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Kesari Bath Recipe


kesari bath recipe


With the kesari bath recipe, prepare the delicious food, kesari bath. It is also known as rava kesari, among others. This sweet cuisine is a traditional south Indian vegetarian food that has existed since several decades. It is prepared by many on the auspicious day of Maha Shivaratri. What are the main ingredients of kesari bath recipe? Rava / semolina, ghee (clarified butter), sugar, dry grapes and cashew nuts are the main items of this food.

Kesari, too, is a key item. Its high cost, however, constraints its use in preparing this food.  Learn how to make kesari bath without using kesari.

A highlight of this kesari bath recipe is that it does not use any ingredients that gives an artificial color to this food.





Servings: Six to Seven


1. Fine rava / chiroti rava / semolina 1 cup
2.
Ghee / clarified butter 1cup or to taste; See also TIPS #1
3. Sugar 1 cup or to taste;
4. Water 3 and 1/4 - 3 and 1/2 cup
5. Cloves 7-8
6. Cashew nut 2 tablespoons
7. Dry grapes / raisins 2 tablespoons




How to make Kesari Bath?


1. Heat sugar and water in a utensil to make the sugar syrup. Then, proceed to Step 2. kesari bath recipe s1
2.
Add 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.
filler_photokesari bath recipe s2a

kesari bath recipe s2b

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3.
Fry on a low heat till the grapes swell and cashew nuts turn golden brown.
kesari bath recipe s3
4.
Check if the water-sugar mixture in Step 1 has come to a boil. If it has not, increase the heat and 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. 
kesari bath recipe s4
5. Cover with a plate. Wait for three to four minutes. Remover the plate.

If the mixture has not become thick, mix again till the rava absorbs all the syrup and mixture becomes thick.
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6. Add one tablespoon of ghee from the remaining quarter-cup of the same item. Mix.



Switch off the stove. Wait for two to three minutes.
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7. Kesari bath is ready. kesari bath recipe

TIPS
How to make Kesari bath?
1. Add all the remaining ghee, if you want the kesari bath to be 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. Here is another variety of this sweet: Add 1/4 cup of pineapple pieces to the water for making the sugar syrup. After the water boils for three to four minutes, add sugar.
5. For additional flavor, add two pinches of elaichi / cardamom powder.
6. If fine or chiroti rava is not available, use medium rava and use an extra quarter cup of water for making the sugar syrup.


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