Sooji Halwa Recipe: How To Make Rava Kesari

By: Sowmya Subramanian

Sooji halwa is an authentic sweet that is prepared for all auspicious festivals, ceremonies and family functions. Rava kesari is the South Indian counterpart of the sooji halwa; the only difference being the colour. Generally, food colouring is added in the kesari to give it a saffron colour.

Rava sheera is also offered to God as prasad and is also made for family gatherings and functions. The aroma of the sooji roasted in ghee and the addition of cardamom powder makes this sweet a perfect one to satisfy the sudden sweet cravings.

Kesari bhath is a quick and simple recipe to make at home, though it is important to get the texture perfect without any lumps. So, carefully read the step-by-step procedure along with the images to prepare the sooji halwa. If you'd want to watch a video recipe as well, scroll on.

SOOJI HALWA RECIPE VIDEO

sooji halwa recipe
SOOJI HALWA RECIPE | HOW TO MAKE RAVA SHEERA | SUJI KA HALWA RECIPE | KESARI BHATH RECIPE | RAVA KESARI RECIPE
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Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
20 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins

Recipe By: Meena Bhandari

Recipe Type: Sweets

Serves: 2

Ingredients
  • Sooji (semolina) - 1 cup

    Ghee - 1 cup

    Sugar - 3/4th cup

    Hot water - 1 and 1/2 cups

    Cardamom powder - 1 tsp

    Chopped almonds - for garnishing

    Chopped cashew nuts - for garnishing

    Saffron strands - 4-8 for garnishing

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How to Prepare
  • 1. Add ghee to a heated pan.

    2. Once the ghee melts, add the sooji and roast until it starts to change its colour to golden brown and the raw smell goes away.

    3. Add hot water on the roasted sooji.

    4. Further, add the sugar as well and stir it continuously to avoid the formation of lumps.

    5. The sugar has to dissolve and the mixture will start to thicken.

    6. Then, add cardamom powder and mix well.

    7. The mixture will start leaving the sides and bind together.

    8. Remove the pan off the stove and transfer the sooji halwa in a bowl.

    9. Garnish with chopped almonds, cashew nuts and saffron strands.

Instructions
  • 1. Roast the sooji till the raw smell goes away.
  • 2. The hot water is added so that the halwa does not become mushy and lumpy.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1 cup
  • Calories - 447 cal
  • Fat - 28 g
  • Protein - 4 g
  • Carbohydrates - 48 g
  • Sugar - 27 g
  • Fibre - 1 g
  • Iron - 7%

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE SOOJI HALWA

1. Add ghee to a heated pan.

sooji halwa recipe

2. Once the ghee melts, add the sooji and roast until it starts to change its colour to golden brown and the raw smell goes away.

sooji halwa recipe
sooji halwa recipe

3. Add hot water on the roasted sooji.

sooji halwa recipe

4. Further, add the sugar as well and stir it continuously to avoid the formation of lumps.

sooji halwa recipe
sooji halwa recipe

5. The sugar has to dissolve and the mixture will start to thicken.

sooji halwa recipe

6. Then, add cardamom powder and mix well.

sooji halwa recipe

7. The mixture will start leaving the sides and bind together.

sooji halwa recipe

8. Remove the pan off the stove and transfer the sooji halwa in a bowl.

sooji halwa recipe

9. Garnish with chopped almonds, cashew nuts and saffron strands.

sooji halwa recipe
sooji halwa recipe
sooji halwa recipe
sooji halwa recipe
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