Rava Halva (Kesari)

Rava Halva (kesari) is a popular delicious Indian sweet made from semolina (rava or sooji) during the festive season or special occasions. Rava Halwa usually served as ‘prasad’ (offering to the GOD). During Navratri festival Halva along with chana fry (sundal) and poori is offered to Goddess Durga and then distributed to the kanya ( young girls). In Northern part of India, it is called as sooji ka halva and In southern India it is called as Rava Kesari. The method of cooking is same for both the recipes. This recipe uses milk however you can use water instead of milk for the halva. Rava Halva can be served as dessert and tastes awesome with mango or red chili pickle. This is super easy recipe with amazing taste.

Rava Halva (Kesari)
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Servings Prep Time
4 People 5 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 People 5 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Rava Halva (Kesari)
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 People 5 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 People 5 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Instructions
  1. Heat ghee in a pan at medium heat. Add rava or sooji and roast it till slightly golden color. Stir is continuously so that it does not get burnt.
  2. Once rava gets roasted, add sugar, kesar threads and milk into it.
  3. Stir it continuously at low to medium heat till rava grain gets cook nicely. Once it gets thick & semi dry consistency, turn off the heat. Add kewra essence and cardamon powder and mix nicely. Keep it covered.
  4. Rava halva is ready to be served. Garnish with almond, cashew nuts and pistachios.
  5. You can prepare it for prasad or just as dessert.
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