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Rava Kesari ~ Semolina Sweet

Course Sweet
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 cup semolina rava
  • 3 tbsp ghee
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 strands of saffron
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • Fried cashews and raisins as needed


  • Heat ghee in a saucepan. Add the semolina and roast till slightly brown.
  • Add the boiling water. Stir constantly and cook over medium flame, ensuring no lumps are formed. When the mixture thickens, add the sugar and mix well.
  • Crush the saffron in the milk, add the turmeric, mix well.
  • Add into the semolina mixture along with the cardamom. Keep stirring.
  • When the sugar is completely melted and the kesari forms a semi solid form, remove from fire. Spread into a greased pan. Sprinkle the cashews and raisins and set aside to solidify. Cut into pieces and serve!!!


1. The sugar used by me was really mild - I had made a literally diabetic friendly kesari!!! But that's why I was able to eat it more! ;) Hehe... So use more sugar as necessary.
2. You can add in the nuts and stir, while adding the cardamom.