Semolina Pudding with Saffron - Rawa Kesari

If there is one sweet dish that I can have at any time of the day or night..its Rawa Kesari. I love it..and any version of it is fine...plain, or with pineapple...From the time I remember flavours, I know Rawa Kesari. I love the way my mami makes it..she adds loads of ghee..and you know me..I never count my calories :-)

Both my MIL and FIL are wonderful cooks and this dish is prepared by my FIL. I cannot take any credit of the entire process except the photographs!!! And just because my FIL knows that I blog..he's taken extra care to decorate it so beautifully...I just don't have any words left.....except..Thank You!!!

Here's how he made it...

1 cup semolina, dry roasted slightly,
3/4th cup sugar,
2 cups water,
5-6 tbsp of ghee,
1/2 tsp cardamom powder,
Few cashews and raisins for garnish,
Few saffron strands dissolved in 2 tsp of warm milk,(optional),

1.) Heat 2 tbsps of ghee and fry the cashews & raisins until golden brown in color. Remove and set it aside.
2.) In the same pan, add the remaining ghee. Add the semolina and fry for sometime. Add the sugar and keep stirring continuously.
3.) In the meantime, in a another vessel, bring the water to a boil.
4.) Add the boiling water to the semolina/sugar mixture. Keep stirring continuously so that no lumps are formed.
5.) Add the saffron dissolved milk and the cardamom powder and mix well.
6.) Garnish with fried cashews and raisins.

Sneek Peek:

Have it hot or chilled, it tastes awesome any which ways...For all festivities, Rawa Kesari is a must in our house...there is never a dearth of people to hog it you know :0)

This is my second entry for Food In Colours hosted by Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen and the original brainchild of Harini from Tongue Ticklers.

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  1. Hey Your blog is delicious. Nice. Keep blogging.


  2. First time here i suppose..Nice blog..Kesari looks absolutely gorgeous and delicous..

  3. Yummy kesari, looks gorgeous n my all time fav:)

  4. Wow vibrant color. Looks yum.....Really a sinfil indulgence...

  5. hi first time here and u have a beautiful blog. lovely color and tasty pudding dear.

  6. This is my hubby's fav dessert.........awesome photo's...looks delicious.

  7. Kesari looks fantastic, awesome color and loved your presentation !

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