Milk Rava Kesari is a south Indian sweet dish.Rava means Semolina and kesari means saffron,It is a pudding made with semolina, sugar ,Clarified butter ,Saffron & Milk.It is made during festival and Special puja.Mostly yellow food color is used but I have used Saffron to get color & nice aroma.
Milk Rava Kesari is like a Sooji Halwa which is prepared using roasted Rava(sooji) till it brown in color and cooked in water and milk rava kesari is lightly roasted to prevent browning & cooked in milk.
Semolina 1/2 cup
Sugar 1/3 cup or to taste
Milk 1.5 cup
Saffron 15-20 thread (soaked in 1 tbsp. warm milk)
Clarified Butter(Ghee) 3 tbsp
Assorted Nuts for garnishing
Heat a pan add 2tbsp. clarified butter( ghee )and fry the nuts. Set them aside.In the same pan, add rava and sautéed it continuously stirring often to prevent it should be light golden brown in color and will have a light sweet aroma.Remove on a plate and keep aside.
To the same pan, add sugar ,milk and soaked saffron bring to boil on a medium heat keep stirring so that sugar dissolves properly .Reduce the flame to low. Slowly add the rava to the milk, stirring constantly to avoid lumps, Cook until the moisture is absorbed.Add 1 tbsp ghee and mix well.it will start leaving the sides of pan. Switch off the flame
Serve Milk Rava Kesari hot or warm. Garnish with nuts.
Halwa is an Indian dessert prepared on occasion or festive .Most types of halwa are relatively dense sweetened with sugar.Textures of halwa also vary for example Flour based wheat ,rice or semolina based Sooji Halwa halwa is gelatinous and translucent, while lentil based halwa Moong Dal Halwa is drier and more crumbly.Halwa prepared with various other ingredients, including nuts ,milk ,ghee and vegetables such as Carrots Gajar Halwa.
I am sharing a fruit based halwa Apple Halwa.it’s a really delicious using an apple,ghee ,sugar,Cardamom powder ,Saffron & nuts.
Apple 3 medium size
Sugar 1/2 cup or to taste
Pinch of Cardamom powder
Saffron Strands few soaked (optional)
Pistachios(chopped) 1 tbsp
Ghee 1 tbsp
Wash ,peel & chopped apples.heat a non-stick pan adding ghee then add chopped apples cook it on medium flame until the water content in the pulp is evaporated and using back of spatula mashed apples now pulp will become slightly thick.now add sugar to the pulp and mix well. While stirring the pulp continuously add saffron & cook until halwa leaves the sides of pan.add cardamom powder.Turn off heat & serve in a bowl .Garnish with Chopped Pistachios.
Tips :Instead of Cardamom powder ,one can add Cinnamon powder or add any nuts as per individual choice.One can serve warm or @ room temp.Depend on Individual preference.
It is a rich, creamy and pudding-like dessert. Made with split yellow moong dal, this is a popular and delicious dessert for halwa
Moong dal 1 cup
Condensed Milk 1 tin
Milk 3 cup
Few saffron strands (soaked in milk)
Ghee /unsalted butter 1 cup
Assorted nuts 1/4 cup
Green cardamom powder 1/4 tsp
Wash & soak moong dal then Grind coarsely.
Heat a pan add ghee/butter ..add moong dal paste.Cook on slow flame till mixture golden color & raw aroma goes off.
Add milk & saffron cook till it dries.
Add condensed milk cook continuously till u get desired consistency.
Add cardamom powder.Turn off heat.
Garnish with nuts.
Serve & enjoy !!