Saravana Bhavan Style Rava Kesari | Rava Kesari

Sweets | vegetarian

  • Prep Time 1 Mins
  • Cook Time 25 Mins
  • Servings 6


  • 1 cup Semolina (Bombay Rava)
  • 1.5 cup Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Ghee (or 1 cup)
  • 3 cups Hot Water
  • 15 Cashew Nuts
  • 15 Raisins
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder


  1. Put half the Ghee in a Kadhai and roast Semolina, Cashew nuts and Raisins together on a low flame till a light golden colour. It may take approximately 15 minutes for the Semolina to roast well.
  2. Add boiling hot water to the roasted Semolina and cook till water gets absorbed.
  3. Add Sugar after Semolina gets soft, and mix well. Let cook until mixture gets smooth and close.
  4. Add Cardamom powder, yellow food colour and the rest of the Ghee. Cook on medium flame.
  5. Take it down from the stove once the Ghee floats well on to the top. (For alternate methods and ideas, look at the ‘Tips’).