Rava Kesari

Rava Kesari  is a popular sweet dish from south Indian cuisine made of semolina, ghee, Sugar,  saffron and nuts. It is similar to the north Indian Suji halwa and in Maharastra this is called as Sheera. It will take only 15 minutes  to make this dessert

Ingredients

1 cup semolina or rava

1 cup sugar

1 cup ghee

2i/2 cup water or milk

2pinches of saffron or orange food colour

10 cashew nuts

10 raisins

i/4 tsp cardamom powder

2 table spoon warm milk

Method

Soak 2 pinches of saffron in 2 tbsp of warm milk

Heat 2 tablespoon of ghee in a heavy bottom pan

Fry cashews until slightly brown

Then add raisins and fry until golden, remove them to a plate

Add the remaining ghee  and add rava to it

Roast the rava well on a medium flame until slightly aromatic. Do not over roast it 

Bring the water to boil. Add the boiling water to rava and stir continuously till the rava absorbs water and no lumps are formed

Add sugar and saffron  and stir continuously

Cover and cook for 2 minutes in a  low flame

Add roasted cashews,raisins and cardamom powder. Mix well till rava kesari separates from pan

Serve the kesari  warm.

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