Rava kesari recipe or halwa recipes

Rava kesari recipe or halwa recipes

Rava kesari recipe or halwa recipes

Rava kesari recipe with step by step instructions are mentioned below. rava kesari is a popular south Indian sweet made during the festival season. Rava kesari’s North indians will call it as sooji ka halwa.


Rava kesari recipe or halwa recipesMeasuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml

  • fine rava or sooji : 1 cup
  • ghee : 5 to 6 tbsp
  • sugar : ¾ to 1 cup or as required
  • water : 2 cups
  • saffron threads or kesar : 2 to 3 pinches
  • green cardamom pods : 4-5 husked and powdered
  • cashews : ¼ cup halved or chopped


  1. Crush cardamoms to semi fine powder in the mortar-pestle and keep aside.
  2. Also crush the saffron threads in the same mortar-pestle and keep aside.
  3. Keep a pan on a low flame.
  4. Add the ghee and when ghee is heating up, do the following.
  5. Take the sugar and water in another pan.
  6. Keep this pan on the medium to high flame and let the solution come to a boil.
  7. Also add the powdered saffron or kesar to sugar solution.
  8. Once the ghee becomes hot, add the rava and keep on stirring while adding the rava.
  9. Immediately add the cashews and keep on stirring the mixture.
  10. In the meanwhile also check the sugar solution.
  11. If the mixture starts to boil, then lower the flame and let it simmer.
  12. keep on stirring the rava for 7 to 8 mins and when the grains change their color and when the cashews also change to the light golden, we have to add bubbling hot sugar and water solution.
  13. Increase the flame to high for the sugar solution to bubble and when it starts to bubble in a matter of seconds, immediately add it to the hot rava mixture.
  14. Be careful as the mixture has the leaning to splutter.
  15. Be quick enough to stir and keep on stirring till the whole mixture starts thickening and starts to leave the edge of the pan.
  16. keep the tight lid on top or place a heavy weight on the lid.
  17. Switch off the flame and allow rava kesari to steam for 5 to 6 minutes.
  18. Now remove the lid and serve the rava kesari hot or warm.

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