"Rava Kesari" is a popular sweet item.mostly in all festivals...easy and quickly prepared
Rava -1 cup
Sugar - 1.5 cups
Raisins - a handful
Cardamom Powder - 2 pinches
kesari food color - a pinch
Cashew - 1/2 a handful
Ghee - 5 tablespoons
Saffron - a pinch(optional)
In a medium sized pan add 1 tablespoon of ghee and fry the raisins and cashew until light golden brown and set aside.
In the same pan fry the rava until slightly yellow and set aside.
In the same pan add and boil 3 cups of water.
Add saffron and food color when watter get boiled add the rava slowly.
Stir well and keep the flame on low and mix well until rava is cooked well.
When the rava is cooked add the sugar and mix well.
Keep stirring and cook until the kesari starts leaving the sides of the pan.
Use 4 tablespoons of ghee during this time.
Add cardamom powder and mix in the fried raisins and cashew.