Sri Rama Navami is being celebrated with religious fervor all over India and all around the world. This day is supposed to be the birthday of Lord Sri Rama. The story of Sri Rama has crossed the boundaries of India and inspired many people, their culture and literature. All the festivities along with Panakam, Majjiga and some Rava Kesari are bound to help in cooling off the typical heat of this season!

Rava Kesari

Ingredients - 

Milk 2 Cups (or water)
Semolina (Sooji/Rava) 1 cup
Sugar 3/4 - 1 cup (or as per taste
Almonds Crushed 3 Tbsp
Ghee 1-2 Tbsp
Almonds , Cashews and Raisins for garnish (Optional)
Saffron - pinch soaked in a tablespoon of milk  (Optional)

RamNavami Naivedyam

Method Of Preparation -

Roast the rava in a tablespoon of ghee in a heated skillet until golden brown. 

Add Milk and bring to a boil, mixing it briskly to eliminate any lumps. Add more ghee if desired.
Rava Kesari

Then add sugar and crushed almonds and cardamom powder also.

Mix well until the sugar is dissolved. It should take about 2-3 min to get done.

Garnish with Badam scrapings, roasted cashews and raisins and serve warm.

Preparation Time  15 min
Makes about 2 cups 


  1. Unknown Says:
  2. Happy Sri Ramnavami dear, sooji halwa looks absolutely perfect :)

  3. Halwa looks absolutely mouthwatering. Would try out in this weekend.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. yummy and delicious rava kesari.

  5. Happy Sriramanavami...Love the kesari prasadam

  6. Priya Suresh Says:
  7. Happy ramanavami wishes...Halwa looks simply out of the world..delicious!

  8. Suma Gandlur Says:
  9. Happy Sriramanavami! The addition of milk makes it so delectable. The only two Indian sweets my daughter eats are this halwa and seven cups burfi. :)
    Rava vedi kada? My MIL used to make rava ganji for new mothers to warm them up. I had no idea that it is made for ramanavami. However I know it doesn't matter to eat 1/2 cup halwa.:)

  10. divya Says:
  11. look superb dear and so tempting, amazing.

  12. Unknown Says:
  13. Happy Sri Rama Navami...Tempting click of rava Kesari...Adding milk makes it smooth and soft...Tho I like it otherwise....THis is the one I first learnt to make!....
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  14. Tempting and delicious kesari.

  15. Looks very tempting and delicious

  16. Raji Says:
  17. Tempting of my favourite sweets.

  18. Ila Says:
  19. drooling kesari :)

  20. Vaishali Says:
  21. Yum. Sooji halwa is such a staple of Indian celebrations. Just heavenly.

  22. aipi Says:
  23. A classic! Look delicious..

    US Masala

  24. Srivalli Says:
  25. Looks excellent harini..Happy New year!

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