Rava Kesari (Dessert)

Rava Kesari (Dessert)

“Rava Kesari” is a very popular dessert in India. It is made of Cream of wheat (Sooji). It is easy to make and tastes wonderful.  I am sure you will love it.

A great dessert, colorful and tasty!

A great dessert, colorful and tasty!

Rava Kesari (Dessert)

Serves 4
Cook time 15 minutes
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Breakfast, Dessert
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Hot

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Cream of Wheat (as fine as possible, not course)
  • 1 cup Butter or Ghee
  • 1/2 cup Cashews (broken into small pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon Orange Food Color
  • 1 - 2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Raisins
  • 4 - 6 cups Water (very hot)
  • 1 - 2 teaspoon Cardamom Powder

Directions

Step 1
Boil the water in a kettle. If you don't have ghee, melt the butter in a small saucepan until clarified. Do not burn the butter.
Step 2
Add 3/4 cup of the ghee/clarified butter to a fry pan with depth, or a wide saucepan, on medium heat.
Step 3
Add cream of wheat and keep stirring with a flat spatula until cream of wheat loses its raw color and has a tinge of light golden brown. Do not let it become brown or get burnt.
Step 4
Lower the heat to low or simmer. Gradually add 3 cups of hot water to begin with. Keep stirring. The mixture has to be like pancake mix or Idli mix - pourable and moist. Keep adding water to get this texture, and mix well. Cook for a couple of minutes or until cream of wheat is cooked.
Step 5
Add sugar and mix well. Taste a little of the mixture and see if it is sweet enough for you. If not, add half a cup of sugar at a time and mix well until the sweetness tastes right for you.
Step 6
Add food color and cardamom. Mix well.
Step 7
Add 1/8 cup clarified butter/ghee to a small fry pan on low heat. Add the cashew pieces and fry until very light golden brown. Transfer the contents to a bowl.
Step 8
Add 1/8 cup clarified butter/ghee to the same fry pan, add the raisins, and continue frying for a minute more or until raisins get puffed up. Transfer the contents to the bowl with cashews.
Step 9
Add the cashew/raisin mixture immediately to the Cream of Wheat Mixture. Mix thoroughly.
Step 10
Your dessert is ready. Serve hot.
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