May 23, 2008

Rava Kesari

We celebrated my hubby's birthday last tuesday and I made this sweet that evening..I have made this sweet several times but hasnt come out well..This is my grandma's recipe and it came out really too well..My grandmother is really an expert in making this..This sweet always makes its presence at home when someone's birthday is celebrated..


Semolina / Rava - 1 cup
Sugar - 11/2 cup
Water - 2 cups
Ghee -1/4 cup
Kesari powder - 1 pinch
Cardamom powder - 1 teaspoon
Cashews and raisins


Add a teaspoon of ghee in a pan and roast the cashews and raisins and keep aside..In the same pan add the rava and a teaspoon of ghee and roast until it gives a nice aroma and set aside..
In a non-stick pan, bring to a boil 2 cups of water and add the cardamom powder, kesari powder and sugar..Once the sugar dissolves add the semolina little by little and keep on stirring to prevent the formation of lumps...This should be done in medium-low heat..Add the remaining ghee..When the ravai gets cooked switch off the heat and garnish with roasted cashews and raisins..


Recipe Marathon Day 7 menu

Lakshmi - Pudhina Satham
Srivalli - Puliyodharai
Siri - Egg Puffs
Arundati - Steamed wontons
Dhivya - Beet hummus
Ranji - Papdi Pizza
Swati - Momos / Dimsums
Bhags - Baingan Curry

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  1. wooo.......i luv to have a spoon of that....nice colour and it would have tasty tooo...

  2. WOW!... Looks YUM!.... Nice presentation. Lovely.... Loved the lemon yellow color...

  3. dhivya...that looks yummy!...I just love this!

  4. Happy birthday to your hubby, great sweet to celebrate!:)

  5. HI Divya it is usual at our place right...making kesari for our birthdays.My fav sweet next to mysorepak.I do too make with the same proportion.Love it

  6. love that color divs... and iam again late :).. and belated budday wishes to vikram.. i guess thats his name...

  7. My belated wishes to ur hubby! This one looks really nice , i would love to spoon right away

  8. The color of the kesari is perfect!!! I don get this color...

  9. that's such a lovely yellow :) It's really nice that you are carrying on the traditions of your family.

  10. i would love to try this. i have never made rava kesari before.

  11. Ummm...this is so yummy!!that was so sweet of u to make this sweet..

  12. belated wishes for ur hubby...looks delicious,..:-)

  13. ivya this really is delcious!!my fav has come out sooo perfect!!i would love to have some:)..

  14. That rava kesari does look very inviting...thanks for visiting my space. Happy bday wishes to ur hubby!!

  15. Happy b'day to your hubby! Rava Kesari is a nice treat. Good job divya!

  16. Belated wishes to ur hubby. This is one sweet thats oft prepared in my kitchen. You hv got the perfect yellow color.

  17. Wow...this looks divine! the colour looks so rich and yummy.

  18. belate birthday wishes to ur the color on the kesari...

  19. Comfort sweet...thanks for participating

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  21. Hi ..I am trying this recipe for the first time..hope it come out well ...with that note I am signing off ...
    Dr Suma Rajan


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