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Rava kesari recipe | sooji kesari recipe


Rava kesari is an all time favourite for all my family members,especially my daughter.  Rava kesari is a popular Indian sweet and its quite easy to make too. This time i made this for my friend who is fond of my kesari and wanted it on her wedding anniversary. They all enjoyed it. So with my heart filled with happiness i am posting this recipe . Also check out



Rava Kesari recipe

  Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 25 Mins |Serves: 3-4

     Sooji | rava  1/2 cup
     Water  1 and 1/2 cup
     Sugar   1/2 cup – 3/4 cup
     Orange food colour  a pinch
     Milk  1 tsp
     Ghee   3-4 tblsp
     Cashewnuts  7
     Raisins   1 tsp
     Cardamom powder  a pinch 
     I updated the recipe with video. I used un refined sugar in that video.

Rava kesari


Heat a kadai and add a tblsp of ghee to it and fry the cashewnuts till golden brown and keep it aside. Now add the raisins and fry it and keep it along with the cashews and raisins
In the same kadai add the rava(sooji) and fry it till becomes golden brown. Be careful that it sholudn’t get burnt. Add the water in a saucepan and heat till it boils. Now add it slowly to the fried rava.Stir it continuously.Do it till the rava gets cooked.

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You can check the correct stage of cooked rava by keeping wet hands over the mixture. If it doesn’t stick to your hands it means it is cooked.
Now slowly add the sugar to this cooked rava and you have to be very careful in this stage. You will get lumps easily. to avoid this add sugar slowly with one hand and stir the mixture continuously with other hand.

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The mixture will now become watery. You can get the consistency by stirring it for some time. Now add the kesari colour and slowly add the ghee and stir till u get the desired consistency.

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Add cardamom and garnish with cashews and raisins

Rava kesari

Enjoy your sweet.


  1. Add sugar only when the rava is completely cooked.
  2. Cook in a low flame after the sugar is added, else lumps will be formed.

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  2. Dear JeyaShri,

    I wanted to thank for this wonderful site with all great recipes. I have fallen in love with cooking. Tried most of the recipes turned out great, Rava Kesari was a hit.

    Got couple of request, can you teach Ellu Podi, I tried Narasus Dhall Rice Powder it really good and taste is different. If possible can you try these two podis. Looking for many more recipes. Happy Cooking!!


  3. Urs is the BEST food blog ive seen. Today I made your kesari bath (thats what we call it
    In Bangalore, and it turned out super yummy. Just like my grandmom's. I
    Iive in Brisbane, Australia and im ur newest fan.
    – Suchi


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