To start my recipes, I would love to introduce you to a simple and truly South Indian sweet, Kesaribath. The preparation is easy and takes just a few minutes to prepare. The required ingredients and procedure goes like this..
1 Cup Bombay Rava/Sooji
1 Cup Sugar
1 Ripe Banana (optional)
1 Cup Milk
½ tsp Elachi/Cardamom powder
½ Cup Dry Fruits (Cashews, Almonds, Raisins etc)
5 tsp Ghee
2-3 pinches of Food Color (preferably saffron)
- Firstly pour ghee in a pan. Keep it on flame, fry dry fruits, remove them and keep aside.
- To the same pan, add Bombay rava and keep stirring for 4-5 mins on medium flame. Now keep it aside.
- Now take 2 ½ Cups water in a cooking vessel and keep it on flame. To this add milk (boiled & cooled) and bring it to boil. When the water starts boiling, lower the flame and add food color and rava while you continue stirring with the other hand.
- Keep stirring for a while after adding rava. Now add Elachi powder, sugar and mix well. Cover and keep for 3-4 mins.
- Now add dry fruits & banana (cut into small pieces). Mix thoroughly and keep for a minute. The hot kesaribath is ready to be served.
Note: Pine apple can be added instead of banana, for a different flavor. For this, the pine apple has to be fried in ghee after you fry dry fruits and rest of the procedure remains the same.