Rava kesari or Rava kesaribath is a very well known dessert from South Indian Cuisine. And its easy and very tasty too. In Bangalore many hotels serve Rava kesari along with Khara Bath or Rava kichadi which is known as ‘chow chow’ or chow chow bath.
Kesari bath can be served for breakfast or sweet snack with tea or as a dessert after meals.
In the name Rava kesari in which kesari means the ‘orange color’. To get Orange color you can use natural food colors. Here I have not used any food colour. So the colour is not orange.
Rava Kesari/ Kesaribath from Rava/ Sweets recipe
- 1/2 cup Fine Rava /Sooji
- 1/2 tablespoon Ghee
- 10 Cashews nuts
- 7-8 Raisins
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon Cardamom powder
- 2 tablespoon Ghee
- 7-8 strands Saffron
- 1/8 teaspoon Salt Very little amount of salt
- 1.5 cups Water
- Take a pan and heat it, put ghee and roast the cashew nuts.
- Keep on stirring until they become golden color. Then take out the cashew nuts and keep aside.
- In the same pan left over ghee will be there after roasting the cashew nuts. Add Rava/ Sooji to that and keep on stirring till they look little crispy. On a medium flame it takes about 3-4 minutes. Meanwhile boil the water.
- Once the rava is rosted well then add the water slowly, and same time you have to keep on stirring. Otherwise it will form lumps.
- Keep on stirring, it will start getting semi solid form.
- Once all the water absorbed by the rava, rava will get bigger than the earlier size.
- Then add sugar and mix properly by stirring. Sugar will be converting into liquid form. Again the rava will absorb some amount and some gets vaporised. Then add saffron, cardamom powder, raisins and roasted cashews.
- Mix well such that everything is mixed properly.
- So the rava kesari is ready, serve hot.