Rava/sooji- 1 cup
Sugar- 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups
water- 1 1/2 cups
milk- 1/2 cup
ghee- 4 tbsp
cashews- a few
Raisins- a few
cardomom powder-1/4 tsp
kesari colour/orange food colour-a pinch
Heat 3 tbsp of ghee in a pan and fry the rava for a few minutes till a nice aroma comes out. keep aside.
Boil the water and milk with the food colour and add rava to it slowly by stirring continuously , so that no lumps are formed.
Add sugar and mix well. By this time the rava would have been almost cooked and so reduce the flame and keep stirring in between.
In another pan heat 1 tbsp of ghee and add cashews and raisins. Fry till golden brown and pour over rava mixture. Sprinkle cardamom powder and mix well.
Kesari is ready to serve.
I used the fine semolina variety. If u are using the regular sooji, then add 3 cups of milk+water.