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Rava Kesari Recipe, kesari bath | Semolina Pudding Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Rava kesari is an Indian dessert that is popular throughout the country originated from the Karnataka.
Servings: 4
Author: Rachna's Kitchen
  • Sooji / Rava - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Ghee -2 tbsp
  • Kewara essence-1 tsp
  • Mava- 1 tbsp
  • Water - 2½ cup
  • Yellow kesari color - 2 pinches or a few strands of saffron
  • Cardamom/elaichi Powder - 2 pinches
  • Pistachios - a few optional
  1. Step 1. Heat about 2 tbsp of ghee in a heavy bottomed or nonstick pan. Let it melt completely.
  2. Step 2. Add the rava (semolina) and fry on medium flame, while stirring it continously until a nice aroma comes ( by now rava would have turned golden brown in colour.)
  3. Step 3.Add mava and fry again for one minute. Now pour water and bring the whole mixture to a boil.
  4. Step 4.Turn the heat to low flame and cook for two minutes or until the rava gets cooked well.
  5. Add the sugar, kesari colour and stir well. Keep stirring, frequently, and cook till the rava (semolina) absorbs all the liquid and is cooked well.
  6. Now you will notice thatmixture will start to loosen. Keep stirring continuously.
  7. Add a little bit of fine grounded cardamom and kewra essence to make it more flavourful. Stir well on low flame for 2- 3 minutes or still the kesari forms as a whole mass(doesn't stick to the pan at all).(Refer pics)
  8. The tasty rava Kesari is ready to served. You may serve it in any shape you desire. I like it to cut in burfi pieces or in shape of a pudding.