Rava kesari | semolina pudding | indian dessert

4 servings
10 min
10 min
Very Easy
This is one of the easy, quick and simplest Indian dessert made with rava or sooji i.e. semolina. In southern part of India, it is called as Kesari and in northern part of India called as Sheera or Sooji ka Halwa. This Rava Kesari is irresistible when it’s homemade; there are no artificial flavors and colors used in this recipe. To learn this amazing drooling and delightful sweet dish check out our step by step photo recipe.


Number of serving: 4
1 cup Semolina/ Rava

1 ¼ cups Sugar

1 ½ cups Water

½ cups Milk

¼ cup Condensed Milk (Optional)

1 tbspAlmond/ Badam

1 tbsp Cashews Nuts / Kaju

1 tbsp Raisins/ Kismis

a Pinch Salt

2 tbsp Clarified Butter/ Ghee


  • Put a heavy bottom pan on the range and heat clarified butter. Fry the cashews, almond and raisins.
  • Once they are start turning slight dark color; add the rava/semolina and roast them nicely till you get nice aroma or till rava turns to faint pink color. Stir it continuously or else rava stick to the bottom of the pan very quickly and it will burn.
  • Add the sugar and mix it nicely
  • Add the water, milk, pinch of salt and stir continuously and cook the rava mixture. This will take 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Reduce the flame to medium and stir the mixture slowly. Add 1 tbsp of clarified butter and mix it nicely. This improves taste and also helps to leave the mixture from the pan fast.

    When the mixture starts to leave and not sticking to sides of the pan means it is done. Switch off the gas.


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