Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Kesari (A type of halwa like dessert: Kulipirai, Sivagangai, Devakottai special)

Ingredients:

  • Rava (Sooji) - 1 cup
  • Ghee - 4 tbsp
  • Sugar - 2 cups
  • Saffron or Kesari powder – 1 pinch
  • Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
  • Cashew nuts - 5
  • Raisins (Kismis) - 5
  • Water - 2 cups
Method of preparation:

  • Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a pan.
  • Fry cashew nuts.
  • Remove the fried cashew nuts and keep separately.
  • Now in the same pan roast rava, till golden brown.
  • Add boiling water.
  • Keep the flame low till the rava is cooked.
  • Add 2 tbsp of ghee, sugar and stir it continuously till it becomes thick.
  • Add saffron or kesari powder, cardamom powder, raisins and fried cashew nuts.
  • Stir a little.
  • Serve hot.

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