Rava Kesari/Kesari Bath for Akshaya Tritiya Prasadam

Rava Kesari

Madhumati Tyagi

Rava Kesari is a traditional South Indian sweet made with Semolina, sugar, ghee, nuts and raisins. This is very smooth, delicious, aromatic and fluffy sweet. This is a perfect prasadam recipe for Akshaya Tritiya festival.


  • 2 tablespoon Ghee
  • 10 Kaju/cashews
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • ½ cup Rava/ semolina
  • 1 cup of water
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoon soaked kesar water
  • ¼ teaspoon Elaichi powder

Preparation Method

  • Heat 2 tbsp ghee and roast cashews and raisins on low flame. And Keep aside cashews once turn golden brown.
  • Now in the same pan, roast Rava for 5 minutes on low flame. Then keep it aside.
  • Pour 1 cup of water in a large container. Keeping the flame low, add roasted Rava in it.
  • Stir continuously till the Rava absorbs water and no lumps are formed.
  • While continuously stirring, add sugar in it.
  • Add 2 tbsp kesar water when sugar dissolves.
  • Add ghee and mix it well.
  • Cover and cook it for 2 more minutes or till Rava gets cooked completely.
  • Garnish it with roasted cashews, raisins and Elaichi powder.

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