Rava Kesari

Rava Kesari
Rava Kesari is a simple, rustic,  melt in mouth sweet dish prepared with rava or sooji
I generally prepare sooji halva (Punjabi style) which is very much liked by my family. It is prepared every now and then in winters here. But this time I decided to change it a little bit and cooked adding keseri colour to remind me it’s south Indian version popular Rava Kesari. Though the basic method is same for both but the kesari colour makes it more tempting and inviting and to my pleasure, my family relished it a lot
Preparation time – 10 minutes
Cooking time – 15 minutes
Ready in 30 minutes
Type – dessert (south India)
Rava/sooji – 1 cup or 200 gms
Water – 3 cups
Sugar – 3/4 cup or to taste
Ghee – 3 tbsp
A few saffron strange or
Kesari/saffron food colour – a pinch
Cashews, almonds and raisins – 1/4 cup
Dry coconut or khopra (thinly sliced) – 1/4cup
Dry roast rava for 2 minutes and keep aside
Take water in a sauce pan and keep for boiling
Add sugar and saffron colour or saffron strands to water
Stir well until the sugar dissolves completely. Switch off the gas
Add ghee to a heavy bottom pan and add nuts
Stir them until golden pale and take out
Add rava to same ghee and roast until light brown at medium flame. It will not take much time as it had been dry roasted before
Add sugar syrup slowly to it.
Be careful while adding sugar syrup as it splutters vigorously
Bring to boil at high flame and stir continuously
It will start thickening and come together
Rava will absorb all the moisture soon
Add fried nuts at this stage
Stir until you see ghee on sides of the pan.Switch off the gas and
Keep this yummy rava kesari at rest for 5 minutes. Serve with a few nuts on top
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