Suji Halwa / Rava Kesari /Kesari Bhath


This Indian dessert is popular through out the country. This is very simple recipe and goes well with all occasions. This is made with Suji also called as Semolina, Bombay Rava. This is originated in Karnataka and called as Kesari Bhath. The word Kesari refers to the color saffron. But some also make this dessert without  adding saffron color. Some add Orange color.Its totally up to you. It is widely popular as Suji/Sooji halwa in North part of India, Rava kesari  in South Part of India. To get a fancy look you can try making different colored halwa batches and pile it up one on the other to get "Rainbow Effect".  The interesting part is you can make different variations using pineapple, strawberries and coconut.  You can make this dessert under 20 minutes. So lets make some quick dessert "Suji Halwa"

To Make This Recipe You Will Need :


Suji / Semolina / Bombay Rava
1  Cup
Sugar
1 Cup
Ghee/ Clarified Butter
½ Cup
Water
2 ½ Cups
Salt
Pinch ( No Picture )
Saffron Colour
Pinch  (No Picture)
Nuts of your choice (Roasted and Chopped)
As  required




Saffron Food Color & Salt.


Method : 

Begin by adding the Ghee/ Clarified Butter to a minimal  pre-heated pot. After melting the ghee add the Suji/Semolina/Bombay Rava to the ghee and roast it until flavor comes out. (approx about 8 to 10 minutes on medium flame) . 

               After Roasting the Suji add the sugar, Stir everything well and add water, Saffron Color and Salt. ( I have mentioned to add salt while adding saffron color and water but I missed adding at this stage and added the salt later i.e, After slightly thickening up)







After getting the Halwa consistency add the roasted chopped nuts which I don't have a picture of it  because of Power Cut. 
 You can also serve Suji Halwa warm with Puri's for Break fast. 


Enjoy! 

** The whole process of making the suji halwa and the final product pictures vary due to lighting problem.

** To make Suji Halwa in traditional way, add saffron strands to get the saffron color.

** You can substitute water with milk for richer version. 

** You can add more sugar according to your taste buds.