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Feb 26, 2008

Semolina-Vermicelli Kesari



I prepared this Kesari for my husband’s birthday. This is my first attempt of Kesari (That's true, I never made Kesari before!) and I was afraid how it will turn out as I added some imagination to the original Kesari recipe and prepared it. That too I made this experiment on my hubby’s b’day! But thank god, it came out so perfect that he wanted more. I want to share my very first Kesari attempt with you all! Hope you like it too!

I used:

  • 1 ½ cup Semolina (Upma Rava)
  • 1 ½ cup Vermicelli (Semiya)
  • ½ tsp Red Food Color
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • Some Cashew Nuts, Raisins and Cardamom Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 6 cups Water
Preparation:

In a bowl boil the water. In a separate pan add the ghee cashews and cardamom seeds and fry well. Then add the semolina and vermicelli and fry till the mixture turns golden brown.

Later add the sugar and the food color and mix well so that the color spreads evenly. Finally add the boiled water along with the milk and raisins and mix well so that no lumps were formed.

Put the lid on and leave it for sometime on a low flame. When all the water is absorbed, switch off the stove and leave it for 2 minutes.

Then transfer thus prepared Kesari into a greased plate and spread evenly.



Cut the Kesari into desired shapes or just simple diamonds while it is still hot. Garnish with some raisins and cashews and serve. This can be eaten hot or cold. This is one yummy dessert.

23 comments:

Cham said... [Reply]

Ur first attempt, kesari is usualy all south-indian handy sweet :) Simply colorful and full of Love :)

jayasree said... [Reply]

Can't believe its ur first attempt. It has come out very well.Colorful too.

Jayashree said... [Reply]

you've cut it into such nice looking pieces....i never cut mine...we just dig in to the bowl with spoons.

Dhivya said... [Reply]

decoration looks awesome uma,,,creative idea...cant beleive this is ur first kesari..hope ur hubby enjoyed lot

Lavanya Raj said... [Reply]

Uma..its a nice idea of combining vermicelli and rava..this is tempting.and also the decor is nice.

sra said... [Reply]

Uma, are you sure that's not watermelon? :) I've seen semiya and rava upma, never kesari.

Happy cook said... [Reply]

Wow looks delicious. I love the colour

Asha said... [Reply]

Looks so beautiful, like a big pretty flower! good job.

Kalai said... [Reply]

This was your first attempt??!! Wow, Uma! Looks just beautiful! Have never used vermicelli in kesari before. Nice idea. Hope your husband enjoyed this a lot! :)

Mythreyee said... [Reply]

Looks delicious and colorful. Great recipe with the duo.

Annu said... [Reply]

Wow!fall snaps are really fantastic

I am Anu from Vishvanu.blogspot.com

Sagari said... [Reply]

adding samiya to kesari yummm u r creative uma ,beautiful color too

Laavanya said... [Reply]

I've had kesari with just semiya/rava never two together.. nice idea and good presentation too Uma.

Meera said... [Reply]

Never made sevya & rawa together kesari or shira as we call it. Looks so colorful & yummy!

Nithu said... [Reply]

wow!! Yummy sweet. I have never tried semolina and vermicelli together. Looks great!!

Sig said... [Reply]

Looks great Uma! Loved the way you have cut it and plated the pieces...

Homecooked said... [Reply]

Wow..this looks delicious.The diamond shapes and the beautiful colour makes it look all the more appealing!

Daily Meals said... [Reply]

Adding vermicelli to rava kesari sounds new to me. Looks yummy and colourful...

Annu said... [Reply]

The halwa looks like cake,yummy yummy.Nice colour.

Thanks for your comments uma in my blog.

Divya Vikram said... [Reply]

Good try Uma.Looks very colourful and delicious..

Rosie said... [Reply]

Oh wow uma look at that wonderful colour and this looks delicious!

Rosie x

Rina said... [Reply]

Beautiful presentation...

Roopa said... [Reply]

That looks gorgeous uma:)

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