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Rava kesari is a popular south indian sweet made from semolina during the festive season.Rava kesari’s north indian counterpart is Sooji Ka Halwa
Serves :

Preparation Time :
10 minutes

Cooking Time :
20 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Heat ¾ of ghee and fry the semolina till almost golden in colour.
  • Add 400 ml hot water to the semolina. Cook till the water is absorbed.
  • Add the sugar, crushed cardamoms and saffron and cook till well blended.
  • In a pan heat the remaining ghee and fry the cashew nuts and raisins and add to the pudding.
  • Transfer the pudding on to a greased plate. Cut it neatly into diamonds and garnish with fried cashew nuts and raisins. Serve hot or cold.


  • 150 grams semolina
  • 225 grams sugar
  • 75 grams ghee
  • 6 green cardamoms, crushed
  • A few saffron strands
  • 20 - 22 cashew nuts, halved
  • 15 grams seedless raisins

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