Kesari Bath Recipe

Kesari Bath Recipe
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The South Indian counterpart to Sooji ka Halwa, Kesari Bath is a simple yet delicious sweet dish that is the star of the show during festive celebrations like Ganesh Chaturthi. The difference between Sooji ka Halwa and Kesari Bath lies only in the color (orange) which explains the name.
Kesari Bath Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 8.8 / 10 (16 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 1 Cup rava
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 5 Piece pistas, slivered
  • 5 Piece almonds, slivered
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 10 Raisins
  • 2 Pinches saffron, soaked in 1 tbsp warm milk
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • Few drops yellow colour
  • 2-1/2 Cups water
How to make Kesari Bath:
  • Take a large heavy pan and heat ghee in it.
  • Add rava and roast over low heat for about 7 to 8 minutes until aroma exudes, keep stirring.
  • Meanwhile, put water on medium-high heat, add sugar and bring it to a boil.
  • Add this water to the rava, little at a time, mix well.
  • Combine more boiling water with it if grain is hard.
  • Add the remaining ingredients except colour, save a little amount of almonds and pistas for garnishing.
  • Cover and simmer until ghee separates.
  • Combine colour with it, mix well.
  • Garnish Kesari Bhath with almonds and pistas.

Reviews and Ratings:
jemy posted 23/02/2011
yummyyyyyyyyyyy itz my favourite nd am gonna try it.thnku for the recipe
sheila solomon posted 28/08/2008
Excelent! Reminds me of my mother's kesari bath