Rava Kesari is a famous sweet and can be served as Hot or Cold. Mostly these sweet would be present in any small functions at our houses. It’s very easy to prepare and yet tastes good. Adding milk enhances the richness of it. Since milk is added it comes in yellowish color. If you are so particular about the color add more Orange food color.

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Rava Kesari
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Serves: 2
  • Rava - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Milk - 1½ cups
  • Water - 1½ cups
  • Cardamom Powder - 1 tsp
  • Cashew nuts and Raisins - as per taste
  • Ghee - 3 tbsp
  • Orange Food Color - 1 tsp
  1. In a pan heat 1 tsp of ghee and fry cashew first until it turns golden brown.
  2. Fry raisins in the remaining ghee until it puffs up for less than 30 sec. Raisin burns very quickly, don't let it fry for long time.
  3. In the same pan fry the rava till it's light golden brown color and keep it aside.
  1. In the same pan add milk, water, sugar, food color and mix well. Let it come to boiling stage, add roasted rava little by little and stir well. Don't make lumps while adding.
  2. Reduce the flame to low and let it cook for 10 mins and it becomes thick. Add the remaining ghee and stir it. Add cardamom powder, cashew and raisins.

(*) Recipe from my Mom’s Kitchen.