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Chikoo Kesari

Recipe Source:Sab’s Kitchen
You can find the original recipe here


  1. Chikoo /Sapota (Peeled and deseeded)- 4 nos
  2. Roasted Semolina-1 cup
  3. Water- 2 1/2 cup( appr)
  4. Sugar- 3/4 to 1 cup ( or to taste)
  5. Cardamom powder- 1/2 tsp
  6. Ghee-4 tsp
  7. Cashew  nus( chopped)- 1 tbsp
  8. Raisins- 1 tbsp


  • Add chikoo to a blender and blend to form a smooth paste.Keep aside.
  • Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a pan and fry the cashew nuts and raisins and keep aside.
  • Add the chikoo puree to the same pan and cook for  5 minutes on a medium low flame.
  • Pour water and bring it to a boil.
  • Now slowly add the roasted semolina ,stirring well as you do so.Cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes  on a medium low flame.
  • Now add sugar and stir continuously to break the lumps if any.
  • Add cardamom powder,cashew nuts and raisins and mix well.
  • Add the remaining 2 tbsp ghee and cook until it leave the sides of the pan, or for  about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • (You can serve it as it is  or lightly grease a tray and pour the kesari  into it and level it with a spatula , allow it to cool before cutting it into desired shapes.)

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    July 4, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Wow lovely variation…looks very tempting

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    Jyoti Babel
    July 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I love chikoo.. Innovative way of making kesari.. Beautiful pictures as always!

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    Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi
    July 4, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    never thought of chikoo in kesari but the creaminess that it has given to the dish makes me feel like having a spoonful right away. lovely clicks as always.

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    Love2cook Malaysia
    July 4, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I love cikus…and this is the first time ever I'm seeing a kesari made of it! Wonderful dear 🙂

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    Jeyashris Kitchen
    July 4, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    thats a nice twist of adding chikoo to kesari.Congrats on winning the DMBLGIT

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    July 4, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    i m not a big fan of kesari but when you say there s chikoo in it i m making it ASAP

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    July 4, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Great twist to suji halwa

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    July 4, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    that looks sooooooo good….wonderful clicks.. i loved teh way you have used light and dark brown.. grt visual traet actually…

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    Suja Manoj
    July 4, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Wonderful kesari,never thought of adding chickoo,unique one.

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    July 4, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    wonderful idea…..yummy kesari…

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    Gayathri NG
    July 5, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Innovative n unique kesari, looks so yum…

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    Priya Suresh
    July 5, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific,unique,irresistible and super tempting kesari..

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    Spice up the Curry
    July 5, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    thats very tempting kesari… all pictures are very beautiful.

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    July 5, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Hi ,

    Looks AAAAwesome!!!!!!

    Sounds well and Fabulous Dear:))))

    Keep on …

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    July 5, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Awesome dish and clicks… love it!!
    I just wish we can get fresh chikoos here in Boston..

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    July 5, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Awesome! nice recipe and so inviting

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    Arwa - LaMereCulinaire
    July 12, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I'm definately trying this tomorrow! Dad will love it!
    And we have tons of chikoo from the farm!

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    November 29, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Sorry for the late feedback..ur pictures are simply wonderful…and just came to know about your've got a good collection and the pictures are outstanding and professional…do make a post on food photography it would be useful for bloggers like me..I got a Sony dsc wx7 is this sufficient to shoot pictures…am too interested in learning this art

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