Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Rava Kesari Recipe - How to make Rava Kesari

Rava Kesari Recipe
Rava Kesari is one of my favourites. I really dont know why I kept delaying to post such a easy basic sweet recipe...It is my fav anytime but should admit this is the 2nd time I am trying this at home though have watched amma making it so many times with great ease....she makes the best rava kesari according to me...:)

Its been a week since I've got busy and suddenly I feel like I am running on my toes...but sure for some good reasons. I have joined my yoga classes... yes finally which I had been planning to since long. So its a bit difficult for me to squeeze in time for photoshoots these days...but its still nice to get to be bc with what you love to do the most :)
How to make rava kesari

Rava Kesari Recipe

Preparation Time:10 minutes | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves:2
Recipe Category: Dessert | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Rava(Sooji) - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Melted Ghee- 3 to 4 tbsp
Water - 1 and 1/4 cups
Saffron - 2 to 3 strands
Milk - 1 tbsp
Cashewnuts - 1 tbsp chopped
Raisin - 1 tsp


  1. Soak saffron strands in warm milk, set aside. Heat ghee and roast cashews, raisins till golden brown, set aside. In the same pan, roast the rava in low flame until nice aroma comes and when it starts to change color switch off and transfer it to a plate.How to make Rava Kesari - Step1
  2. Add water to the pan and allow it to boil, when it starts bubbling, add the rava little by little stirring continuously - this is the stage where you have to be very careful take care not to form lumps. Add the kesari color, keep stirring continuosly in medium flame.Keep covered for a minute until the rava gets cooked.How to make Rava Kesari - Step2
  3. Once the rava is cooked add the sugar, now it will start to loosen keep stirring continuously. It will start to bubble up when it becomes dry dont worry, keep stirring.How to make Rava Kesari - Step3
  4. Add ghee and keep stirring till it forms a mass leaving the sides of the pan. Add saffron milk, nuts and raisins, give a quick stir and switch it off. If you want to make pieces then transfer to a ghee greased plate and make pieces. I just transferred to my ramekin(ghee greased) and got a mould for the clicks :)How to make Rava Kesari - Step4
While serving you can add a tsp of ghee for the extra flavour and shine too :)
Rava Kesari Sweet

My Notes:

  • Dont compromise on ghee as its the main ingredient in this recipe which makes it tasty.
  • I added the ghee fully, you can reserve a tbsp and add it in the final stage while switching off.
  • You can also add your favourite essence too pineapple essence goes well for kesari.
  • If you like elachi flavour just skip saffron and add a generous pinch of cardamom powder.
  • Make sure you add sugar only after rava is cooked fully else it will affect the kesari taste and texture.
  • If you are a beginner, just do the whole process in medium low flame. Even if it forms lumps, dont worry just break it up.
  • You can keep refrigerated for 1 or 2 days and while serving just heat it up , drizzle ghee give a quick stir and serve. You can skip milk and add more ghee if you want to increase shelf life.
Rava Kesari Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. wow..presentation is simply awesome

  2. so yummy and colorful kesari.. my hubby favourite

  3. Kesari looks so inviting..Colorful pictures.. Looks very festive..

  4. My husband's weakness,he can finish a bowl of kesari within few minutes.. Beautifully done.

  5. My dh's fave..uts been a long time since i made it...ur kesari looks colorful and yumm

  6. Awesome! Could you please tell me your measure of 1 tbsp? Because, the volume of milk in the picture above shows more than one tbsp. I regularly follow your site and all the recipes I try out come out really good. Thanks for all your efforts and educating us all!

  7. @Sharmila : 1 tbsp is 15ml..please check the side bar for the measure conversions

  8. Love your pictures!!! Am eating here with your pics!!! and congrats on joining yoga classes!! have heard that it reduces stress a lot!!
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  9. My mom makes the same way. Ur Lovely clicks made me drool sharmi :)

  10. Oh this rava kesari looks divine!!!


  11. Nice,soft and silky rava kesari..beautiful color

  12. this is my mom's quick go-to any time we have guests. sometimes she adds pink colour when she runs out of orange. looks different but tastes the same of course.

  13. OH..............YAMMY.......

  14. This is a staple in our house usually when unexpected guests land up. I don't add the color though. :-)

    Sharmi, I just love how you present the recipe - in a series of pictures.

    Love, Vidya

  15. Delicious kesari dear...very colorful clicks.
    Have a lovely week:)

  16. Soft & yumm!!! Mom makes this often too & is one of her trademark dishes!!! Loved your clicks Sharmi!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  17. My family's all time favorite,looks yummy..Wonderful clicks as always.

  18. Easy, simple and delicious. Loved the presentation too.

  19. Rava kesari looks so tempting, anytime fav :)
    Neatly presented...luv it's color!

  20. Gorgeous looking kesari. Looks like a visual treat ;)

  21. Love the kesari colour. Nice to know that u have joined yoga classes.

  22. I made kesari today using this recipe..It is awesome.Your step step instructions made it easier to prepare..

  23. Hai, can I use saffron food color instead ?

  24. thanks for ur easy recipe ..tried for the first time today and came out good ...

  25. Really awesome.... You are inspiring me,...��

  26. I have tried this kesari atleast 5 times. All times was so good. I just love it

  27. Hi Sharmi, you say to add kesari color. Is it a color u buy or is it made from kesar

    1. Yes it is just food color available in supermarkets....

  28. followed your instruction to the dot...thanks a lot

  29. Hav tried many versions of kesari and this one tasted great!! Thanks Sharmi..

  30. Oops! I think I missed your step on adding food coloring. Thanks.


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