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Indian dessert
Rava Kesari Indian Dessert
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

A simple Indian dessert called Rava Kesari that is sure to surprise you. Can be made at the last minute with a few ingredients. Can be made Vegan!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6
Calories: 169 kcal
Author: Vicky Berman
  • 100 grams semolina
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ghee use coconut oil for vegan version
  • 1/2 teaspoon green cardamon powder
  • drop of food coloring
  • 2 glasses hot water
  • almonds/pistachios/rose petals/raisins/edible silver/ to decorate
  1. Heat ghee in a pan over medium heat and add semolina. Lightly pan fry until semolina is toasted and pinkish, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add water and food coloring. When the water is absorbed by the semolina, add sugar and cardamon powder. Continue to cook for 2 more minutes.
  3. Place the kesari onto a plate and shape like a cake. Decorate with nuts, raisins, rose petals, edible silver, etc and cut into pieces.
Recipe Notes

Serve still warm or chill before serving

Nutrition Facts
Rava Kesari Indian Dessert
Amount Per Serving
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Potassium 31mg1%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.