Today my hubby birthday and Kesari is his all time favourite so decided make it for breakfast. Normally I don't add any color or essence. 

  • Rawa / Rava / Semolina- 1 Cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 Cup (If you like sweet u can add more sugar)
  • Low fat milk - 1 Cup
  • Water - 1 1/2 Cup
  • Ghee - 2-3 tablespoon
  • Almond chopped – 2 tablespoon
  • Optional: Raisins - few  ( I have it optional because my kids not big fan of it)
  • Cardamom powder – 1 teaspoon
  • In a kadai, put one teaspoon ghee and fry Almond and raisins(if u are adding) separately. 
  • In the same kadai put two tablespoon ghee and fry the rawa and keep it aside.
  • In a heavy bottomed vessel pour 1 cup of milk and 1 1/2 cup of water. Bring it to boil
  • When it starts boiling, slowly add the rawa and stir continuously till the rawa is thick and cooked soft. 
  • Now add sugar  and stir continuously. Make sure there is no lump. Add remaining ghee now. Kesari will leave the sides of the vessel. 
  • Now add cardamom powder, fried almond and raisins and mix well and remove from stove.
  • Pour it on greased with ghee plate
  • Cut it into required size square