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Rava Kesari Recipe

Indian semolina pudding made using sooji, sugar, ghee and cardamom is called a rava kesari. This is a popular indian sweet and is made on every festive occasions.
3.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 478 kcal


  • ½ cup Rava
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • cup Water
  • ½ cup Ghee
  • 10 piece Cashews
  • 10 piece Sultanas | Kishmish
  • a pinch Orange Food Colouring
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder


  • 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.


Nutrition Facts
Rava Kesari Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 478 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 237mg10%
Potassium 31mg1%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 51g57%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword diwali recipes, kesari, rava, Semolina Halwa
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