Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Milk Kesari Recipe - Milk Rava Kesari (Paal Kesari)

Rava Kesari Recipe
Milk Kesari is nothing but milk rava kesari with few modifications in ingredients and quantity.Usually we cook rava in water for rava kesari and with milk for milk kesari thats the main difference.

I made this paal kesari and clicked it during last diwali but had other recipes on demand so held back this one for any other special occasion and now here is one to celebrate....Yes I am very happy to share that I am featured (along with other 3 bloggers) in Hindu Metro Plus Coimbatore Edition last Friday(21-02-2014)...Here is the linkof the article that you can read :)
How to make rava kesari

Milk 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 - 3/4 cup
Milk - 2 cups
Melted Ghee - 2 tbsp
Cardamom powder - a tiny pinch
Saffron - 4 strands
Cashewnuts - 10
Raisin - 10


  1. 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.Soak saffron strands in a tbsp of warm milk, set aside.How to make Rava Kesari - Step1
  2. Add milk 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,saffron milk keep stirring continuously 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 up...keep stirring continuously. Until it is thick, add ghee and give a quick mix.Add cardamom powder and fried cashew raisins.Switch off.How to make Rava Kesari - Step3
Serve hot / warm!
Rava Kesari Sweet

My Notes:

  • Don't compromise on ghee as its the main ingredient in this recipe which makes it tasty.
  • Kesari thickens with time so switch it off accordingly.
  • I added yellow food color, but you can skip that too.
  • If you want it more sweet add 1 cup instead of 3/4 cup.
  • You can also add your favourite essence too but I love the plain milk flavour the best.
  • If you like elachi flavour more, 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. Add more ghee if you want to increase shelf life.
Rava Kesari Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Can this be made with a substitute of sugar.....since I am diabetic!

    1. yea, try wid pineapple mash n banana mash

  2. Wow,, It looks tempting.. Will definitely try and let you know.

    I am not so good with photography but i think the photo without saffron box is excellent compared to the one with the box(last photo). It is just my thoughts.

  3. Congratulations on being featured in the newspaper! ! Another feather in your cap:-)

  4. Congrats!! I read the article about you in The Hindu. I follow many of your recipes. Best is Dates muffins. All the best for your future endeavors.

  5. I read the article in The Hindu. All the best for your future endeavors.
    I have tried many recipes of yours among which Dates muffins was the best.

  6. My grandma has made it this way as long as I can remember. She would pour it into a greased plate, garnish it with toasted coconut flakes, let it set, then cut into diamonds and serve, with one roasted cashew over each diamond. So happy to see this recipe :)

  7. delicious paal kesari, so perfectly done...Once again Congrats Sharmi :)

  8. Congratulations Sharmi! I finally got to see a picture of you. You are so pretty! Here's wishing you many, many more mentions in the media. Love your blog. Keep up the good work. Most importantly, thank you for sharing all the wonderful recipes.

  9. Hi Sharmi, am a great fan of your blog. I tried the milk kesari and it turned out very well. My husband liked it very much.

  10. Hi Sharmi,
    Am a great fan of your blog. I tried the milk kesari and it turned out very well.
    Thanks for sharing all the receipes with the photos. More than the receipes the photos attracts me always.

  11. I had tried this many times before .. never got it right... nailed it today..thanks to you

  12. Hello Sharmi ! A Big Thanks to You !!
    I made the milk kesari for my birthday, it was awesome !
    Everyone loved it !
    Keep sharing your receipes :) :)

  13. I tried this... I have added cova with the above recipe... It's very tasty... Thanks Sharmi...


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