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Rava Kesari / Sheera (Sooji Halwa) is a typical Indian sweet dish made with semolina (known as either “rava” or “sooji”. It is a popular offering /prasadam /neivedyam item found during Satyanarayana Pooja in Maharashtra and Andhra. You can make it on any occasion as neivedyam and I made this on Durga Astami. It is sweetened with sugar and flavored with aromatic spices, nuts and raisins. Rava Kesari can be eaten for breakfast,eaten as a dessert.It is very easy to prepare and simply healthy.




Ingredients:-


Rava/sooji- 1 cup
Sugar- 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups
water- 1 1/2 cups
milk- 1 1/2 cups
ghee- 5 tbsp
cashews- 10
cardomom powder-1/2 tsp
orange / yellow food colour-a pinch ( I used Yellow Colour)


Method:-

1) Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a frying pan and roast the rava for a few minutes till a nice aroma comes out. Be careful not to burn the rava.Then keep the roasted rava aside.

2) In the same pan heat 1 tbsp of ghee and add cashews . Fry till golden brown and keep it aside.

3) In the same pan boil the water and milk . When the water and milk gets boil add  the food colour and mix well. Then add fried rava to it slowly by stirring continuously , so that no lumps are formed.Keep it on medium Flame.It will take another 8-10 minutes.

4) When Rava is fully cooked and there is no water then  add sugar and mix well. By this time the rava would have been almost cooked and so reduce the flame and keep stirring in between so it doesn't burn.Add remaining ghee and mix well.It will take another  5-8 minutes.

5) Sprinkle cardamom powder and mix well.Garnish with fried cashews.

6) Yummy Rava Kesari is ready to serve.


Tip:-

I used the regular semolina variety. If u are using the fine sooji, then add 2 cups of milk+water.


This is my contribution to Navaratri Festive Food event hosted by Lakshmi.

35 Comments:

  1. rekhas kitchen said...
    nice color sireesha dasara subhakankhalu to you and your family
    LG said...
    Thank you for participating Sireesha. Even we make it as Prasadam for Satyanaraya swamy katha..nice one.
    Priya said...
    Happy Ayudha Pooja Sireesha..Kesari Looks really very delicious..
    Kitchen Flavours said...
    Wow iam drooling over. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy.
    ANJALI J. said...
    wow, it looks so delicious. i always love this dish.loved the color.
    Happy cook said...
    Beautiful colour and looks delicious
    srikars kitchen said...
    Looks delicious... nice colour Great click...
    Sujatha said...
    Hi Sireesha, Happy Saraswathi Pooja and Ayutha pooja.. Rava kesari looks delicious.. I make kesari similar to this, but also sometimes make it with coconut milk.. I do have it posted in my blog a while ago.. check it out :)
    Sangeeth said...
    Thats a yummy looking kesari! Perfect colour yaar!
    Medhaa said...
    Looka yumm
    anudivya said...
    cuteee. how did you get it to be like a floating round... so pretty!
    kamala said...
    My fav sweet Sireesha..Love the color..delicious
    Cham said...
    Happy Saraswati Pooja, Lovely sweet :)
    Vidhya said...
    Kesari looks perfect. I usually use orange color for making kesari. This is new and will try this next time.
    SweetBites said...
    hi Sireesha, ur kesari looks so adorable with the vibrant yellow hue. i luv to eat kesari with puri...yummy
    Dershana said...
    I haven't been able to log in for sometime Sireesha. You seem to have been active. Lovely looking kesari. Greetings of Navratri.
    Usha said...
    Amazing I made the same thing for Durga ashtami...yours looks delicious,beautiful color too :-)
    Mrs.Kannan said...
    Sireesha it looks so great..it always work out good for me..but somehow now it;s not..while going through your recipe i saw you added equal portion of water and milk..i always used to add 1 cup rava and 2 cups of water..lots of blogs suggested that,two times i made,and both the times it wasn't well cooked..I want it to be smooth like halwa or paste.what's my mistake You think??
    Divya Vikram said...
    Lovely yellow color..I just lov kesari..
    raaji said...
    Both keasri and sago payasm looks simple nd colorful....
    Happy Dussera sireesha!!!!!
    Pearlsofeast said...
    Lovely recipe,I made today but I like ur method of making it, will try next time.
    Haripriya Reddy said...
    Happy dussehra!

    Nice Color.
    Uj said...
    HAppy Dasara.. I love Sheera. But some how i feel that i never get it perfect. It must be one of the easiest desserts. Will try your method and see how it works for me.
    Priti said...
    Kesari looking yummy dear...Thanks for the entry. Wish you and your family Happy Dussehra
    Ramya said...
    Rava Kesari looks good.

    Using the same method you can make Aval Kesari by replacing Rava with Aval.
    Sireesha said...
    Thanks all for ur lovely comments
    Sireesha said...
    Thanks Ramya for information this time I will try using aval..
    G.Pavani said...
    Happy Dussara to you and ur family.kesari looks colourful.usually i used add food colur to it and it comes in orange colur...wht u have added to get this yellow colour...
    Sireesha said...
    Pavani I added Kesari powder - 1 pinch or U can add yellow food colour also.
    G.Pavani said...
    thanks for clearing my doubt sireesha dear
    Mahimaa's kitchen said...
    what a beauty?? very nice.
    Bhawana said...
    lovely Sireesha :). Good that u posted it. I needed it :). was thinking from a long time to get the recipe and make. thanks
    Yasmeen said...
    I made sevia kesari last week, the rava kesari sounds tempting too.
    Vaishali said...
    Kesari is one of my favorites. I love that warm yellow color. Lovely job, Sireesha.
    dolphin said...
    Thank you for the recipe.

    Tasted wonderful. I changed the process a little. I had no ghee, so used butter stick (1/4th) and added some more milk for additional taste!

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