Kesari recipe is a popular and delicious South Indian sweet made from rava (cream of wheat), sugar, ghee, saffron and dry fruits. This melt in the mouth orange-colored sweet is also known as Rava Kesari.

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Rave Kesari is made during festivals as well as during poojas or auspicious occasions or any celebrations in South India.

Rava kesari has an orange color. Generally synthetic orange food color is added while making kesari. Since I don’t use any synthetic colors in food, I have used saffron and a natural orange color extract to give orange color. But note that the addition of only saffron will give yellow tones and not orange.

Apart from that saffron gives a nice flavor and aroma to it. If you want orange tones, then add orange food color. I suggest using a natural orange color or natural yellow color extract.

Rava kesari’s North Indian counterpart is Suji ka Halwa which is also equally popular and tastes good. In Maharashtra and Gujarat this same dish is called as sheera. However, there are some variations in the preparations of sooji halwa, sheera and rava kesari.

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