Very simple to cook too tasty sweet dish from South India with Semolina (rava) as main ingredient. Kesari sweet is very easy to make simple dessert as a fast food.

INGREDIENTS:                                   KESARI SWEET

  • Rava(semolina) -1 cup
  • Sugar-1 1/4 cups
  • Cashew nuts and raisins -3 tbsp (fried in ghee)
  • Water-2cups
  • Pineapple or any essence-1/4 tsp
  • Orange edible food color- a pinch
  • salt a pinch
  • Ghee- 1/2 cup
  • Cardamon- 4 to 5(well crushed)


  1. Pour few tsp of ghee in a hard bottom vessel,roast rava till it turns light brown,keep aside.
  2. Again add the remaining ghee,heat a little,add cardamon,cashews,raisins fry till nice golden brown.
  3. Add water,salt food color,when it starts boiling add the rava(semolina),and stir well without any lumps.cook on low flame for a minute.
  4. Now add the sugar slowly, just the way you added the rava, so it blends in well.
  5. Keep stirring, feel the consistency loosening by itself (the sugar gives out water).
  6. Now add 1/4 tsp cardamon powder,essence keep stirring once again till the kesari thickens.
  7. Pour the ghee generously,and stir well.Don’t let it stick to the bottom.
  8. The ghee starts oozing out on the sides.That’s the perfect time to turn off the can also add bits of any fruit of your choice.TRANSFER THE KESARI TO A GHEE COATED PLATE,PRESS EVENLY,AND SET TO COOL.
  9. When it s cool cut into any shapes you like.Or serve as such.
  10. This recipe seems to be easy,but it requires lot of practice and patience to bring in the right consistency.The measurement is the main in this recipe.If all gets right you get the most simple and relishing sweet for a sumptuous meal. KESARI
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This South Indian easy simple dish is easily put together when you are in a hurry. You can also make it with leftover rice. Lemon Rice is one of the many rice dishes which forms an integral part of  South Indian Cuisine.

It gives a flavorful, tangy twist to plain white rice.there are many varieties of rice from the South like  Coconut Rice, Yogurt/Curd Rice, Sesame Rice, Tomato Rice, Tamarind Rice…only to name a few!

Try this quick, easy recipe that is so visually appealing.and simple to make with the remaining stuff in your kitchen..


  • Rice -2 cups
  • Lemon juice -3 medium sized lemons
  • Ginger -1 small piece
  • Bengal gram- 1 tsp
  • Urad dal -1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds -1 tsp
  • Curry leaves -1 spring
  • Coriander leaves- a few
  • Green chillies- 2 -3
  • Oil for seasoning
  • Salt to taste
  • Fenugreek seeds,Asafoetida-1/2 tsp each
  • Dry chilly-3


  1. Grind fenugreek seeds, asafoetida, turmeric,and dry chilly to a course powder and keep aside.
  2. Take juice of lemon,cook the rice ,and cool aside (the rice should be cooked so that it never sticks together,add a teaspoon of oil while cooking).
  3. Season mustard seeds, urad dal, ginger, Bengal gram and curry leaves in oil.Saute a little followed by the grind-ed powder,green chilly,and salt to taste.
  4. Add this to rice and sprinkle juice of lemon,mix well.
  5. Sprinkle with coriander leaves and serve this mouthwatering lemon rice with any spicy side dish.
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