Rava Kesari (Suji Kesari)

Prep Time – 5 Mins

Cooking Time – 20 Mins

Ingredients

White Rava/Suji – 1 cup

Sugar – 1.5 cups

Cashews – 15

Raisins – 15

Saffron – Few Strands

Ghee – 6 tea spoons

Cardamom – 2

Kesari 1

Procedure

STEP 1: In a non-stick pan heat 2 tea spoons of ghee to fry cashews and raisins. Fry the cashews and raisins golden brown. Once done, take the nuts out of the pan.

STEP 2: Take a spoon of warm water and soak the saffron for 5 minutes. This is done to extract the natural color from the saffron and to avoid using artificial food color.

STEP 3: To the remaining ghee in the pan add 2 more tea spoons of ghee and add the rava. Fry till the rava turns slightly brown.

STEP 4: Add 3 cups of water and allow it to cook for 5 minutes or until the rava becomes soft.

STEP 5: Now add the sugar and let it cook till the kesari stops sticking to the pan (if required add 2 more tea spoons of ghee to avoid sticking) and the ghee starts separating from the kesari.

STEP 6: Add the roasted nuts, cardamom and the saffron water mixture to the kesari. This is to give the kesari color and nice flavor.

Mix well and serve.

Kesari 2

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