Kesari is a sweet dish made of rava. It can be made plain or with any of the fruits like banana, mango or pineapple.
I had a lot of mango pulp and decided to make mango kesari. 

Prep. time: 15-20 mins
Makes 3-4 cups.


Rava (sooji): 2 cups
Mango pulp: 1 cup
Sugar: 1 1/2 to (2 cups if you have a sweet tooth)
Ghee: 3/4 cup
Milk: 3 cups
Water: 1/2 cup
Mango essence: a few drops (optional)
Cardamom: 2 nos. (optional)
Cashews and Raisins for garnishing (optional)


Heat a heavy bottomed pan and add two spoons of ghee.
Roast the cashews and raisins and keep aside.
In the same pan, add the rest of the ghee. When melted, add the rava and roast till light golden brown.
Add the milk and water and mix well without lumps. (Some recipes suggest boiling the water/milk first and adding the rava to it. I prefer this way since it doesnt give any scope for lumps.)
Cover with a lid on a low-medium flame till the rava is cooked.
Next add the sugar and mix well. Add the mango pulp, essence and cardamom and mix well.
All the ingredients will combine well and you will see the ghee seperate a bit at the sides. 
Your mango kesari is ready. 
Garnish with cashews and raisins and serve hot.

Ciao till next time...Have fun! Vidya.


Ashvini said...

hey Vid, hats off to your interest...lots to learn from you

Vidya said...

Thanks ash!