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Kesari Bhath (Dessert)


  • Kesari Bhath1 cup Semolina (rava)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 5 Almonds (slivered)
  • 5 Pistas (slivered)
  • 10-12 Raisins
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 2 pinches Saffron, soaked in 1 tbsp warm milk
  • Few drops yellow color (optional)
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 cups of Water


  1. Heat ghee in a large heavy pan and add rava.
  2. Stir and roast on low for 7-8 minutes or till aroma exudes.
  3. On the other hand, put water in a separate pan, add sugar to it and bring to a boil.
  4. Add boiling water to the rava, little at a time, stirring continuously.
  5. Take care to protect hands from the spluttering.
  6. When well mixed, check rava grain between fingers and taste for sweetness.
  7. Adjust sweetness, and add more boiling water if the grain is hard.
  8. Add the remaining ingredients, cover and simmer till ghee separates.
  9. Save a small amount of almonds and pistas for garnishing.
  10. Add color if desired and mix well.
  11. Grease a katori or steel cup and press hot bhath inside it, and put onto a plate.
  12. Garnish with a few slivers of almonds and pistas.
  13. Serve Hot.
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