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Rava Kesari

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian


  • 2 tbsp Cashew nuts
  • 2 tbsp Rasins
  • 1 cup Semolina
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 and 1/4 cups Boiling hot water
  • 1 pinch Turmeric powder /natural Kesari colour (See notes)
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 3 to 4 tbsp Ghee


  • Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan.Fry the cashew nuts until it turns golden.Add the raisins and semolina.Roast over medium low flame until it turns aromatic.Make sure you stir the semolina continuously to avoid burning.
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  • Once the rava is roasted well add the hot water and stir continuously to avoid lumps.
  • Cover and cook over medium low flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
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  • Now add the sugar and kesari colour/turmeric powder ,stir well.
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  • Cook stirring well until the mixture turns thick.Finally add the cardamom powder ,salt and the remaining ghee.
  • Stir well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.Transfer the kesari into a tray and level the top using a spoon/ladle.Allow to cool slightly and cut into squares.
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  • Alternatively ,transfer the kesari into a small bowl brushed with ghee and invert the bowl onto a serving plate.
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