Saturday, September 17, 2011

Rava Kesari (ரவை கேசரி )

My husband ‘K’, an ardent supporter and encourager of my blogs, has the innate qualities of a top chef. There hasn't been one dish that he has 'hobbied' with which I did not like. Unfortunately, he is the obligated lab rat who has been at the prestigious end of not being spared for any of my culinary experiments :). This post, ladies and gentlemen, is his contribution to my food blog which starts off on a sweet note.

Rava Kesari is a popular Indian dessert that is made during special occasions. But when it comes to relishing this mouth watering dessert, do not restrict yourself to certain days of the year only.

  1. Rava-1 cup
  2. Sugar 1-2 cups
  3. Water -2 cups
  4. Handful of raisins and chopped nuts
  5. Food coloring -1 or 2 pinch
  6. Ghee (clarified butter) 4-5 tblsp
  7. Cardamom 3-4
  1. In a pan heat 3 tblsps of ghee.
  2. Once hot, add the cardamom, raisins, nuts and saute them until golden brown.
  3. Now gently add the rava and stir it until it turns light brown.
  4. Lower the stove flame and add water.
  5. When the water starts to boil, add sugar in small quantities and ensure you stir after each added portion. 
  6. Add the food coloring and continue to stir gently.  
  7. Once the sugar is melted and mixed well turn off the stove. Rava Kesari is ready.

The secret to making kesari is to keep stirring it constantly while adding water and sugar so that there are no lumps formed.
PS- Thank you K for this sweet addition!


  1. Kesari is my all time favourite :) YUMM!
    ur lucky ur hubby makes it for u ;)
    look delicious. great post!!!

  2. this is my all time favorite. again made at home for festivals. i love it so much. eat it with poori, that tastes great too ;-)

  3. Shabhu- I am lucky alright ;)
    TPE- Will try that out soon :)