- 1/2 cup clarified butter (ghee)
- 1 1/2 cups semolina (rava/sooji)
- 12-15 whole cashews
- 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and finely chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped peaches
- 3 cups water
- 1 pinch yellow food color
- 1-1 1/2 cups sugar, per your taste
- 1-1 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
- 10 Raisins
- Almonds, for garnishing
Rava kesari, a sweet semolina dessert, originates from Tamil Nadu. This kesari is simple and quick to prepare and has the added treat of pineapple and peaches. Kesari means saffron, which is typically used to color the dish, however, you can use yellow food color.
- Pineapples are rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants, which protects the body from free radical damage, and also it boosts immunity. It relievessore throat and bronchitis and it is also a rich source of fiber, calcium and potassium.
- Peaches are rich in Vitamin A and help in preventing cancer in glands and other organs. Consuming peaches on regular basis can keep your bowel movement routine.
How to make Peach Kesari
In north India, rava kesari is prepared during the Vasant Panchami as yellow color signifies the color of spring. It can be consumed as the dessert after having dinner or even preferred as the breakfast if you like sweet breakfast.