Saturday, June 1, 2013

How to make Rava Kesari / Sooji ka Halwa / Semolina Pudding | Sweet Recipes

Kesari / Rava Kesari - the name itself makes my mouth watery. More than me, my husband is a die hard fan of this Rava Kesari. He just loves it. Though it is a simple recipe and used to cook, I dont know why I have not posted it till now. The reason is i usually make it in the night and give hot to my husband and never had the chance to click the pictures.

Rava Kesari

Yesterday was my third blog anniversary and woke up early to prepare this and post. But could not edit and post yesterday itself, so posting it today. Now to the Rava Kesari Recipe....

Rawa Kesari

How to make Rava Kesari

Preparation time: 10 min | Cook Time: 20 min | Serves:3
Recipe Category: Dessert | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Rava / Semolina / Sooji - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups
Sugar - 1 cup
Ghee - 1/4 cup
Cashews - 10 to 15
Raisins - 10 to 15
Cardamom / Elaichi - 3 (crushed)

Sooji Kesari

1. Take 1 cup of rava and 1 tsp of ghee and fry it. When the rava becomes light golden colour as shown below, remove from the stove and keep aside. Mix a pinch of orange colour with 2 tsp of water and keep it ready to mix later. Fry the cashews and raisins with 1 tsp ghee till golden brown and keep ready.
2. Take another pan and add water and let it boil. When the water starts bubbling,   reduce the heat and star adding the rawa slowly. Take care that bubbles may splash. So keep in low flame and do the mixing. The rawa gets to thicken. Add the sugar now and leaves some more water.
3. Add the kesari colour (orange or any colour) now and mix thoroughly. Add in the crushed cardamon and mix.
4. Add the ghee and the fried cashews and raisins and mix.
5. Hot Rava Kesari is now ready to be served.

If you want you can cool it down, make into desired shapes and save it.

1. Add the ghee fully as it gives good taste. 
2. Add the sugar only after the rava is cooked well else, you may get a crunchy taste and final product wont taste good.
3. You can refrigerate the kesari for 2 days and it would not be spoiled.

 Enjoy your kesari..........

Semolina dessert

27 lovely comments:

Vidya Chandrahas

Very yummy rawa kesari...presented very neatly.

Manav Singhi

Looking yummyly lovely. ! !

Rafeeda AR

Love kesari anytime... looks yum...


Nice post and clicks... Rava kesari will always be a helping hand when we have unexpected guests :-)


looks super delicious dear.. yummy..


Love the kesari cookies..looks yumm


Delicious kesari.. Neatly presented..


nice clicks.. love those shapes.. :)


Happy Birthday Blog! and Congrats Blog mom! :)
Lovely kesari.

Nava K

Kesari is my fav among the many Indian desserts/sweets. Its one which never fails to trill and excite my liking for a sweet treat after a meal.

Looks so fabulous and tempting,


Congrats on your blog anniversary.. Kesari looks yummy..


Hi Akila, happy blog anniversary. Keep up the good job and hope to see more posting from you.

That's a very delicious dessert. Beautiful presentation and nice click.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Rava kesari looks so delicious and perfect.. loved all the clicks.

Nilu A

Love this yummy halwa Akila.. Very easy to prepare :-)

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam)

Hey Akila,

Thanks for stopping by my space.. U have a great space here... Ur pics made me crave for it :)


quick easy and delicious and one of my favorite sweet at home is this


Happy Anniversary to your blog! What a great milestone you've accomplished. This is a lovely and sweet recipe, perfect to celebrate your blog. :) Thank you so much for sharing.


Congrats on your blog anniversary.. It's a nice blog you've maintained for so long.. thanks for visiting my blog and encouraging me on my space!

Divya Shivaraman

one dessert that i love making when i feel like eating have made it beautiful and presented well...happy 3rd blog anniversary dear...

Priya Anandakumar

Mouthwatering rava kesari, I just love it. I love the cute flowers you made with kesari, very cute...


First time here & loving the sweetness at your space.beautiful presentation of rava kesari


Such pretty pictures this looks so very appetising

Rosa's Yummy Yums

A delicious treat! The flowers are really pretty.




lovely color..yummy presentation...


The Rava Kesari looks tasty..Great Clicks..

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

Congratulation Akila on your 3rd successful year of blogging. Sooji ka halwa looks delicious, loved the cute little shapes. Fantastic clicks!


Congrats on the 3rd anniversary! Happy blogging!

Kesari is my all time favorite..wanna grab that bowl right away! :)

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