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Easy Rava Kesari Recipe without Kesari powder or Food Colors

Kesari is one of those tasty desserts that can be made in a jiffy. Whenever anyone in our family (usually me ;)) has a sweet craving, I quickly make this and enjoy its simple deliciousness.

This Rava Kesari recipe has only 4 main ingredients and can be made in just 15 minutes.

Rava Kesari

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As I do not use food colors in my recipes, I use a pinch of turmeric powder for color in this Kesari. The taste does not change and keeps this recipe safe from artificial ingredients.

Rava Kesari Recipe


  1. Semolina – 3/4 cup (Bombay Rava, Upma rava, Sooji)
  2. Sugar – 1 cup (3/4 cup if you prefer less sweetness)
  3. Powdered Cardamom – 2 (Elachi/Elakulu/Elaka)
  4. Ghee – 3 tbsp (Neyyi)
  5. Cashew Nuts – handful (Kaju/jeedi pappu/mundiri paruppu)
  6. Raisins – handful (Kismis/karuppu draksha)
  7. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp (Pasupu podi/Manja thool)
  8. Water – 2.5 cups (2 cups if you are adding milk)
  9. Milk – 1/2 cup (optional)


Also read: Sugar-free Badam Halwa Recipe

Rava Kesari

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