Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Rava Kesari - Sooji Halwa

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I suddenly realised I have posted 50 recipes!!!!!.So,to celebrate this with everyone,I thought I will share a very simple and easy sweet,rava kesari today.This sweet can be made in no time and it is generally done if you have some guests drop in suddenly.The ghee in the sweet makes this dish so special,tasty and delicious.It makes your house smell so nice!!!!..As if you have been cooking and frying all day in ghee :))..

1) Sooji /rava - 1/2 cup
2) Sugar - 1/2 cup
3) Ghee - 4 1/2 tbsp
4) Cashews and dried grapes - little
5) Elaichi/cardamon powder - 1tsp
6) Water - 1cup
7) Saffron colour - a pinch

In a pan,saute cashews and dried grapes with two tablespoons of ghee till they turn into nice light golden brown in color.Then,add a tablespoon of ghee again and saute rava into the same pan along with the dry fruits.Saute for 5 minutes or till it becomes nicely roasted and lovely aroma comes out of it.Add elaichi powder. Then,add water to rava and turn down the stove to low medium.Add saffron color now.Cook rava till all the water is absorbed.Add the remaining ghee to the rava.Finally,mix the sugar,it will start to melt first and later it starts to solidify.This is when you should switch off the stove.Transfer it to a serving bowl carefully.

Hot rava kesari is ready!!! Enjoy...

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