CRACKED WHEAT RAVA KESARI – HAPPY TAMIL NEW YEAR





Dear friends, wishing you all a Very Happy New year! It is a beautiful day for us. The morning was spent calling our families. I found out that my mother-in-law, co-sister, and I had prepared the same menu for New Year – this was a sweet surprise. We prepared Rava kesari, venpongal, vadai, sambar and coconut chutney although mine was a little bit trimmed down as hubby dear wanted to maintain his diet even today. I had made a sugar-free kesari with cracked wheat and also cracked wheat pongal. I have posted the recipe for the kesari here. I guess everybody must know this since it is such a common sweet. This is a totally diabetic-friendly dessert, a little bit healthier than the regular one, I hope you all like this idea :)


INGREDIENTS:

1. Cracked wheat, small variety, 1 cup.

2. Water, 3 cups.

3. Sugar or any artificial sweetener, 2/3 cup or more depending upon sweetness.

4. Cashews and raisins, 2 tablespoons.

5. Ghee or any low-fat unsalted butter, 2 tablespoon.

6. Cardamom, 2 pods.

7. Salt, a pinch.

8. Red or orange food color, a pinch.


PREPARATION:

Dry roast the rava for 5 minutes and let it cool. Crush the cardamom pods finely and keep aside. Heat a pan and add the ghee. Add the cashews and raisins when the ghee starts melting and fry for a few seconds until the raisins plump up and the cashews turn golden brown. Add the water along with the food color, cardamom powder, salt, and sugar or sugar substitute. Let it come to a boil. Once the water starts boiling, add the cracked wheat slowly and keep mixing while adding the wheat. Keep stirring under low flame until the kesari thickens. Switch off the stove when the kesari has a slightly watery consistency, it will thicken further as it cools. Enjoy!

41 comments:

Nithya said...

Iniya tamil puthaandu nalvalthukkal :) The pics look so divine. Yummy kesari :)

Geetha Achal said...

மிகவும் அருமையான இனிப்பு...இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துகள்...

Yummy Team said...

Delicious kesari..Wish you a very happy Tamil new year!

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divya said...

Yummy kesari....Wishing you a very happy Vishu!!

Swapna Sree said...

yummy and delicious kesari...nice pix...happy new tamil year....

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

சூப்பர் கேசரி, நானும் இதேபோல் செய்வேன்...இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்!!

Panchpakwan said...

Happy Vishu..Very nice presentation..
Rava kesari looks deleicious..

Nisha said...

Happy New Year Gita.

Sushma Mallya said...

beautiful presentation,and happy tamil new year gita

Akal's Saappadu said...

nice kesari Gita, wise people think alike, so all three of you have done the same, hihihh

happy Tamil New Year to you and to all at home Gita!!!

sangeeta said...

i love this dish and we call it daliya halwa and it is a common gurudwara prasad which is obviously loaded with ghee ( without the orange color)....
i loved you tulip too ...is it with the bulb or just the stalk??
i do flower n plant arrangements in small pots n love the freshness they bring to the house...

SathyaSridhar said...

Gita, Happy Tamil New Year dear...again healthy recipe kesari in cracked wheat simply superb dear,,,loooks delicioussss

Pavithra Srihari said...

Happy new year Gita !!! Yummilicious kesari.Love it

Madhura Manoj said...

I love kesari.Looks tempting.Nice presentation.

AdukalaVishesham said...

wish you a happy tamil new year... nice kesari...

Priya said...

Iniya thamizh puthaandu nal vazhthukkal Gita..Kesari looks fabulous and love the addition of artificial sweetner..thanks for sharing..

Padma said...

Happy Tamil New Year Gita. Kesari looks yummy. Very nice presentation.
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Astra Libris said...

Happy New Year, Gita!! Such beautiful photos!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Happy New year to you too. Rava kesari and the Kesari presentation is splendid!

R said...

happy tamil new year to u gita! what a nice recipe and presentation. love the flower petals decor :)

Cham said...

Happy New Year, so u had a diet sweet! Love ur idea of cracked wheat!

Rumana Rawat said...

This looks very good... and gr8 click too:-)

Malar Gandhi said...

Happy Tamizh New Year:) Beautiful tulips, wonderful recipe:)

PALATABLE said...

Happy New Year Gita and kesari looks delicious, beautiful click too..

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Nandini said...

Happy new year!
Beautiful presentation and delicious kesari!

Valarmathi said...

Kesari looks delicious. Nice click. Happy Tamil New Year.

Tina said...

Nice clicks... Kesari looks colourful..

Babli said...

Wish you and yur family a very Happy New Year.
Kesari looks yummy, delicious and tempting.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Happy New year Gita. Wow! This makes a sweet start for the brand new year. Nice post.

San said...

Thanks gita for your comments.I appreciate you for mainly focusing on low carb recipes .I see you are from herndon,iam from va too but 3 hours from your place.

I tried to explore your blog n iam thoroughly impressed.Following you.

Rava Kesari is very delectable n hope you had an excellent tamil new year.

Sandhya Hariharan said...

happy new year gita...
thanks for sharing a lovely recipe!!

shahana said...

Nice presentation!
Happy new Year!

Gulmohar said...

Happy Tamil new year to you too..hope you enjoyed your day :-)
kesari with cracked wheat is new for me..it looks awesome, Gita :-)

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Sharmilee! :) said...

Rava Kesari with cracked wheat a healthy and tasty choice!

DEESHA said...

cracked wheat rava kesari .. oh thatz so healthy & sweet :)

Fathima said...

Great presentation... Rava kesari looks great!

Aparna S Mallya said...

Wish you a Happy Tamil New Year! kesari looks yummy!

SpicyTasty said...

Hi Gita,
very nice recipe..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

HiGita
Rava kesari looks great.
Hope you had a nice weekend :-)
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Pavithra said...

Sorry for the late wish.. the wheat rava kesari looks so yummy .. i love it too. The tulip looks so good thru ur lens...