Kesaribath or Rava Kesari originated from Karnataka is a sweet dish popular all over India.It is prepared during festivals and also in wedding functions and other celebrations.It is one such sweet dish that is prepared for normal breakfasts too.It is served with Kharabath or Uppittu or Upma.When both kharabath and kesribath are served together in one plate its called as the “Chow Chow Bath” 🙂 Here comes a detailed recipe of Kesribath with step by step photos.
Ingredients: Rava - 1 cup Ghee - 1/2 cup Sugar - 2 cups water - 2 cups Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp Saffron - 0.25 gms Cashew nuts - 2 to 3 tbsp Raisins - 2 to 3 tbsp Method: *In a pan heat up 3 tsp of ghee. *Add 1 cup rava to ghee and fry it in low flame for 5 to 7 minutes.Frying in low flame is important otherwise rava may change color & become dark. *Keep aside the fried rava. *Next boil 2 cups of water.Once the water comes to a good boil add fried rava to boiling water.Keep the flame low.Keep stirring after adding rava. *Once you make sure that there are no lumps close the vessel with a lid and let the rava cook in low flame for 2 minutes. *After 2 minutes open the lid,stir it once again and add 2 cups of sugar. Stir and wait until sugar melts completely. *After sugar has melted add remaining ghee and mix well. *Also add saffron strands.Before adding saffron soak it in warm milk for 10 to 15 minutes. *Mix well and finally added cashew nuts and raisins that were fried in ghee. And our tasty Kesari Bath is ready to serve :)
Step by step recipe with photos:
Heat up 3 to 4 tsps of ghee in a pan.
Add 1 cup rava to the ghee and fry in low flame for 5 to 7 minutes.
Keep aside the fried rava and in another vessel keep 2 cups of water for boiling.
Once the water has come to a boil add fried rava to boiling water.
Stir it well and make sure there are no lumps created.
Cook it in low flame for 2 minutes by closing it with a lid.
After cooking for 2 minutes in low flame add 2 cups of sugar.
Wait until the sugar melts completely.Kepp stirring until then.Once the sugar has melted completely add remaining quantity of ghee.
Mix well after adding ghee and add saffron soaked in warm milk.
Give a good mix after adding saffron.
Switch off the flame and 1/2 tsp of cardamom powder.
And finally add ghee roasted cashew nuts and raisins and mix well.
Mix everything together and our tasty,mouth watering Kesari bath is ready to serve 🙂