Fruit Kesari

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Kesari is a classical Indian Dessert with a perfect balance & blend of rawai/semolina,sugar and ghee. Although simple ingredients are involved, great care has to be taken to make it the right way and to get the authentic taste. Amma always cautioned that a  simple dessert like this one may get  complicated if due care is not taken. 
Today`s preparation is a little variation with the addition of fruits. Fresh fruits are diced and sautéed in ghee/clarified butter and cooked along with lightly roasted rawai and sugar topped with ghee and flavored with cardamom.

Ingredients:
  1. 1/2 cup grapes cut lengthwise( I used the green seedless variety).
  2. 1/2 cup sliced bananas
  3. 1cup small bite sized cut pineapple
  4.  1 cup rawai/semolina/sujji
  5. 1 cup sugar
  6. 3 cups water 
  7. 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder 
  8. 1/2 cup ghee
  9. few strands of saffron 
  10. yellow food color (optional) 
  11. few cashews  
Procedure:
  1. In a pan heat a tablespoon of ghee and slowly roast the rawai on medium heat for about 4 to 5 minutes. Set aside.
  2. In the same pan heat another tablespoon of ghee and roast the cashews to a light brown color and set aside.
  3. Heat another tablespoon of ghee and  tsautéhe fruits until they become soft and mushy. Now add the water and sugar. Bring it to a boil and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  4. Slowly add the roasted rawai and stir until it becomes a nice halwa consistency OR a non-sticky paste. 
  5. Add the food color 3 tablespoons ghee and stir. Now add roasted cashews and cardamom powder. Also add the saffron soaked in warm milk and pour the rest of the ghee on top and stir once. 
  6.  Add the saffron soaked in warm milk and pour the rest of the ghee on top and stir once. Serve warm.  

31 comments:

  1. wow..such a rich and fruity dessert..great for naivedyam. love the presentation

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  2. lovely recipe.. looks outright delicious..

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  3. I love this recipe! Sounds great, I have bookmarked!

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  4. Delectable rava kesri...yummy and irresistible..wish i can grab that bowl...very colourful pic..

    njoy it..do visit if you can

    Joy Of Cooking

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  5. Such a vibrant colour. Sweety delicous.

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  6. making me very very crave this:-)

    Beautiful Buddha.. I have a big fascination for Buddha murtis.. is it jade?

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  7. Thats a very gorgeous and delectable dessert!

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  8. Such a lovely looking dessert. Adding fruit is a great idea.

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  9. Fruit Kesari looks fantastic!!

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  10. Yes Soma, it is a Jade Buddha.

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  11. love pineapple keasari...delicious..

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  12. Awesome click..never had kesari with grapes..kool..n yum..

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  13. Looks absolutely delicious and I love the idea of the fruits.

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  14. A wonderful blend of all the fruits with rava and very healthy too.

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  15. Looks colorful and delicious...

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  16. Fruit Kesari looks tempting and a beautiful click:)

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  17. Wow kesari looks fantabulous and beautiful Jade Buddha..

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  18. Reminds wedding kesari- Looks splendid the statue!

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  19. love this dessert..no other indian sweets can beat the goodness of kesari..

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  20. Have tried kesari with just pineapples, not with so many fruits. Looks so tempting and very delicious.

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  21. Wow thats totally tempting... picture perfect. I am drooling here...

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  22. That looks stunning! Totally droolworthy. Love your Jade Buddha!

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  23. Wow,I love fruit kesari and your click is just mind blowing! Beautiful presentation!

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  24. Adding fresh fruits is a new twist to traditional kesari..the photo looks great :-) Love the sweet..

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  25. Looks absolutely divine..and love the idea of adding fruits.

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  26. Wow,that looks yummy & healthy

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