you.
Raji said…
All time classic sweet which never fails to impress people..nicely done.
Sumee said…
Yummy kesri.. Like how you presented them.
Santosh Bangar said…
dimond cut of rawa kesri is very attractive
Saji said…
These look delicious
vineetha said…
I make this all the time,but I realised never posted this in my space..I make the same way except I use milk instead of water.
wow, that is very very nicely done, love the shape.
Pushpa said…
Soft and delicious kesari.
divya said…
Love rava kesari...looks delicious
Amina said…
liked your presentation... sooji ka halwa is one of my favouries..
Suja said…
Tempting sweet,my favorite
hi roshan, the first time i knew about suji ka halwa was from ambreen... tho i have'nt tried it yet.
must be delicious with a sweet and spicy taste.
Love rava kesari...my husband often make it...susan
Pavithra said…
Looks so yummy :)

Vardhini said…
Been ages since I made this .. looks perfect and thx for linking to the event.

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