Sunday, November 1, 2015


Rava kesari or semolina kesari is one of the simplest south indian sweet recipe. In Malabar / Kerala we usually make it during special occasions like ifthar , marriage functions, and so on. More over it is an unavoidable evening snack in Kerala...Here am sharing my own simple version of TASTY SWEET RAWA KESARI.. Do enjoyyy!!!!!


Rawa / Semolina                               - half a cup
Sugar                                                 - 4 tbsp ( add according to your taste)
Milk                                                    - half a cup
Hot water                                           - 1 cup ( actually for half a cup rawa , 1 1/2 cups of hot water is required . But as i used half cup of milk, only 1 cup of hot water is needed.)
Cardamom powder                             - a pinch
Orange food color / carrot pureed     - a pinch ( it is only optional, but i prefer half cup carrot grated and made a thick paste without adding water instead of using color)
Ghee                                                     - 4 tbsp
Cashews / Almonds / Dates                  - chopped, as required

  • Grease a plate or mould with ghee all over the plate / mould and keep it ready.
  • Heat a pan and dry roast the rawa / semolina in a medium flame for 2 - 3 minutes. Keep it aside.
  • In the same pan add some ghee and roast the chopped nuts and keep it aside.
  • Now again spread some ghee in the pan and add the pureed carrot to it ( if you are using orange color, add it only once the  water boils.)
  • Mix well the carrot paste and then add 1 cup of hot water and half cup of milk to it.
  • Mix well and when it boils , simmer the flame completely and add rawa  slowly with one hand and stir it simultaneously with the other hand.
  • Stir continuously till rawa absorbs the water.Now add sugar and cardamom powder . Mix well .
  • Add 1 tsp ghee  and again mix well till the rawa is cooked well.( If required add some hot water ,add only if the rawa is not well cooked).
  • When it starts to leave the sides of the pan, add chopped nuts , mix well and switch off the flame.
  • With the help of a spoon transfer it to the greased mold or plate immediately.
  • Spread it evenly in the  greased plate with the help of a spoon.
  • Decorate with cashews or sliced dates.
  • Once cooled , cut into desired shapes.

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