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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Microwave Rava Kesari


Microwave Rava Kesari

On Saturday afternoon my son suddenly wanted me to make Rava Kesari for him. I was just cooking my lunch then so couldnt spare my stove for this. So thought will try in the microwave this time.
Making this in Microwave oven makes it more diet friendly as it can be made yummy and non-sticky with lesser ghee. It came out well and my Hubby & son were happy!!!

Here goes my receipe...

Ingredients ::


Rava - 1 Cup
Sugar - 1/2 Cup
Cashews- 12 – 15 pieces
Ghee - 3 - 4 spoons
Kesar powder – a pinch
Elachi Powder - little

Method :

Fry Rava in flame for 3 – 4 minutes (This may be avoided if you want to do it in Microwave completely)

Step 1 - In a microwave safe bowl add 1 spoon ghee and add cashews. Keep in high for 2 minutes. Remove just the cashews and keep aside.

Step 2 – In the same bowl (with Ghee) add the rosted rava and mix well. Now keep in microwave high for 4 minutes. Stir once at 2 minutes.

Step 3 – Now add the Sugar and mix well. It will turn little watery due to the nature of sugar when mixing with the hot rava. Add 1 spoon ghee, a pinch of Kesar powder and mix well and microwave at high for another 4 minutes. Stir once at 2 minutes.

Step 4 – Add the remaining ghee, elachi powder and microwave for another 2 minutes. Add the cashews on top and serve hot.

Tips : Kesar powder is not good for health since it is just an artificial colouring agent. Instead you can make the kesari in white without the colour and add bananas in step 3. This will give a different taste and also make it healthy.

6 comments:

Ramya said...

Amazing recipe, I love kesari and this seems to be a comparitively healthier option :)

R A said...

Thanks Rams...definitely a lot healthier :)

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Mehala said...

Water not added?

Mehala said...

No need to add water?

R A said...

Hi Mehala, The watery sugar syrup is good enough. No need to add water. If you are not too sure and if you want the kesari loose then you may add some boiling water along with the sugar syrup, optional though.Thank you.