Saravana Bhavan Style Rava Kesari | Rava Kesari

Saravana Bhavan Style Rava Kesari is a popular sweet dish from the famous restaurant chain Saravana Bhavan. Rava kesari is a traditional South Indian sweet made with rava (semolina), sugar, and ghee. It is flavored with cardamom powder and saffron, and is often garnished with cashews and raisins. Here is a simple recipe for making Saravana Bhavan Style Rava Kesari:


  • 1 cup rava (semolina)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • A pinch of saffron strands
  • 2 tablespoons cashews and raisins


  1. In a pan, heat ghee and add rava. Roast the rava on medium heat until it turns golden brown.
  2. In a separate pan, bring water and sugar to a boil.
  3. Once the sugar is dissolved, add it to the roasted rava and stir continuously.
  4. Add cardamom powder, saffron strands and cashews and raisins. Mix well.
  5. Cook for about 2-3 minutes or until the mixture becomes thick and starts to leave the sides of the pan.
  6. Transfer the mixture to a greased plate and smooth out the surface with a spoon.
  7. Allow the Rava Kesari to cool for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Once cooled, cut the Rava Kesari into desired shapes and serve.


  • You can adjust the sweetness of the dish by adding more or less sugar as per your preference.
  • You can also add more ghee for more rich flavor.
  • You can also add some food color if you like for more vibrant look.
  • You can also add some nuts like almonds or pistachios for more flavor and texture.






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