Saturday 24 March 2018

Kobbari Rava Kesari/Rava Coconut Kesari/Coconut Kesari Bhath

Kesari, this Indian semolina pudding have their own place in most of the celebration, festival or else for special occasions. Obviously if i pick an interesting theme like Festival of the month for this week's theme for blogging marathon how can i skip making kesari. I want to showcase Ugadi festival as the festival of this month. Ugadi is New year day of Hindus of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states of India.And this year Ugadi was celebrated on 18th March, though its late to post i couldnt stop myself to post Ugadi special dishes. For the first day of this week's blogging marathon, i couldnt stop myself to post this fantastic Coconut loaded rava kesari for this special occasion.

Coconut rava kesari, Coconut semolina pudding

The addition of coconut will definitely brings an exotic twist to this usual delightful kesari. A prefect sweet to prepare and enjoy on a special day or for a festival. Seriously freshly grated coconut when dry roasted and added to the cooking semolina brings a subtle flavor to this simple sweet. While googling for a Ugadi special dish, i got hooked to this Kobbari Rava kesari from Hari Chandana's Space, seriously i was so tempted to give a try to this interesting combination. I prepared this kesari on Ugadi and we enjoyed this sweet thoroughly. Thank you Hari Chandana for sharing this delicious sweet.

Semolina coconut kesari, Kobbari Ravva kesari

1cup Rava/Sooji/Semolina
3/4cup Grated fresh coconut
1/2cup Sugar
1/4cup Ghee
Few cashew nuts
1/4tsp Cardamom powder
3cups Water
Pinch Food colour

Heat a teaspoon of ghee in a pan, fry the cashew nuts until they turns brown.

Now add the rava to the same pan and roast them well until a nice aroma comes from.

To the same pan, add the fresh grated coconut and fry for a while.

In an another heavy bottomed pan, bring boil the water with food colour, once the water starts boiling, add the semolina, roasted coconut to the water.

Stir and cook in medium flame until the semolina gets well cooked.

Kobbari Rava Kesari

Add the sugar, cardamom powder, remaining ghee and mix everything well.

Add the fried cashews or any nuts of your choice.

Serve warm.



MySpicyKitchen said...

Great dish for festival theme. CCan neve go wrong with this for any occasion.

vaishali sabnani said...

Beautiful halwa ! The halwa has such a beautiful colour , so well presented , with those nutty garnishes .

Ritu Tangri said...

Awesome Priya! The halwa looks so indulgent with that beautiful color and pistachio on the top.

Rujuta said...

Rava Coconut Kesari looks great and combination of rava and coconut is definitely a winner
Best Wishes

Suma Gandlur said...

Addition of coconut definitely adds extra flavor to the yummy kesari.

Rafeeda AR said...

Definitely anything with coconut is a hit especially with me... love this kesari with coconut, sounds utterly delicious!

Sharmila kingsly said...

I am definitely trying this out . Kesari and coconut . Yum yumm..

Pavani said...

Adding coconut to rava kesari sounds so delicious Priya. I love the texture of coconut in this dish. Great to make for festivals.

cookwithrenu said...

This looks so yum and so easy. The color it has imparted to the halwa is just wow.

Srivalli said...

The halwa looks so sinful and what a lovely combination of ingredients!

Harini R said...

Coconut in Rava kesari is an excellent idea. I shall try it next time.

Gayathri Kumar said...

The addition of coconut is so interesting. It is such a flavourful kesari..

cookingwithsapana said...

I have never added coconut in rava kesari. This looks so tempting Priya.

sushma said...

Wow rava kesari with coconut sounds interesting. Must try dish

Jyoti Babel said...

Addition of coconut must make it quite flavourful. Rava kesari is a great sweet dish for any festive occasion

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

priya, you are way too tempting me with your treats!! i so want this kesari now!!!!