Ravva Kesari | Sooji Ka Halwa

Krishnashtami is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Sri Krishna.  Krishnashtami is also known as Janmashtami, Gokulashtami, Srikrishna Jayanti or Ashtami Rohini. His birth occurred on the Ashtami tithi (eighth day) in the krishna paksha during the Sravana month (August - September). This year(2011) the festival will be celebrated on 22nd August in North India and on 21st August in South Indian states.
Celebrating Krishnashtami with this special prasadam : Ravva Keasari Ravva Keasari is a easiest sweet and its my all-time favorite. Its a popular sweet in india made in different versions.  Some make with milk and some people make with water. Mine is the second version. Many times this sweet is offered as prasadam in the temples.

Ingredients:

1 Cup Sooji Ravva / Semilona
3 Cups Water
1 Cup Sugar
2 Tbsp Ghee
Pinch of Cardomom Pwd
7 Almonds and Cashews
Process:
  • Heat ghee in a pan and fry almonds, cashews and keep them aside.
  • In the same pan add ghee and fry ravva on a low-med flame by constant stirring until the ravva turns into golden brown color.
  • Add sugar, cardomom pwd to the roasted ravva and fry for a min.
  • Slowly add water and yellow color to the ravva by stirring constantly without any lumps.
  • Cook until the water is absorbed.
  • Lastly add the fried almonds and cashews.
  • Serve hot and enjoy !!!!

41 comments:

  1. delicious looking kesari looks wonderful

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  2. Happy janmastami...
    Ravva kesari looks sooo good....wants to taste it immedietely...:)

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  3. Hi Kalyani, Thanks for visiting my blog and your comment. Welcome to food blogging and keep posting yummy recipes. Rava Kesari looks very nice...

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  4. I love this sweet and looks like an easy-peasy recipe. Happy Krishna Jayanthi!

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  5. Nice beginning on an auspicious occasion...The ravva looks so yummy and easy to make...can't wait to taste it!

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  6. This is one yummy sweet that always comes to my rescue when I need to make something quick :D yours looks great :D

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  7. looks amazing...
    nice space you have..
    Am your happy subscriber now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

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  8. Colorful and Yummy!Happy Krisna Jayanthi.

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  9. Yummy n Chennais kesari i can say it.. its always the best sweet..

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  10. Perfect Rava Kesari for the Janmashtami festival..Have a great time..

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  11. Lovely looking sweets! Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the festival!

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  12. wow waht a lipsmacking kesari.... really loved it... first time here... when you get time, do visit my blog...

    Dish Name Starts with J
    Learning-to-cook
    Regards,
    Akila

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  13. Hi dear thanks for stopping by at my space... Yummy sweet perfect for the day... Do stop by mine when u find time...

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  14. looks delicious. Happy Krishnashtami!

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  15. A classic dessert with beautiful color!
    USMasala

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  16. Kesari looks yumm :) Happy blogging !

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  17. Hello Kalyani! Thank you for visiting my space and leaving a nice comment :-) Welcome to the blog world. Your blog exudes warmth. I love ur banner :-) It would be nice if you can activate the "follow" option on the blog. We can get updates about ur post via google reader then.

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  18. yummy kesari.Thanks for visiting my blog and giving a nice comment. you too have a lovely blog.
    indu srinivasan.
    kattameethatheeka.blogspot.com

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  19. Hello Kalyani! Thank you for visiting my space and leaving a nice comment..You have lovely space and what an occasion to start your post..Good Luck!!

    Muskaan
    A2Z Healthy Vegetarian Cuisine

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  20. All time favourite Sweet and Easy too :)

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  21. HI Kalyani,
    Thanks for visiting my place and leave ur comment.Your first post itself superb,happy bloging and all the best to become a rocking blogger soon.

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  22. Thanks for the visit to my space and for the lovely comments Kalyani. rava kesari is looking very delicious..Happy Janmashtami..!! Happy blogging and hope to see more wonderful recipes from you..happy to follow u..

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  23. Rava Kesari looks yummy and perfectly made..love it.

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  24. Thanks a lot for your sweet comments. Lovely post and the kesari looks absolutely divine and delicious.

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  25. The rava kesari looks so good & inviting!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  26. The rava kesari looks real good! Welcome to food blogging! looking forward to some amazing recipes!
    Thanks for dropping by my blog!
    Richa @ Hobby And More Food Blog

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  27. Hi Kalyani
    Thanx for stopping in by space ...n very sorry for my late visit to your blog...nice beginning n the rava kesari looks so delicious n inviting...u made it perfectly...would like to see more yummy recipes from u :) glad to join u !!

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  28. This is a universal favourite. Simply kove this. Glad u put it up.

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  29. Rava kesari looks yummy and delicious. Beautiful presentation.

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  30. just looks too good :-) First time to ur space, and loved it !! Liked the Krishna pic a lot .. Now that we realised we are namesakes, we should catch up more often dear.. Do check out the events running at my space and happy to follow you as well !

    Cheers
    Kalyani
    Last few days – Send in your carrot based dishes
    Ongoing Event: Fasting Foods(Vrat ka Khaana Special)

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  31. I don't like semolina much but this is one such dish i absolutely love.. so creamy and soft and i like it warm :)

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  32. By the look of the Kesari, I am sure Krishna was mighty satisfied with his visit to your home :) cheers, priya

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  33. Perfect Kesari ,looks so so delectable!

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  34. delicious looking dessert thank you for linking it to
    http://torviewtoronto.blogspot.com/2011/09/food-palette-series-finale-rainbow.html

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  35. I avoided Rava Kesari all through my childhood. For no particular reason except that I do not like sweets very much...My mom tried to interest me in it but to no. avsil. Much later when I was travelling on.a Singapore Airlines flight, it was offerred in the lunch,. I did not recognise it as Rava Kesari and tasted it. It tasted so divinely delicious that I looked forward to an encore on my return flight, and to my delight it was there in the lunch pack.
    Rava Kesari is now firmly on my tiny list of favourite sweets.

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