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RAVA KESARI RECIPE (SEMOLINA/SOOJI KA HALWA) - EASY KESARI RECIPES

 RAVA KESARI RECIPE (SEMOLINA/SOOJI KA HALWA) - EASY KESARI RECIPES

It is my first post in this new year. so am starting with a popular sweet kesari. Before that  am wishing you all very happy new year. I know it a late wish, but I hope late better than never :).
Rava Kesari is a very popular and common recipe in south india. The main ingredient to prepare this kesari is rava(Sooji/Semolina). We can make variety of Kesari recipes using Poha, Semiya(Vermicelli) etc.,
Bedore going to the details I want to tell you all that it is pure tamil nadu style kesari. why I am mentioning this is I have used less amount of ghee only. as per my knowledge, the ghee is the main difference between the tamilnadu style kesari and Karnataka style kesari bath.

We can make varieties in this rava kesari by adding fruits and make kesari using milk. Already I have posted milk kesari recipe with almonds and Poha(Aval/Flattened Rice) kesari here in my blog . Please check the below links for the recipe.

RAVA KESARI RECIPE (SEMOLINA/SOOJI KA HALWA) - EASY KESARI RECIPES

As I said before, kesari is a common recipe and prepare in everyone’s house. It is the dish we mostly prepare for guest visits. It is also called as sojji in some households. But we call this as simple kesari only, because we have some other tiffin recipe which we call as sojji & there are few varieties also.

Below are the recipes for Sojji Recipes, Please check if you are interested.

RAVA KESARI RECIPE (SEMOLINA/SOOJI KA HALWA) - EASY KESARI RECIPES

Though Kesari is a simple recipe, few things we need to taken care to get it perfect.

  1. We should add sugar once the rava is fully cooked.
  2. Rava should be roasted properly, but with out changing its colour to get perfect kesari, if the color of the rava is changed a bit , the taste will be good, but look will be average only.
  3. We should mix rava carefully with the water, because lumps may be formed.
  4. Adding ghee is up to your wish. Because adding more ghee definitely will makes your kesari yummy. But here I have used moderate amount only.
  5. Generaly kesari will becomes hard after cooled down. To avoid this you have to remove the kesari while it is in ribbon stage. Because kesari will becomes thick after cooled down.

OK, now let’s move on to this recipe.

RAVA KESARI
(Semolina/Sooji Kesari)
SOAKING TIME: - | PREPARATION TIME: 1 MINS | COOKING TIME: 15 MINS
RAVA KESARI RECIPE (SEMOLINA/SOOJI KA HALWA) - EASY KESARI RECIPES
AUTHOR: KUZHALIS SAMAIYALARAI
RECIPE TYPE: SWEET
CUISINE: SOUTH INDIAN
SERVES: 3 PERSONS

INGREDIENTS:
                                    ¼ cup Sooji
                                    ½ cup Sugar
                                    ¾ cup Water
                                    2 to 3 tablespoon ghee
                                    Few cashew nuts
                                    A pinch of orange food color
                                    ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder                 
                                                                       
PREPARATION:
Chop the cashew nuts and keep it aside.
Heat the water and keep it ready.

METHOD:
In a pan add half of the ghee and roast the chopped cashews and dry grapes.Remove from heat and keep them aside.
In the same pan add rava and roast it for 3 to 4 minutes in low medium flame.
Once the rava is roasted well add the hot water little by little and mix continuously to avoid forming of lumps.
Then reduce the flame and let the rava to cook well.
Once the rava is cooked soft and the water is almost reduced, add the sugar and mix well.
Now the kesari will become thin and there may be some lumps. Mix continuously till everything is mixed well.
Mix the food color in little water and then add the color mix with the boiling kesari. Stir well in medium heat.
Add the remaining ghee and mix well till it becomes thick and if you pour the kesari from the ladle it should flow like a ribbon. But not too runny.
Finally add the roasted cashews & dry grapes, cardamom powder and mix well.
Serve hot or warm.

NOTES:
  • We should add sugar once the rava is fully cooked.
  • Rava should be roasted properly, but without changing its colour to get perfect kesari, if the color of the rava is changed a bit , the taste will be good, but look will be average only.
  • We should mix rava carefully with the water, because lumps may be formed.
  • Adding ghee is up to your wish. Because adding more ghee definitely will makes your kesari yummy. But here I have used moderate amount only.
  • Generaly kesari will becomes hard after cooled down. To avoid this you have to remove the kesari while it is in ribbon stage. Because kesari will becomes thick after cooled down.
  • You can add any flavoured essence also if you like.

VIDEO RECIPE:

STEP BY STEP PHOTOS: 

In a pan add half of the ghee and roast the chopped cashews and dry grapes. Remove from heat and keep them aside.
RAVA KESARI RECIPE (SEMOLINA/SOOJI KA HALWA) - EASY KESARI RECIPES

 In the same pan add rava and roast it for 3 to 4 minutes in low medium flame.
RAVA KESARI RECIPE (SEMOLINA/SOOJI KA HALWA) - EASY KESARI RECIPES



Once the rava is roasted well add the hot water little by little and mix continuously to avoid forming of lumps.

Then reduce the flame and let the rava to cook well.
RAVA KESARI RECIPE (SEMOLINA/SOOJI KA HALWA) - EASY KESARI RECIPES
Once the rava is cooked soft and the water is almost reduced, add the sugar and mix well.
RAVA KESARI RECIPE (SEMOLINA/SOOJI KA HALWA) - EASY KESARI RECIPES
Now the kesari will become thin and there may be some lumps. Mix continuously till everything is mixed well.
Mix the food color in little water and then add the color mix with the boiling kesari. Stir well in medium heat.
RAVA KESARI RECIPE (SEMOLINA/SOOJI KA HALWA) - EASY KESARI RECIPES
Add the remaining ghee and mix well till it becomes thick and if you pour the kesari from the ladle it should flow like a ribbon. But not too runny.  Finally add the roasted cashews & dry grapes, cardamom powder and mix well.
RAVA KESARI RECIPE (SEMOLINA/SOOJI KA HALWA) - EASY KESARI RECIPES
Serve hot or warm.
RAVA KESARI RECIPE (SEMOLINA/SOOJI KA HALWA) - EASY KESARI RECIPES



RAVA KESARI RECIPE (SEMOLINA/SOOJI KA HALWA) - EASY KESARI RECIPES


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