Rava Kesari

Rava Kesari is a quick and easier dessert from the South Indian cuisine. Whenever we have a guest at home this is a easy and quick recipe that we can rely on. Will be ready in minutes and yet tastes delicious. On the occasion of navaratri, I have been preparing desserts that are easy and can be prepared in very less time and this recipe can never be missed.

Ingredients (Serves 4)

Cooking time – 15 mins
  • Rava – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 3/4 cup
  • Water – 2.75 cups
  • Food colour – a pinch
  • Cardamom – 2 , crushed
  • Ghee – 4 tbsp
  • Cashews – 7 to 8
  • Dry grapes – few


  • Add 3 tbsp of ghee, add cashews and roast it till golden brown. Keep it aside.
  • Add dry grapes and fry till it bulges. Remove them from the pan.
  • In same pan, add rava and roast in medium flame.
  • Roast the rava in medium flame and flipping it often for even cooking.
  • Boil 3 cups of water in a vessel and add the sugar to it.
  • Boil well till the sugar completely dissolves. Add this boiling sugar syrup to the roasted rava and stir well to form no lumps.
  • Add the food colour and broken cardamom to it.
  • Continue to stir well in low flame till the water is completely absorbed.
  • Add the roasted cashews and dry grapes to the kesari.
  • Switch off the flame and add a tbsp of ghee and close the pan.
  • Open and serve the rava kesari after 4 to 5 mins.

I always prefer the dessert mildly sweetened. You can add up to 1 cup of sugar if you prefer.

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