Recipe – Sooji halwa or Rava Kesari

Aviary Photo_131471280904999240Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 mins

Serves: 2


  • Semolina (Sooji / Rava): 1 cup
  • Sugar: 1 cup
  • Ghee: 2 tablespoons
  • Water: 2 ½ Cup
  • Kesari food color: 1 pinch
  • Saffron: 2 to 3 strands
  • Milk: 1 tbsp.
  • Cashew nuts: 7-8
  • Raisin: 10-12


  • Soak saffron strands in warm milk, Keep aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon ghee and roast cashews till golden brown, take out the roasted cashews and keep aside.
  • In the same pan, roast the rava in low heat till light brown.
  • Add water and bring it to boil in low heat. Keep Stirring. There should be no lumps.
  • Add the kesari color, saffron milk, sugar and remaining ghee. Mix well. keep stirring continuously in medium flame till it reaches the required consistency (thick but smooth, like toothpaste).
  • Turn off the heat and add the roasted cashew nuts and raisins.
  • Serve.




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