Kesari Bhath

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - semolina (rava)
  • 1 cup - sugar
  • 2.5 cups - water
  • 5 pistas, slivered
  • 5 almonds, slivered
  • 10-12 raisins
  • 1/4 tsp - cardamom powder
  • 2 pinches - saffron, soaked in 1 tbsp warm milk
  • few drops yellow colour (optional)
  • 3 tbsp - ghee

How to Make Kesari Bhath

  • Heat ghee in a large heavy pan, add rava.
  • Stir and roast on low for 7-8 mins or till aroma exudes.
  • Side by side, put water to boil, add sugar, bring to a boil.
  • Add boiling water to the rava, a little at a time, stirring continuously.
  • Take care to protect hands from the spluttering.
  • When well mixed, check rava grain between fingers and taste for sweetness.
  • Adjust sweetness, and add more boiling water if grain is hard.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, cover and simmer till ghee separates.
  • Save a small amount of almonds and pistas for garnishing.
  • Add colour if desired and mix well.
  • Grease a katori or steel cup.
  • Press hot bhath inside it, and unmould onto a plate.
  • Garnish with a few slivers of almonds and pistas, serve hot.