milk kesari recipe, how to make milk kesari recipe

milk kesari recipe, milk kesari

milk kesari recipe with step by step photos – easy to prepare kesari or what we call sooji halwa with milk.

during poojas and on festive ocassions, i always end up making kesari or sooji halwa as its very easy to make and takes less time than other indian sweets. also one cannot go much wrong while making a kesari or halwa. the chances of having disasters or failures are more when one prepares complicated indian sweets for the first time. a first timer can easily make kesari or halwa as the method is simple and not difficult.

as the name suggests, this version of rava kesari is made with milk and not water. so it is more rich. the recipe serves 5 to 6 servings. you can easily halve the ingredients proportionally for a serving of 2 to 3. the leftovers also stay well in the fridge for a couple of days. just warm the kesari in microwave before serving.

more kesari recipes posted on the blog are rava kesari and pineapple kesari recipe.

lets start step by step milk kesari recipe:

1. take 3 cups milk in a thick bottomed pan.



milk for milk kesari recipe


2. then add 1 cup sugar. you can also add sugar as per your taste.



sugar for milk kesari recipe


3. stir and add 12 to 15 saffron strands and 1 to 2 drops of orange or yellow color extract. here i used natural orange color extract. if you don’t have any natural color then skip it.



saffron for milk kesari recipe


4. keep the milk on stove top and allow it come to a boil on a low to medium flame. stir first so that the sugar dissolves. then later stir at intervals when the milk is simmering, so that the milk does not get scorched from the bottom.



boiling milk for milk kesari recipe


5. when the milk is getting heated up, in another pan heat 8 tbsp ghee.



ghee for milk kesari recipe


6. lower the flame and first add 15 to 20 cashews.



cashews for milk kesari recipe


7. then add 1 cup fine rava/sooji/cream of wheat (about 240 grams).



rava for milk kesari recipe


8. stir very well.



stir milk kesari recipe


9. then add ½ tsp cardamom powder or crushed cardamom.



cardamom for milk kesari recipe


10. on a low flame, roast the rava often till you you see some crispness in them and they getting nicely fragrant. about 6 to 7 minutes on a low to medium flame. a tip is when the cashews get light golden or golden and you see ghee releasing from the sides, then the rava is done. keep on stirring often, so the rava does not get browned and is roasted evenly.



roasting rava for milk kesari recipe


11. then add 2 tbsp raisins. stir.



raisins for milk kesari recipe


12. by now the milk would also have started boiling.



milk for milk kesari recipe


13. pour the hot boiling milk to the roasted rava. be careful while adding the hot milk as the mixture splutters too.



stir milk kesari recipe


14. once you pour all the milk, then stir quickly and continuously so that no lumps are formed.



making milk kesari recipe


15. you will see the rava will absorb the milk and the whole mixture will thicken.



making milk kesari recipe


16. just level everything with a spoon or spatula and allow to simmer for 4 to 5 minutes on a low flame. you can also cover and cook.



making milk kesari recipe


17. here the milk kesari is done and is ready to be served. you should not see any creamish specks in the rava. this means that the rava is not cooked well.



making milk kesari recipe


18. serve milk kesari hot or warm.




milk kesari recipe, milk kesari


if you are looking for more sweets recipes then do check sooji halwa, moong dal halwa, rava ladoo, rava kheer, coconut ladoo, rasgulla, kaju katli and mango falooda recipe.

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