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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

24 comments for “Rava Kesari”

  • Deepali Bhosale
    Posted Tuesday, July 09, 2013 at 10:48:40 PM

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

  • janaki devi
    Posted Monday, July 22, 2013 at 5:53:06 AM

    nice one can i get the recipe for pal payasam too

  • Stella B
    Posted Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 1:50:55 AM

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

  • preeti
    Posted Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 7:54:13 AM

    its too good

  • Kajal
    Posted Monday, July 29, 2013 at 2:56:08 AM

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

  • vinisha vernekar
    Posted Monday, July 29, 2013 at 2:59:01 AM

    very delicious recipies

  • Monisha
    Posted Friday, August 09, 2013 at 7:51:06 AM

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

  • kala
    Posted Monday, August 12, 2013 at 1:21:47 AM

    add milk also taste nice

    Posted Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 12:17:33 AM

    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 Tuesday, September 03, 2013 at 8:14:13 AM

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

  • Ayimen noorian khan
    Posted Wednesday, September 04, 2013 at 7:21:11 AM

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

  • Daphnexavier
    Posted Sunday, February 09, 2014 at 12:53:41 PM


  • pravitha
    Posted Thursday, March 06, 2014 at 1:37:44 AM

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

  • Arathi diana
    Posted Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 1:55:39 PM

    thanks for ur kesari recipe.

  • kiki smith
    Posted Friday, November 28, 2014 at 8:25:37 PM


  • kiki smith
    Posted Friday, November 28, 2014 at 8:29:17 PM

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  • sayana
    Posted Friday, January 30, 2015 at 6:28:22 PM

    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 Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 11:32:46 AM

    what is the meaning of semolina

  • Bibiana Lewis
    Posted Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 4:24:41 PM

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

  • Chris Parmar
    Posted Monday, March 23, 2015 at 10:23:31 PM

    its a really blessing for this Autumn leaf

  • sumithra
    Posted Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 6:40:50 PM

    Fantastic recipe

    Posted Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 6:22:16 PM

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

  • Girraj
    Posted Wednesday, January 04, 2017 at 4:55:35 PM

    Whom colour mixed for change the colour

  • Rithu
    Posted Friday, January 06, 2017 at 12:16:20 PM

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

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