For any special occasion and for festivals, the most common sweet dish prepared in an Indian home is rava kesari. Using semolina / suji as the main ingredient, this dish can be prepared very quickly and tastes really good with ghee liberally added to it.
Rava kesari bhath is a very popular dish in Karnataka and it is usually served along with the savory rava upma.
Rava Kesari / Sooji ka Halwa / Semolina Kesari / Kesari Bhath Recipe
Rava Kesari recipe
- 1 cup rava / sooji / semolina
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 cups water
- A few cashew nuts and raisins
- A pinch of food color
- 3 tbsp ghee
- In a pan, dry roast rava till the raw smell goes and keep aside.
- In the same pan, heat a little ghee and fry the cashew nuts and raisins and keep aside. This will be used for garnishing later.
- Add water to the pan and once it boils, add food color. Then add the rava in small quantities so that lumps are not formed.
- Keep stirring continuously and once the rava gets cooked, add sugar and ghee.
- When ghee separates, add the fried cashew nuts and raisins and serve hot.