2 tbsp + ¼ cup ghee / clarified butter
10 cashews / kaju, halves
1 tbsp raisins / kishmish / dry grapes
½ cup bombay rava / sooji / semolina, fine
1 cup water
¾ cup sugar, add ½-1 cup depending on your choice
2 tbsp saffron water / kesari
¼ tsp cardamom power / elachi powder
1.Firstly, heat 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter and roast 10 cashews, 1 tbsp raisins on low flame.Once the cashews turn golden brown, keep aside.Now in the same ghee roast ½ cup bombay rava. use fine / coarse variety rava.Roast on low flame for 5 minutes or till it turns aromatic. Keep aside.
2.In a large kadai boil 1 cup water.Keeping the flame on low, add in ½ cup roasted bombay rava.Stir continuously till the rava absorbs water and no lumps are formed.Further add ¾ cup sugar (add ½-1 cup depending on sweetness you prefer).
3.Keeping the flame on low, stir well till the sugar dissolves.Furthermore add 2 tbsp saffron water or kesari food colour. (soak few treads of saffron in 2 tbsp of warm water for 15 minutes).Also and ¼ cup ghee and stir continuously.
4.Make sure the mixture is combined well and no lumps are present.Cover and simmer for 2 minutes or till rava gets cooked well completely.Additionally add roasted cashews, raisins and ¼ tsp cardamom power.Mix well till the rava kesari separates from pan.Finally, serve rava kesari / kesari bath as a dessert.