Semolina Kesari (Shira) / ರವಾ ಕೇಸರಿ (ಶಿರಾ)

ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ.

Rava Kesari or Shira is a common sweet dish in all parts of India. Most of the people prefer this for entertaining the unexpected guests Because it is simple to prepare and great to serve! This kind of Kesari can be prepared using the wheat flour also. I always prefer Semolina Kesari than wheat flour one. I prepared it last month to entertain the guests. It was a long time since we have eaten this Kesari and we enjoyed eating this delicious sweet.

Preparation time: 40 - 45 minutes
Servings: 4

Semolina / sooji rava - 1 1/2 cup
Sugar - 3 cup
Ghee - 1 cup
Cashews, raisins
Cardamom powder - 1/2 spoon
Milk - 1/4 cup
Few strands of saffron (optional)
Water - 3 3/4 cup (2 1/2 cup of water for each cup of semolina)
Pinch of salt

Heat half the ghee in a pan. Add semolina to the pan and roast until golden brown or until you get the nice aroma.
Heat the oil in a vessel and it should be nicely hot (or boiling) by the time semolina is roasted.
Add the boiling water to the roasted semolina and mix well. Add pinch of salt and close the lid.
Open the lid after 5 - 6 minutes and check whether the semolina is cooked nicely. Take a little-bit quantity and check it with your fingers. If needed, add little more water and close the lid for few more minutes.
Once all the water is absorbed and semolina is cooked, add sugar. Again, it will become little bit watery when you add the sugar.
Cook it for 7 - 8 minutes. Check the sweetness and add some more if needed.
Add saffron strands or food color if you wish.
Roast the cashews and raisins with ghee and add the same to the Kesari mixture.
Add milk and little more ghee and cook it for 8 - 10 minutes in low flame.
Right consistency is when the ghee starts separating from the mixture. Add the cardamom powder and switch off the flame.
Serve this delicious sweet wish some spicy snacks!

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  1. looks delicious with the ghee oozing! could have that right now and the vadas you've blogged below are very interesting too! Lovely bog and lovely post dear :)

  2. Thanks Priya for such a nice comment.. keep visiting my blog :)


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