Thursday, 8 December 2011

Rava Kesari

Rava (sooji) kesari is an instant and easy to make sweet. I try to make it when I make Rava Upma. It is made sometimes with Vazhakka Bhajji (Plantain pakoda). Will make it one day and post recipe for it as well. We had it today with Bread Upma.

Please note that my sugar quantity is less compared to many recipes. But we found this itself pretty sweet. The good part is you can adjust it while you are making after tasting.


Rava (Sooji) 1 cup
Sugar 3/4 cup
Cardamom powder 1/2tsp
Cashews few
Raisins few
Orange food colour a pinch
Melted Ghee 1/2 cup

Method of Preparation

1. Heat a pan and add the rava. Roast it for a little bit and keep aside.

2. In the same pan, add a tbsp of ghee and fry the cashews. Keep aside. Fry the raisins and keep it with the cashews.

3. In the same pan, heat 2 cups of water. When the water boils, add the roasted rava. Cook till the rava is done, stirring continuously. This will only take a few minutes.

4. Add the sugar, cardamom, food colour and some ghee. The sugar will make it watery again. Still till all the sugar is melted and it starts to thicken again. After adding the sugar, do a taste check to see if you need more sugar.

5. Keep stirring till it starts to leave the pan. Add the remaining ghee little at a time in between.

6. Garnish with the cashews and raisins.


  1. Rava kesari sounds so delicious. Cute presentation.

  2. Am ready to finish that whole plate rite now,our family favourite..

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