Rava Kesari has always been one of my most favorite sweet. This soft melt in mouth dessert is much loved and is considered as an auspicious prasadam or a halwa and in several regions it is served along with breakfast. This is a quick and easy recipe.
Rava or Sooji- 1 cup
(best is double the amount of sooji)
Water- 2 1/2 cups
(or half water and half milk)
Ghee- 1/2 cup
few drops of food color
In a heavy bottom pan heat one tsp of ghee and fry cashews till golden brown and raisins till they fluff and keep aside. Roast rava till it starts changing color to golden or till there is a nice aroma . Keep this aside.
Bring water to boil and add food color and now add in the rava. Sprinkle and spread out evenly. At first it will look like lot of water. But will start to thicken in a minute. So at this stage mix well to avoid lumps and close lid just for a few seconds.Remove lid and continuously stir till water evaporates and all comes together.Add sugar ,cardamon powder and the rest of the ghee. Stir till the mixture leaves the edges of the pan like a halwa .Garnish with raisins Switch off the flame and close lid for a few more seconds.Grease plate with ghee and spread the mixture and let it get set and cool down and cut into desired shapes.
Hope you will all try and enjoy..