Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Any Festival Sweet - Kesari/Sooji Halwa

Kesari/Sooji Halwa

Even though I don't have a sweet tooth, I feel like eating sweet usually at odd hours. SO Kesari is a sweet that can be made in a jiffy and with few Ingredients. I have also given the recipe to make Kesari with less amount of Ghee.


Sooji/Rava - 1 cup (Double Roasted)
Sugar - 3/4 cup or 1 Cup (Based on how sweet you wnat it)
Ghee- 1/2 Cup
Badam/Almond - 10
Water - 2 Cups
Kesari Colour - 1/2 Pinch


 These days in market, we have the double roasted rava available. If not, take the regular rava and dry roast it in a kadhai for 5 minutes till the raw smell goes.

Heat the ghee and roast the almonds and keep it aside. In the same ghee roast the rava nicely.

Meanwhile boil the water separately (The ratio of Rava to Water is 1:2).Add the kesari colour mixed with few drops of water.

Once the rava is roasted add the boiling water and stir it. then add the sugar and cook it. Decorate with Roasted almonds.

Low Ghee Version

In a vessel, boil water (2 cups of water for 1 cup of rava), to that add the rava. Cook it to 90%.
Then add the sugar and stir it continuously.Stir it well and then add kesari colour. Then roast some cashew/Almonds/Raisins in ghee. Add the cashew/almond/raisin along with ghee to the rava mixture and cook for another 5-8 minutes so that the Rava is cooked in Ghee. 


  • The rava should be 3/4th cooked before adding the Sugar. The rava will not get cooked once we add sugar
  • You can use cashew and raisins to decorate it,however, I prefer almonds so I used it.


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