rava kesari recipe | kesari bath recipe | moist rava kesari recipe in cooker

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rava kesari recipe | kesari bath recipe with detailed video and step by step pictures.  Rava kesari is the easiest and the most popular sweet from south india. It is made with rava (semolina/suji), ghee, sugar, cardamom and dry fruits. rava kesari is commonly made for special occasions and during festival season like ganesha chaturthi, navrathri and vara lakshmi vratam. It is also served as neivedyam in temples and during satya narayana vratam. rava kesari is popularly called as kesari bath in karnataka, sooji ka halwa or sheera in north india.

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rava kesari recipe | kesari bath recipe

rava kesari recipe

rava kesari is definitely the easiest indian sweet ever. The rava kesari we eat in restaurant is velvety and moist. loads of ghee keeps the kesari soft and moist. At home we tend to go easy on the ghee, so the kesari bath tends to get dry after a while. This fool proof  method I am sharing today will give a soft, glossy and creamy rava kesari.

kesari translates to saffron in english, its a saffron infused semolina pudding. Intense flavor, bright color and being the most expensive spice in the world, saffron is used sparingly in the dishes. Restuarants generally use orange food color while making the kesari bath.  At home if possible, avoid the artificial colors. If saffron is not available, you can use a pinch of turmeric for color.

As I have mentioned earlier, rava kesari is popularly called as kesari bath in Karnataka. The addition of lots of ghee makes the kesari bath very unique and popular in Karnataka. In Karnataka, Kesari bath is served for breakfast along with uppittu or Khara Bath. It is popularly called as chow chow bath.

This is the basic kesari bath recipe. There are many other variations like banana kesari (popular during festivals), pineapple kesari, mango kesari. I have a rava kesari with condensed milk in my blog.

I came across this recipe in Kannamma cook’s website, and found it very interesting and tried it instantly. Thank you Suguna for a wonderful recipe.

Few more halwa recipes from my blog

khus khus halwa,

sooji halwa with condensed milk ,

cracked wheat halwa and

Atte ka halwa.

If you are looking for some video recipes of the Indian sweets, do try my

instant peda in 3 minutes,

chocolate burfi and

rice Kheer.

kesari bath recipe | rava kesari recipe

 

Step by step pics on how to make the rava kesari recipe –

roasting the rava

  1. Heat 1/4 cup of ghee (clarified butter) in  a pan.

rava kesari recipe | kesari bath recipe

2. Add the halved or full cashew to the ghee.

rava kesari recipe | kesari bath recipe

3. Add 1/2 cup of rava/sooji/semolina to the ghee and cashew.

rava kesari recipe

4. Roast the rava in low to medium flame for 5-7 minutes, until it changes color slightly. The cashew also gets light brown color. Its important to roast the rava slowly.

rava kesari recipe

boiling the sugar syrup-

5. In a pressure cooker add 1.5 cups of water. Add few strands of saffron. slightly crush the saffron  with your fingers before adding.

rava kesari recipe

 

6. Add sugar to the water. you can add 3/4 cup to 1 cup of sugar to 1/2 cup of rava. I added 3/4 cup. Adjust the sugar accordingly how             sweet you like it. Add crushed cardamom powder.

rava kesari recipe

7. Mix well and simmer for 10 minutes. The saffron will release its color.

rava kesari recipe

8. Bring the water to a rolling boil.

rava kesari recipe

9. Add the roasted rava to the boiling sugar syrup.

rava kesari recipe

10.Mix the rava well.

rava kesari recipe

11. Immediately close the lid and put the weight or whistle.

rava kesari recipe

12. Immediately turn off the stove/heat.  The steam inside the cooker, combined with hot sugar syrup will cook the rava.

rava kesari recipe

13. Set a side for 20 minutes. Do not get tempted to open the lid.

rava kesari recipe

14. After 20 minutes open the cooker, you can see that the rava is cooked completely and plumped up. It will be soft and creamy.Mix the rava  kesari and serve.

rava kesari recipe

15. Enjoy the soft, lump free rava kesari.

rava kesari recipe

 

kesari bath recipe | rava kesari recipe

kesari bath recipe

kesari bath recipe | rava kesari recipe

MOIST RAVA KESARI RECIPE IN COOKER

rava kesari ( also called as suji halwa or kesari bath) is a easy,soft,lump free halwa recipe. Make it in a cooker for the perfect texture.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Madhavi

Ingredients

  • upma rava/sooji/semolina- ½ cup
  • sugar- ¾ cup to 1 cup ( i have used ¾ cup)
  • ghee- ¼ cup
  • cashew- 2 tbsp ( halved or whole)
  • water- 1.5 cups
  • saffron – few strands
  • crushed cardamom – ½ tsp

Instructions

  • Heat ¼ cup of ghee (clarified butter) in a pan.
  • Add the halved or full cashew to the ghee.
  • Add the rava/sooji/semolina to the ghee and cashew.
  • Roast the rava in low to medium flame for 5-7 minutes, until it changes color slightly. The cashew also gets light brown color. Its important to roast the rava slowly.
  • In a pressure cooker add 1.5 cups of water.
  • Add few strands of saffron. slightly crush the saffron with your fingers before adding.
  • Add sugar to the water. you can add ¾ cup to 1 cup of sugar to ½ cup of rava. I added ¾ cup. Adjust the sugar according to how sweet you like it.
  • Add cardamom powder and mix well.. The saffron will release its color.
  • Now bring the water to a rolling boil.
  • Add the roasted rava to the boiling sugar syrup. Mix the rava well.
  • Immediately close the lid and put the weight or whistle. Immediately turn off the stove/heat. The steam inside the cooker, combined with hot sugar syrup will cook the rava.
  • Set a side for 20 minutes. Do not get tempted to open the lid. After 20 minutes open the cooker, you can see that the rava is cooked completely and plumped up. It will soft and creamy.Mix the rava kesari and serve.
  • Enjoy the soft, lump free rava kesari.

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