rava kesari recipe

Rava Kesari Recipe – Kesari Bath Recipe

A great dish not only tastes great but looks great as well. Rava Kesari is one such sweet dish that has a beautiful orange color with a delectable taste. Kesari bath is a very easy dish and is commonly known as Sooji Halwa or Sheera in Northern India. A very extraordinary Indian sweet usually served as an offering during many customary rites or poojas at home, community halls, and pandals.

Also known as Rava Kesari, there are various ways of making it which differs in taste across states. The Kesari bath which is made in southern India is slightly given a nice kesar yellow (lemon yellowish color) whereas no color is added to the Northern variant. It has a rich flavor as it is made in desi ghee with lots of dry fruits.

Let’s get started!

Rava Kesari Video Recipe and Text Recipe Below


  • 1/2 Cup Semolina
  • 3 Pinch Saffron strings soaked in 1/2 Cup Milk for 15-20 Minutes
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Clarified butter
  • Mix Dry Fruits
  • 1/4 Tsp Cardamom Powder


  1. Heat a pan and add clarified butter.
  2. Once the butter melts add mixed dry fruit and mix well. Roast for a minute on a low medium flame. Take it out on a plate and keep it aside.
  3. To the same melted butter add semolina, roast on a low medium flame by continuously stirring it until it changes color to light golden.
  4. On the other stove heat a steel vessel with water.
  5. Roast semolina for 6-7 minutes.
  6. Add the warm water into the pan.
  7. Now on a full flame keep stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
  8. Add the soaked saffron milk to it and mix well.
  9. Now add orange food color dipped in water. Cook for a minute.
  10. Add sugar and mix until it melts well.
  11. On a low flame, cover it with a lid and let it cook for 2 minutes.
  12. Add cardamom powder and roasted mixed dry fruits to it.

This amazing looking sweet dish is ready to be served. You can make it during all the festivities and your folks are in for a delight. Let me know your experience with the dish in the comment section below.

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Happy Cooking!


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