Monday, 15 April 2013

Rava Kesari / Sooji Kesari

Rava kesari is a very traditional dish made for all festive occasions in Southern Part of India especially Tamil Nadu. It is very quick dessert that can be made in no time. Kids love this rava kesari for its flavor and color. Rava kesari is also made in marriages with variations by adding fruits like pineapple, apple etc. It is very easy so just go ahead and try it and you will surely love it.

Here’s how to make Rava Kesari with step by step photos…


1 cup
1 cup
2 ½ cups
Melted ghee
4 – 5 tbsp
Cashew nuts
Orange food color
1 pinch


In thick bottomed pan or a non stick pan heat about 2 tbsp of ghee and roast cashews and raisins until golden brown. Transfer it to a plate and keep it aside.

In the same pan, roast the rava in low flame until nice aroma comes. Be careful do not burn it. When it starts to change color, transfer it to another plate.

Now in the same pan boil about 2 ½ cups of water, when the bubble starts to appear, keep the flame on low. Start adding the rava little by little stirring continuously. Make sure there are no lumps and rava cooks well by “Stirring”.

Once the rava is cooked, add the food color and sugar and keep stirring continuously. The sugar will melt and start forming lumps, but do not worry. You just keep stirring and add the rest of the ghee also.

Keep stirring until the rava forms a mass and leaves the sides of the pan. Add the roasted cashews and raisins. Give a good stir and switch off the stove.

Yummy and delicious RAVA KESARI is ready to be enjoyed.

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  1. I love rava kesari Priya... It's one of my favourite dishes.. Your rava kesari looks delicious dear.. Lovely colour and presentation :-)

  2. wow ! i love it and tried it few days back at Sarvana Bhavan . Now i can make my own .Thanks!

  3. lovely color and presentation.looks perfect.

  4. i just love the flavor of kesari and its dashing color..

  5. My fav but seldom make at home because there's only two of us at home and we are not much into desserts. I sure like a few spoons.

  6. very lovely n so delicious... thanks for participating on my event....

  7. கேஸரி சூப்பர். எனக்கு மிக்வும் பிடித்த ஐட்டம். கேஸரியை மனித முகத்துடன் காட்டியிருப்பது மிகவும், வேடிக்கையாக உள்ளது. பாராட்டுக்கள்.

  8. Thank you all the wonderful and sweet yummylicious comments....

  9. Sweet kesariman with eyes & lips :)

  10. yummy...
    Thanks for linking with my event “Foodabulous Fest –April Month Series”

  11. Lovely dish and thanks for linking with my SIC event.
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  12. simple, very delicious and so appealing to the eye... one of the quickest authentic Indian sweet... Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

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