BM 129 Week 2 Day 2 - 

Poha Kesari is a simple sweet to satisfy a quick craving or even for offering to the Lord.

I made it just like the regular Rava Kesari except that the poha is roasted and coarsely crushed. Food color is usually added for aesthetic purposes but I chose not to use any color.
Ingredients - 

Poha 1/2 cup
Sugar 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp (Adjust as per preference)
Cashew pieces1 Tbsp
Saffron Strands few soaked in 1 Tbsp of milk
Ghee 1-2 Tbsp

Method Of Preparation -

Soak a few strands of saffron in a tablespoon of warm milk and set aside.

In a heated pan add about 1 teaspoon of ghee and fry broken cashews until they turn golden. Set the fried cashews aside.

In the same heated pan, fry the poha for a minute in medium flame stirring continuously. Remove from heat, allow to cool and powder coarsely like rava.

Get a cup of water to a rolling boil, and add the powdered poha. Cook it covered on a low flame until all water is absorbed and poha is cooked well.

Add sugar, the saffron strands with milk, powdered cardamom to the cooked poha and mix. 

Keep stirring in medium flame adding ghee until it leaves the sides.

Remove form heat and enjoy it warm. Note that this is a perfect recipe to offer to the Lord.


Preparation Time 15 minutes
Makes approximately 3/4 cup
Posted by Harini R on Saturday, December 11, 2021


  1. Radha Says:
  2. This sounds delicious and is perfect to make for poojas! Yum!

  3. Narmadha Says:
  4. Love poha kesari and like the idea of using saffron instead of food colors. Looks absolutely delicious

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