Being a southindian, and more than 2 years of blogging, i have no idea how i missed the most popular and traditional sweet which we make for most of the festivals to post in my blog. That is a kind of embarassing. But i am damn sure, that this is not the only recipe i must have missed. There must be hundreds of other recipes too. I will surely try to cover them up.
OK now lets talk about this sweet. This is one of the staple recipe in our place. My mum makes it for all festivals, they are so popular and taste yummy. Even though this is a common recipe, many will get trouble in this. Because it is a kind off tricky one, The chances of getting the sooji lumpy is common in this. If you follow my steps then you can get this perfect each time. Another important thing is if you want a good kesari then you have to add generous amount of ghee in this, this makes the kesari to melt in your mouth.
So try this out and let me know how it turns out for you..
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Serves - 4 to 5
Rawa / Sooji / Semolina - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 1 1/2 cup
Ghee - 1/2 cup
Cashews - 10 pieces
Sultanas / Kishmish - 10 pieces
Kesari Colour / Orange Food Colouring a pinch
Milk - 1 tblspn
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Heat a heavy bottom pot. Heat 2 tblspn of ghee in it and fry cashews and raisans in it till golden. Remove it and Set aside.
Bring water to a boil in a separate sauce pan. Mix food colouring with milk and set aside.
Now in the remaining ghee add sooji and fry for 3 to 4 mins till it is light golden and raw smell goes away from it.
Now pour in the boiling water and mix well so no lumps form. Keep this mixing till it gets little thickish.
Now add in the sugar and keep mixing.
Add in food colouring mixture and cardamom powder and mix well.
Keep stirring till the mixture get thick.
Now add in the ghee and keep mixing till the kesari leaves the sides of the pan.
Add in the roasted nuts and mix well.
Serve this warm or hot.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Add in nuts and fry them|
|Remove them to a plate|
|Bring water to a boil|
|Add in rawa and fry them well|
|Fry till they are light golden|
|Add in boiling water and keep mixing|
|Keep mixing so no lumps forms|
|When it gets thick like this|
|Add in sugar|
|Add in food colouring which is mixed with milk|
|Add in cardamom powder|
|Mix till it leaves the sides of pan|
|Add nuts and mix well|