Sunday 2 February 2014

Rava Kesari / Kesari Recipe - Semolina Pudding

Kesari is a popular and favorite sweet of South Indian homes!  It can be easily prepared with minimum ingredients and suits all occasions.

Serves - 5 to 6 people


Rava /Semolina / Sooji - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 ½ cup
Water - 3 cup
Cardamom Powder -½ tsp 
Ghee - ¼ cup
Cashew nuts - 10 to 12 nos.
Raisins - 7 or 8 (optional)
Kesari colour - a pinch


Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan; add cashews and fry till colour changes to golden brown. Keep aside.

In the same pan, add ghee and fry semolina till you get a nice aroma and the colour changes to slightly golden brown. Keep aside.

Add 3 cups of water and kesari colour to the pan; allow to boil.

Add semolina to the water and simultaneously stir to avoid lumps (do this in a medium flame).

Stir continuously till the rava is cooked and water is absorbed.

Add sugar and stir well till it melts (in this stage you can notice the formation of lumps, but it will go off by continuous stirring).

Add ghee, cardamom powder, raisins and nuts to the rava mixture and keep stirring till it leaves the sides of the pan.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve hot in a cup!

If you want to make it into pieces; pour the mixture into a greased plate and level it with spoon. Once it is cooled; cut into desired shapes and serve.


Adjust the sugar and ghee level to suit your taste buds and diet!!!!

I am sending this recipe to Rafeeda and anu's page for South Indian cooking event.


  1. Yummy, Loving the Semolina Pudding dear :)

  2. my favorite sweet for anytime...

  3. one recipe which i wanted to try all the time ;bt never really did.. luks awesome Poornima

  4. Very tempting and delicious kesari...

  5. Kesari My all time favourite traditional dessert. I love the texture of this kesari.

  6. oh my gosh... looks so tempting and perfectly done :)

  7. oh i am going to try it soon poorni.Very tempting kesari ...

  8. perfectly done kesari! WOW is just a word!


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