Rava Kesari

Rava Kesari is a popular sweet in Kerala made with Rava, ghee and sugar. Learn how to prepare yummy and tasty Rava Kesari here


  • Rava / Semolina -1 cup
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Ghee – 6 tbsp
  • Raisins – a handful
  • Cashews – a handful
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Food colour – dissolved in water
  • Salt – a pinch


  • Chop cashews into small pieces and roast them with raisins in a tablespoon of ghee and set aside.
  • Heat 3 tablespoon of ghee in a heavy bottomed wok and add semolina. Roast the semolina without browning them.
  • Now add boiling water along with food colour and salt and stir continuously making sure there are no lumps and all the water dries up.
  • Once semolina absorbs all the moisture, add sugar and stir to combine. The mixture will get a bit soggy and wet. Then it will dry up again.
  • Add the remaining 3 tbsp of ghee little by little and mix continuously till the mixture comes off from the edges of the pan.
  • Add roasted nuts + raisins and switch off the flame.

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