Rava Kesari - 7 Day Blogging marathon with sweet start.

by - February 09, 2011

                                This is my First marathon, I am participating after starting my blog, I am really excited to to be in Srivalli's 7- day marathon!! where she has hosting the marathon with 7 lovely themes for 7 days. Being in final trimester, I found very difficult to join in one month marathon, but Srivalli 's 7 days marathon boosted my energy level to be along  with 25 fellow bloggers. Where Each participant can choose 7 themes for seven days or one theme for all 7 days. I have chosen special theme that where I going to present 7 different recipe based on the seven themes  for 7 days. For sure it gonna to be real virtual treat for all of us.
                    I want my DAY 1 Marathon should start with sweet suprises to all of my fellow bloggers & to my readers. So I decided to present simple and yummy recipe "Rava Kesari" which will be easiest form of sweet & can be done in few minutes with fewer ingredients.
                   When ever, I think of rava kesari, my mind & my taste bud directly drives to Saravana bavan  Rava kesari ( Sorry for making all of you to drool & reminding it). So I started to do this in my home with same colour & texture along with awesome taste. So try this with same measurement & explore new taste.

Meanwhile don't forget to check my fellow bloggers who also run along with me with delicious recipes...
Azeema,  Bhagi,   ChampaGayathri AnandGayathri Kumar, HariniJay,  Meena,  Minu, Padma, Pavani, Pj, Priya Mahadevan, Priya suresh, Priya Vasu, Rujuta, Santosh, Savitha, Shanavi, SmithaSowmya, SrivalliSuma, Usha, Veena.


Rawa - 1 cup
Sugar - 2 ~2 1/2 cups
Water - 2 1/2 - 3cups
Ghee - 5 tbsp or 3tbsp ghee + 2 tbsp oil
Broken Cashew - As required
Raisins - As required
Cardamon Powder - 1 tsp
Food Orange colour -  As required
Salt - A pinch


  • In a pan or kadai, heat the ghee & fry rawa in low heat until it turns grainy or light golden colour & transfer to other plate or bowl and keep it ready.
  • In Same Pan Fry cashews & raisins and keep it aside.
  • In same pan add the water & bring it to boil in medium heat. At this stage add food colour & salt to the water.
  • Lower the heat & add rawa little by little to avoid lump forming & stir continuously.
  • When water absorbed, immediately add the sugar  and whisk well.
  • Add ghee 2tbsp of ghee & mix well.
  • When Ghee separates, Stir in cardamon powder, cashews, raisins & remaining ghee to the kesari.
  • Transfer to serving bowl & serve.

(Note:  You can add chopped fruits like apple, pomegranate, sweet grapes, Pineapple to this kesari to make it as fruit kesari, Just decrease the sugar amount.)

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  1. delicious kesari and welcome to marathon

  2. simple rava kesari glorified in ur words and pictures...awesome..my fav

  3. Lovely colourful Kesari
    All the best

  4. Beautiful color n it looks sooo rich n tempting, loved it!!

    US Masala

  5. nice recipe nice color yummm....

  6. Woww am just drooling here, prefect for my sweet tooth..

  7. Oh saras, am also going to post rava kesari for dessert section..Enna sollitu neenga kolreenga..Drooooooling !!!!

  8. Just finished my lunch and I would not mind having a one of those plates!

  9. rawa kasri looks tempting
    do isit my site

  10. yummy kesar rawva halwasound delicious

  11. I love the colour of your dish. Lovely pictures.

  12. Colour looks excellent and bright!..good to have you joining us.

  13. yummy n colorful as ever!...good one!


  14. I use the same colour when I make kesari......the yellow version somehow doesn't seem as pretty.

  15. Gr8 way to start the marathon with a sweet
    Even i did the same :))
    Kesari looks lovely and delicious
    Best Wishes

  16. Very yummy.nice way to start the marathon..

  17. Lovely color!! I m literally craving for some Kesari now!!!!

  18. Rava kesari looks yummy..All the best for marathon dear.

  19. Looks delish, Sara :) I am sure it tasted that way too...Thanks for sharing virtually :)

  20. A simple one to satisfy sweet cravings. :)

  21. Click is very tempting! :P:P:P:P

    Take care of your health and all the very best for your blogging marathon! :)


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