Monday, September 15, 2008

Rava Kesari

I hope, there wont be any marriage occasion without this sweet in Tamilnadu..

Once I had a party in my german class and thought
to take some sweets to the class. I didnt have time and so I did this simple rava kesari and took it with me. There were students from all the countries and I was little bit worried whether they would like this simple sweet. But do you guess what happened? They started asking recipe for the kesari. Since rava is a common thing used here at Germany for pudding, dessert, etc., they were really surprised when they heard that the sweet was made out of it.Then I translated the recipe in German and then sent in mails to my friends.So this recipe has now the pride of having International fans :-D


  • Rava(Sooji)-1 cup(fine rava preferable)
  • Milk -1 cup
  • Water-1 to 1 1/4 cup
  • Sugar-1 to 1 1/4 cup(according to the sweetness required)
  • Ghee-50 gms
  • Cashew-9 or 10
  • Dry grapes- 9 or 10
  • Kesari powder/ food colour- a pinch(optional)


  • Heat the pan and fry the rava without oil in medium flame evenly.
  • Do not fry too much.Fry till it gets hot evenly and remove it from flame before it becomes brown. Allow it to cool.
  • Fry the cashews (and any other nuts like pista, etc.) to golden brown in oil or ghee.
  • Take a pan and heat the water and milk together.
  • When the milk starts to boil, remove it from the flame.
  • Immedietely add the fried rava to the pan, by swifting it and stirring it with a spoon on the other hand.
  • Stir it in one single direction to avoid clumps.Take care that there are no clumps.
  • Now keep it again in the medium flame and add sugar and then the ghee.
  • Stir it without removing the spoon, till it becomes thick and comes out without sticking to the pan.
  • Now pour it in a greased mould or pan and cut into pieces (optional)
  • Decorate with the fried nuts and dry grapes and fruits like pineapple , apple, etc as you like.
  • Add the kesari powder or the food colour if needed to the boiled milk, before adding the rava.
  • Simple yet tasty rava kesari is ready.

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