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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Rawa Kesari / Semolina (Sooji) Sweet

How i missed the most popular and traditional sweet which we make for satyanarayana
pooja to post in my blog. That is a kind of embarrassing. But i am damn sure, that this
is not the only recipe i must have missed. There must be hundreds of other recipes too.
I will surely try to cover them up.

So try this out and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Serves - 4 to 5


Rawa / Sooji / Semolina - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 1 1/2 cup
Ghee - 1/2 cup
Cashews - 10 pieces
Sultanas / Kishmish - 10 pieces
Kesari Colour / Orange Food Colouring a pinch (optinal)
Milk - 1 tblspn
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp


Heat a heavy bottom pot. Heat 2 tblspn of ghee in it and fry cashews and raisans in it till golden. Remove it and Set aside.

Bring water to a boil in a separate sauce pan. Mix food colouring with milk and set aside.

Now in the remaining ghee add sooji and fry for 3 to 4 mins till it is light golden and raw smell goes away from it.

Now pour in the boiling water and mix well so no lumps form. Keep this mixing till it gets little thickish.

Now add in the sugar and keep mixing.

Add in food colouring (Optinal)and cardamom powder and mix well.

Keep stirring till the mixture get thick.

Now add in the ghee and keep mixing till the kesari leaves the sides of the pan.

Add in the roasted nuts and mix well.

Serve this warm or hot.