Kesari Bath Recipe


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” ๐Ÿ™‚ Here comes a detailed recipe of Kesribath with step by step photos.

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

*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 
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.2

Add 1 cup rava to the ย ghee and fry in low flame for 5 to 7 minutes.3.jpg4.jpg

Keep aside the fried rava and in another vessel keep 2 cups of water for boiling.5.jpg

Once the water has come to a boil add fried rava to boiling water.6.jpg

Stir it well and make sure there are no lumps created.7.jpg

Cook it in low flame for 2 minutes by closing it with a lid.8.jpg

After cooking for 2 minutes in low flame add 2 cups of sugar.10.jpg

Wait until the sugar melts completely.Kepp stirring until then.Once the sugar has melted completely add remaining quantity of ghee.11.jpg

Mix well after adding ghee and add saffron soaked in warm milk.13.jpg

Give a good mix after adding saffron.15.jpg

Switch off the flame and 1/2 tsp of cardamom powder.16.jpg

And finally add ghee roasted cashew nuts and raisins and mix well.1718

Mix everything together and our tasty,mouth watering Kesari bath is ready to serve ๐Ÿ™‚1921