Kesari / Kesari Bath

5 from 1 vote

Kesari is a sweet prepared with Semolina/Rawa/Suji. It is commonly  prepared all over India. It’s one of my hubby’s favorite dish, I prepare this very frequently. This is a must in all South Indian marriage breakfast menu, may be the ingredient would differ based on the flavor. It is also been a starter for south Indian meals and breakfast.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Served AsBreakfast, Snacks
Servings 5


  • Rawa/Semolina/Suji – 1 cup
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Sugar – ¾ cup
  • Cashew nuts – 10 nos
  • Raisins – 10 nos
  • Red colour powder – ¼ tsp


  • Preparation: Dry roast rava/semolina till it changes to golden brown colour.
  • Leave it t cool.
  • Bring the water to boil in a kadai.
  • Put the colour powder. Keep the flame in sim and Put the rava/semolina little by little.
  • Keep on stirring continuously. So that no lumps are formed.
  • When almost ¾ th of water is evaporated, put the sugar and continue stirring.
  • In a tadka, heat the ghee and put the cashewnuts and raisins. Fry till they turn golden brown.
  • Pour it to the rava and keep on stirring by dropping the ghee along the sides of the dish.
  • When it comes to consistency of getting rolled together in the kadai, Switch of the flame and transfer it to a bowl.
  • Serve hot.

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