Thursday, January 17, 2008

Rava kesari or Kesari Bhath

Kesari Bhath

Simple sweet dish made quickly and easily in south Indian kitchen. A sudden guest, an offering for God (prasadam), this dish comes handy. Reason, all the ingredients can be usually found in your pantry. The main reason is this sweet doesn’t require much effort to prepare it.


Coarse rava / semolina: 1cup
Water: 2
Milk: 1/2 cup
Sugar: 3/4 cup
Green cardamon: 3 or 4 Crushed
Cashew: broken into pieces
Raisins: 8
Ghee (clarified butter): 2 tbs or more
kesari color (Orange or yellow) : a pinch mix with little water


  1. Roast the rava in low flame until you get the aroma.
  2. Fry with little ghee cashew first and add the raisin until golden brown
  3. Boil the water + milk in a separate pot and reduce the flame to low + pour the food colour
  4. Add slowly rava in one hand and mix briskly with a spatula so you won’t get any lumps
  5. Once the water is absorbed add the sugar and cardamom
  6. When the mixture becomes thick, add ghee and fried nuts
  7. Cover and switch off the stove or pour into a tray and cut into pieces
1 tsp of rose water can be added
Instead of Semolina substitute with fine vermicelli


Divya said...

Cham,Rava kesari looks yum!!I make it in a similar way but without adding milk..shall try your version soon!!