Ravva kesari/Semolina Pudding
Ingredients1 cup Sooji or Upma ravva
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 cups water
2 tbsp butter or ghee
couple of pinches of cardamom powder
couple of pinches of saffron(Optional)
Raisins and cashews for garnish
MethodHeat 1 tbsp butter in a pan. Add in the cashews and raisins and fry for a minute till raisins bulge and cashews turn light golden brown in color. Take raisins and cashews out of the pan and set aside.
Now add in the sooji to the pan and fry for 4 to 5 minutes till the raw smell is gone. Keep stirring. Take the sooji into a plate and set aside. Let it cool.Turn off the heat.
In a pan add water, cardamom powder and saffron strands. Turn on the heat and bring the water to a boil. Meanwhile check if the sooji is Luke warm. Add sugar to the sooji and mix well.
Once the water comes to a boil, slowly add the sooji-sugar mixture to water with one hand and keep stirring with the other hand. Keep stirring and let the mixture cook. Once the mixture comes together and becomes thick, add in 1 tbsp ghee or butter, turn off the heat and transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with cashews and raisins.