Thursday, February 14, 2008

Rava Kesari / Sooji Halwa


Sooji / Upma Rava - 1 cup
Water - 3 cups
Sugar - 1 cup
Cardamom(Elachi) pods - 2
Cashews - 10
Raisins - 10
Kesari(Orange) food color - pinch
Ghee - 2 tbsp

1) Heat 1 tbsp Ghee in a pan.
2) Add Sooji to the pan and start frying it on low heat.
3) Boil 3 cups of water in a seperate vessel.
4) Add food color to the boiled water.
5) After Sooji starts to give nice aroma, slowly start pouring boiled water while mixing. Make sure you continously mix Sooji without forming any lumps.
6) Add sugar slowly to the pan while mixing.
7) Fry Cashews and Raisins in 1 tbsp of ghee until golden brown.
8) Powder the Cardomom pods in a pestle/mortar.
9) Add fried cashews, raisins and cardamom powder to the Halwa and mix it once.

Kesari and Poori combination is a real treat.

Tip : We can even use milk and water combination instead of just water.

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