Rava Kesari / Sooji Halwa / Semolina Pudding

Rava kesari, a simple yet delicious sweet of India. Also called Sooji Halwa, can be made in few minutes with minimal ingredients at your home. This recipe can be flavored with pineapple essence or crushed pineapple chunks or you can also add a pinch of Saffron soaked in a tbsp of warm milk for additional flavor. Here is the recipe..

Ingredients
Rava/Sooji/Semolina 1/2 Cup
Sugar 1/2 Cup
Water 1 1/2 Cup
Cardamom powder 1/4 tsp
Ghee 3 tbsp
Red food color pinch(optional)
Cashews & Raisins little

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Method
• Roast Rava with a tbsp of Ghee in a medium flame for few mins. Make sure you don’t turn it brown. Remove and keep it aside.

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• In the same pan, add a tbsp of Ghee roast Cashews & Raisins to golden brown and keep it aside.

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• Boil the required Water in a pan. Add a pinch of food color. Color is totally optional.

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• Slowly add in the roasted Rava, stirring it all the time. For beginners just switch off the stove at this stage. Mix thoroughly without lumps then switch on to low flame.
• Add Sugar & Cardamom powder. Mix it well. Switch off the stove when it is little soft as the Rava would still absorb some water when it is cooling down.

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• Add the roasted Cashews & Raisins along with the rest of the ghee. Serve hot! Delicious Rava Kesari is ready!

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Tips
• Instead of just water, add 1 Cup Milk and 1/2 Cup water to get a richer version of Rava Kesari.

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