Showing posts with label Varamahalakshmi Festival. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Varamahalakshmi Festival. Show all posts

Aug 26, 2013

Kesari Bath | Sooji Ka Halwa

Kesari Bath is a traditional sweet recipe in Karnataka. Its one of the sweet recipes made quiet often at homes. Its also served for breakfast with Upma and you will find it in almost all fast-food menu items. 

Kesari Bath is made mainly with 4 ingredients- chiroti rava (fine sooji), milk, sugar and ghee. Also, either cloves or cardamon is used for flavoring along with dried fruits and saffron. 

I made this recipe for Varamahalakshmi festival. And its the first time, I made it with chiroti rava which came out very well. I was very happy with the outcome of this recipe. 


1 cup Chiroti Rava (fine sooji)
1 cup sugar
1 cup Ghee
2 cups Milk
1/2 cup cashew nuts
4 cloves
pinch of saffron strands


  • In a sauce pan, roast chiroti rava until it starts to turn golden brown. Transfer rava to a plate
  • Add a tsp of ghee and roast cashew nuts until it turns golden brown. Transfer it to the same plate as above
  • Now boil the milk
  • Add sugar, saffron strands, cashewnuts and cloves. Stir well until sugar completely dissolves in milk
  • Lower the flame and slowly add rave to the sauce pan while stirring slowly in one direction to avoid formation of lumps
  • Add ghee and mix everything together
  • Serve hot