Wednesday, June 19, 2013

kesari

#Kesari : Kesari is one of  the easiest sweets made at homes.
I used to make kesari whenever I melt butter to prepare ghee.

Kesari

Ingredients :
Rawa ( sooji )                            : 1/3 cup
Sugar                                       : 1/3 cup heaped
Ghee                                         : 3 tsp ( can add more also )
Cardamom powder                     : 1/2 tsp ( optional )
Cashew                                      : 4 ( optional )
Water                                        : 1 cup
Kesari ( red ) color                      : a pinch
Salt                                           : a pinch

Method :
Take ghee in a wide mouthed heavy bottom vessel.
Heat on slow flame.
Add rawa and roast well till it gives out aroma and slightly turns to golden color.

In another vessel heat one cup of water.
Once rawa is roasted well add the boiling water and keep stirring.
Add a pinch of salt and a pinch of kesari ( red ) color.


Rawa gets cooked within minutes.
Now add sugar and keep stirring.


Kesari is ready when it leaves the surface of the vessel and rolls like a ball.
Add cardamom powder and stir well.

Kesari

Transfer onto a greased plate.
Sprinkle few drops of ghee on kesari and spread well with a flat spoon.
Garnish with roasted cashews.
Cut into pieces with a clean and dry knife.

Note : A drop of rose essence can be added instead of cardamom powder to get different aroma.

Enjoy kesari when its hot.
It also tastes good when it cools down.

Other sweets you may like to try

Boli - Sugar Carrot Halwa Cocoa Chocolate