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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

25 comments for “Rava Kesari”

  • Deepali Bhosale
    Posted 09 July 2013 at 22:48:40

    instead of water, if we add milk, taste enhances more....

  • janaki devi
    Posted 22 July 2013 at 05:53:06

    nice one can i get the recipe for pal payasam too

  • Stella B
    Posted 23 July 2013 at 01:50:55

    If you add milk, it will become hard. Water is better.

  • preeti
    Posted 24 July 2013 at 07:54:13

    its too good

  • Kajal
    Posted 29 July 2013 at 02:56:08

    Milk can be added also, depends on everyone's tastes n preferences...

  • vinisha vernekar
    Posted 29 July 2013 at 02:59:01

    very delicious recipies

  • Monisha
    Posted 09 August 2013 at 07:51:06

    Tried it out and was amazingly tasty...Thx.

  • kala
    Posted 12 August 2013 at 01:21:47

    add milk also taste nice

    Posted 13 August 2013 at 00:17:33

    good but something should be suggested deferent, bcs same everybody cooks at home & yess milk is required. Otherwise u won't get that finger licking taste.

  • subasree sahoo
    Posted 03 September 2013 at 08:14:13

    wao so easy but lkng very delicious......

  • Ayimen noorian khan
    Posted 04 September 2013 at 07:21:11

    wi s milk nt required behalf of milk water s required why??? il try it...

  • Daphnexavier
    Posted 09 February 2014 at 12:53:41


  • pravitha
    Posted 06 March 2014 at 01:37:44

    I prepared today... it was yummy and got correct consistency... thanks to lekha...

  • Arathi diana
    Posted 22 October 2014 at 13:55:39

    thanks for ur kesari recipe.

  • kiki smith
    Posted 28 November 2014 at 20:25:37


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  • sayana
    Posted 30 January 2015 at 18:28:22

    hey kala this is a suuuperb recipe,i luv it n i prepare it at times when my husband is angry with me n a spoon of this mouthwatering kesari makes his anger js melting as dat.thank uuuuu for this wonderful recipe.

  • naheed ahmed kuraish
    Posted 10 February 2015 at 11:32:46

    what is the meaning of semolina

  • Bibiana Lewis
    Posted 12 February 2015 at 16:24:41

    You can add Little water and little milk you can also add milk mawa it becomes more tasty. - thanks

  • Chris Parmar
    Posted 23 March 2015 at 22:23:31

    its a really blessing for this Autumn leaf

  • sumithra
    Posted 24 September 2015 at 18:40:50

    Fantastic recipe

    Posted 13 November 2016 at 18:22:16

    sooper...... tasty..... looking nice too...

  • Girraj
    Posted 04 January 2017 at 16:55:35

    Whom colour mixed for change the colour

  • Rithu
    Posted 06 January 2017 at 12:16:20

    I have tried both methodsand it was yummy..by adding milk it enhances da taste.thanks to lekha....

  • Bilhah
    Posted 08 August 2019 at 18:08:29

    Good Post

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