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Rava Kesari Recipe – Easiest Fool Proof Kesari Recipe

Easy and fool proof recipe for lump free melt in your mouth Rava Kesari recipe.

  • Total Time: 12 mins
  • Yield: 8 persons 1x



For the sugar syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • a pinch of cardamom powder
  • a pinch of turmeric powder
  • a pinch of salt

For roasting the rava

  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 1/2 cup rava / sooji
  • 1520 cashew-nuts


  1. Take a pressure cooker and add in the water, sugar, cardamom powder, turmeric and a pinch of salt. Start the heat and let it simmer.
  2. When the water-sugar mixture is boiling, set a pan on stove in medium heat. Add in the ghee, cashew-nuts and the rava. Keep sauteing all the time so the rava doesnt burn. The rava should start taking the color of a very mild amber. The rava is fully roasted when the cashew nuts have turned slightly golden and the rava has slightly changed colour. Also look for the nutty aroma.
  3. When the sugar mixture comes to a full boil, add in the roasted hot rava into the sugar water mixture. It will bubble up briefly. That’s OK. Switch off the heat / stove.
  4. Immediately after adding rava, mix well once and cover the cooker with the lid and add in the weight. Remember that the stove is off. Do not open the cooker for the next 20 minutes.
  5. Open the cooker after 20 minutes and mix the kesari well. The rava would have absorbed all the moisture and would have swollen up.
  6. Serve the kesari warm.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu
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