November 29, 2010

Rava Kesari (MYM #7)

This is also known as Sheera in northern India. This is one of the most common sweets you find in temples as offering to God. It is very simple dish which can be made in jiffy.

  • 1 cup rava 
  • 1 cup sugar ( If you prefer it sweeter add another half cup)
  • 3 cups water ( I prefer the sweet softer than dry)
  • 3 spoons ghee ( you can add more too...i like less amount of ghee in my sweet)
  • 1 spoon cashew nuts
  • 1 spoon raisins
  • 1 spoon cardamon powder
  • yellow color 
  • saffron strands (this gives very nice smell and taste, the pic I've shown doesn't have saffron strands in it)

  • First fry the sooji/ rava in ghee and keep it aside
  • Boil the water in a pan and add sugar to it. 
  • Once sugar is completely melted, add the fried sooji/ rava to the pan and close it with lid.
  • In the mean fry cashew nuts and raisins 
  • Now add cardamon powder, saffron and yellow color to the pan.
  • Once the rava is completely boiled take it in to a plate and garnish it with fried raisins and nuts. 
I hope you found this easy to cook. I like to have it in the evenings. This would be my this week's entry for Mellow Yellow Monday. Shoot your comments about this recipe. 



Lily Hydrangea said...

mmmm, very tempting!

A.M.I.N.A said...

It's called Suji Halwa here and I love it!

lina@home sweet home said...

Very interesting :)
It's a new thing for me...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...


Of all the colors under the sun
Yellow is the mellowest one.
Its hues are varied, if truth be told—
Cream and amber, and even gold.
Saffron’s considered a yellow hue,
So are lemon and bisque—buff too!
One mustn’t forget the lion’s mane—
Tawny and blond like Penny Lane.
And when full moons glow golden at night
They cast on earth a xanthic light.
Of all the colors under the sun,
Yellow, my friend, is the most fun!

© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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