Friday, January 25, 2013

Kesari Baath

Hello all..

Happy Republic Day!!

 Welcoming fellow bloggers and all lovely readers with my first recipe post of the year. A sweet post. I made Kesari Baath, DH's favorite sweet.  It had been a while since I had prepared anything good for DH. A sudden wave of sympathy for him and Lo and Behold..Came out this yummy Kesari Baath..A very simple recipe and easy quick steps. The final product, I promise, will be a yummy, mouth melting Kesari Baath.


Sooji/Semolina/Rava - 1 cup
Milk - 2 cups
Ghee/ Clarified Butter - 1and1/4th cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Cashews - 7-8
Golden Raisins - 7-8
Orange Food color - 1 drop


  • In a shallow fry pan, add 2 tbsp of ghee and roast the cashews and raisins, drain out the ghee from them and set it aside.
  • In the same pan and with the same ghee, add the sooji / rava and roast it till a nice aroma comes out of it and set it aside.
  • Heat milk in a sauce pan and allow it to boil. Once the milk boils, gradually add the sooji and keep stirring it well ensuring no lumps form and a creamy consistency is reached.
  • Also add the cup of ghee right after this step and blend all the ingredients well to make a smooth and a creamy  mixture.

  • Keep stirring the mixture gently for about 5-6 minutes to avoid burning of the mixture at the bottom of the pan.
  • Once the sooji is cooked, add the sugar, food color and the roasted cashews and raisins.

  • Mix all the ingredients well and serve hot.
  • Hot, yummy and delicious Kesari Baath is ready to melt in your mouth.

Serving Tip:

  • Before serving, warm the Kesari Baath (if cold) and add a tsp or two of ghee on top and garnish with silvered almonds.

  • You can add any food color of your choice.
  • You can adjust the level of sugar according to your sweetness level.
  • You can also choose to NOT add food color and make it a white sheera.
  • You can add small pineapple pieces or banana pieces to have a different variety of Kesari Baath (add it before adding the food color).
  • The quantity of Ghee can be altered but the taste may not be as good as the one with the required quantity of ghee specified here.
  • Best to serve it hot with an additional tsp of ghee.


Aruna Manikandan said...

looks yummy....

Chandrani said...

Very delicious kesari baath.

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Vimitha Anand said...

Feel like grabbing that bowl. Tempting dessert

divya said...

looks fabulous and super inviting.

Swathi Iyer said...

Kesari bath looks really yumm.