Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Rava Kesari or Sooji ka Halwa

This is one of the easiest , fastest and tastiest sweets to make. Kesari gets it's name from the word Kesar which means Saffron.

Ingredients Required:

  • Rava - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 2 cups
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Ghee - 3/4 cup
  • Cashewnuts - a few
  • Saffron - a few strings (soak in a tbsp of milk)
  • Raisins - a few
  • Orange/Red food colour - 2 drops (mix in a tsp of milk)
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp

Cooking Method:

  • Add 1 tbsp of ghee in a frying pan

  • Add rava to the pan and roast until golden brown.

  • Boil 2 cups of .

  • Take a heavy bottomed pan and add water and then add roasted rava to this, all of this in medium flame stove.

  • Mix constantly so that rava does not form balls.

  • Add sugar to this and stir continously.

  • Add food color to this after mixing in a tsp of milk.

  • Add the saffron soaked in milk.

  • Slowly start adding ghee little by little and stir until the mixture solidifies.

  • Add cardamom powder, stir again and switch off the flame.

  • Add chopped cashew nuts and raisins fried in ghee.

  • Serve hot.

  • If kids like it, you can even pour this on a plate and cut into their desired shapes.