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.