|1.||Fine rava / chiroti rava / semolina 1 cup|
|2.||Ghee / clarified butter 1 cup or to taste; See also Tip #1|
|3.||Sugar 1 cup or to taste|
|4.||Water 3 and 1/4 - 3 and 1/2 cup|
|6.||Cashew nuts 2 tablespoons|
|7.||Dry grapes / raisins 2 tablespoons|
sugar and water in a utensil to make the
sugar syrup. Then, proceed to Step 2.
three-fourth of a cup of ghee to a thick-bottomed kadai or
utensil. Also add to it cashew nuts, grapes,
cloves and fine rava.
a low heat till the grapes swell and cashew nuts turn golden
if the water-sugar mixture in
Step 1 has come to a boil. If it has not, increase the heat
bring the mixture to boil. Otherwise, the syrup is ready.
Add the syrup to the rava mixture slowly and carefully, because the syrup may spurt upward. Mix thoroughly.
with a plate. Wait for three to
four minutes. Remove the plate.
If the mixture has not become thick, mix again till the rava absorbs all the syrup and mixture becomes thick.
tablespoon of ghee from the remaining quarter-cup of the same item.
Switch off the stove. Wait for two to three minutes.
bath / rava kesari is ready.
|TIPS||How to make Kesari bath?|
|1.||Add all the remaining ghee, if you want the kesari bath to be non-sticky and extra rich, in Step 6.|
|2.||For smooth kesari bath use three-and-a-half cup of water and one more tablespoon of sugar.|
|3.||If you wish to give the kesari color for this sweet, dissolve a pinch of kesar / kesari / saffron stigmas in little water and add these to the sugar syrup.|
|4.||For additional flavor, add two pinches of elaichi / cardamom powder.|
|5.||If fine or chiroti rava is not available, use medium rava and use an extra quarter cup of water for making the sugar syrup.|