Rava Kesari | How to make Rava Kesari

By Ritu Sharma  |  22nd Jul 2015  |  
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About Rava Kesari Recipe

Rava kesari is a popular south indian sweet made from semolina during the festive season. It's northern counterpart is sooji ka halwa.

Rava Kesari

Ingredients to make Rava Kesari

  • ½ cup Rava/sooji
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 6 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp cashewnuts and Raisins chopped
  • 7-8 strands of sSffron/few drops of natural food color
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 cup pineapple chopped into small cubes
  • 2 drops of pineapple essence (optional)

How to make Rava Kesari

  1. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a frying pan, roast cashewnuts and raisins. Take out, once done.
  2. Heat the remaining ghee and roast rawa till it becomes fragrant. Add 3/4 pineapple cubes and cook for a while.
  3. In another vessel, add water,vanilla essence and food colour. Bring them to a boil.
  4. Add the boiling water in the rawa. Once water is absorbed, add sugar, cardamom powder, raisins and cashewnuts. Cook till the rawa starts leaving the sides of the pan.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool down, press the rava kesari into a mould now if desired.
  6. Garnish with pineapple cubes and serve.

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