Sunday, September 5, 2010


I have just got few minutes to relax. I am doing something or other from early morning. House was like a dustbin from yesterday night. Why????Yesterday was my hubby's birth day.

Yesterday, we had a small get to gather at home.The end of day we were tired like anything, so we dumped everything as it is, and went to sleep.

As per my in laws tradition, we prepare at least a sweet at home, on any occasion like birth day or wedding anniversary, and being a daughter in law of a traditional iyengar family I have done same since this time my in laws are not in station.. I prepared a very common traditional sweet known as Kesari in south India but in other places in India it is called as suji ka halwa.I do not know that how many of you know that there is lots of difference in between these two sweets.Soon I ll post the recipe for suji ka halwa also but for time being just have a look how I have prepared my kesari.


Preparation time: 5 minutes (Approximately)

Cooking time: 15 minutes (Approximately)

Serving: 4-6 persons


Bombay rava/Suji/Semolina-2 cups

Hot Water-5 cups


Sugar-4 cup

Eatable Orange color-1/2 tsp

Cardamom Powder-1 tsp

Cashew Nut-10-15




• Heat a pan and put ghee in this keeping 1 tsp ghee aside.

• Once ghee is warm add semolina in this and fry this till it turns to light pink in colour.

• Then add hot water in this and keep steering the rava simultaneously.

• Mix the orange colour in little water and put this also in semolina.

• Once water is dried up add sugar and cardamom powder in this.

• Once sugar mixed up with semolina and ghee started separating from semolina then removes it from flame.

• Now in another pan heat 1 tsp ghee and fry all dry fruits.

• Add the fried dried fruits to kesari.


Hayley said...

really tempting rava kesri..great colour:)

Puja said...

Gorgeous color..looks super delicious!!
US Masala

Torviewtoronto said...

love this
lovely colour looks delicious

Niloufer Riyaz said...

Wow! that indeed is a delectable bowl of kesari

Srividhya Ravikumar said...

kesari looks tempting ...great colour ..perfect.

Unknown said...

Hi subhasini,

yummy kesari...i love kesari...very easy to make..make it often...


Jeyashris Kitchen said...

kesari my fav one.llove the addition of pista in it.Belated wishes to ur kid.

Sadhana Valentina said...

Very lovely one dear...attractive too with bright colour...nicely presented.

Rachana said...

Delicious kesari! Great colour!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Mind blowing color !!!Belated wishes to your hubby. Superb click

Hamaree Rasoi

Hari Chandana P said...

Looks soo tempting and perfect :)

sangeeta said...

Thanks for dropping by subhashini .
We call this halwa n make it without color , kesari is a southern favorite it seems. The picture looks tempting n i know it's yummy too.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum!

Madhu said...

Nice recipe Subhashini. I also make this at home for 'Nayvedyam' (not sure what to call this in English). The only difference is that I use milk instead of water.

Haddock said...

This looks real yummy.

Anonymous said...

tempting recipe! Lovely color of the Kesari.

Lakshmi ...Rasoi ki Malkin..northern and southern spices said...

Kesari looks colourful,n delicious