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Beetroot kesari recipe

Today's recipe is a bit interesting with a twist in original kesari recipe. Kesari is a South Indian sweet dish which is commonly made with rava (semolina) ,kesar(saffron) and sugar and for some crunch dry fruits are added.This is one of the quickest and easy dessert to make.You can also check my Pineapple Kesari which is sweet and tart (katta meetha) in taste.
This recipe is adapted from Asheescookbook  and made few changes. Ashee has successfully completed 2 years of blogging and has a beautiful captured yummy recipes.Do visit her for yummy tasting recipes.
Check out the ingredients and steps below ... and if you enjoy watching the making then click on the video below.

Level: Easy
Total Time: 20-30
Serves: 3-6
1 cup: 250ml
1 tablespoon: 15ml
1 teaspoon: 5 ml
Adapted from here


1 cup Sooji / Rava / Semolina
1 small Beetroot 
1/4 cup Ghee
1 cup Sugar
2 cups Water
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
10-12 Cashew nuts


Peel and roughly chop and grind beetroot to paste.
In a pan add beetroot paste, water and sugar and bring it to boil and cook for 2-3 mins.
In a pan add ghee and fry the cashews and then add semolina/rava and fry for 3 to 5 mins until rava slightly changes colour.
Add little by little roasted rava/sooji, cashew mixture to the boiling beetroot water and mix well until no lumps are formed and cook for a minute or two until mixture comes together.
Sprinkle cardamom powder mix well. Cover lid & turn off heat then leave it for min. 
easy beetroot kesari recipe


  1. Looks yummy and delicious...Lovely color of the kesari!

  2. Anything with beetroot gives a beautiful color... I should make this someday when I crave for kesari... amazing color!


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