Monday, April 4, 2011

Apple Kesari

Level: Medium
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Serves: 4




Ingredients
Rawa/Sooji : 1/2 cup
Apple: 1 medium sized (make sure that the apples are not sour)
Sugar:1/2 cup
Ghee:2 tablespoons
Cardomom: 1/2 tsp
Milk: 1 cup
Water:1/2 cup


Procedure
Step1:
Heat 1 tsp of ghee in a heavy bottom pan and roast the rava until a nice aroma comes out.
Usually this step takes 3-4 min. The color of rava changes to light pink.
Keep the roasted rava aside


Step2:
Peel and chop the apples and blend it to coarse paste.


Step3:
Cook this apple in a low- medium flame for 7 minutes


Step4:
Now add 1 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of water and bring it to a boil


Step6:
Add the roasted rava slowly and stir it continously without forming any lumps


Step7:
Switch off the flame and let the rava get cooked for 2 min


Step8:
Now switch on the flame.Keep it low. Add sugar slowly with constant stirring to avoid lumps


Step9:
Add ghee and cook the mixture again and stir continously until it comes off the sides of the pan (It may take 3 - 4 in at this point)
The consistency of the kesari tends to become thick once it is cooled down.So switch off the flame before it reaches the desired consistency


Step10:
Add powdered cardomom and switch off the flame


Step11:
Garnish with cashews fried in ghee


Serving suggestions
For toddlers ( 1yr to 3 yr)
  • Do not use any nuts for decoration 
  • Reduce the amount of sugar to 1/4 cup
  • Can use milk in place of water
For older kidsStep 8: Cook the kesari for a minute or two longer and transfer to a greased plate. Cut into diamond shapes and serve as a mid morning snack to school

For parties
  • Cut into fun shapes using cookie cutter
  • Serve in baking cups to make more attractive
  • Use fine suji for best results


30 comments:

  1. Apple kesari looks super delicious and yummy..

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  2. Apple kesari looks delicious nice recipe.

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  3. OOO, that sounds delicious! Kids will definitely love this :)
    US Masala

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  4. mouth watering and tempting apple kesari.

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  5. never tried making kesari with apple and lovely shapes...

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  6. The kesari looks yummy waiting for the rest of healthy dishes from your kitchen

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  7. Kesari looks very delicious...

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  8. Wow apple kesari looks very tempting..yum

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  9. wow very healthy and delicious kesari !!

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  10. Wow! Nice flavour in a kesari! Looks great!

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  11. Healthy and yummy, great to include fruit in our diet....

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  12. looks nice in different shapes and all..yumm

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  13. Apple kesari looks so nice and yummy.Lovely presentation.

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  14. ooh ! tat looks and sounds delicious.. generally we have pineapple ksari or normal rava Kesari.. but this is def a keeper .. have bookmarked this ! and Happy to follow you on Google too
    Cheers
    Kalyani

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  15. Kesari looks yummm... and lovely shapes..

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  16. the flower shaped kesari looks very pretty!

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  17. when to add sugar!

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    1. Hi Geetha, Thanks for pointing. I have updated the post. Sugar needs to be added at Step 8

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  18. Looking delicious.. Going to try now.

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  19. Looking delicious.. Going to cook now

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  20. looking delicious....going to cook now

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