Kesari Bath

WISH U ALL A HAPPY AKSHAYA TRITIYA...April 27th is this auscpicious day in the year 2009.Not only this,today is our family goddess KAMESWARI maatha Birthday and I just wanted to prepare a sweet on this festival day.I was thinking what sweet to make suddenly I remembered my Grandmothers recipe of making Kesari Bath.Generally Kesari is made with Sooji but she used to make it with Rice and little food color.She taught me this recipe at my early days of learning cooking from her,this is my Grandpa's favourite dish.I too love this sweet.After many years I had it today again.Here is the recipe. Ingridents:
Rice(Uncooked):1 cup
Sugar:1.75 cups(u can increase or decrase the sugar quantity depending on ur taste)
Water:1 cup
Elachi Powder:1/2 spn
Red Food Color:A Pinch
For Garnishing u can use Fried cashews,Raisins and Almonds.
1.Cook 1 cup of rice by adding 2.25 cups of water,when done put it aside.
2.Now put a sauce pan on flame,add 1.75cups of sugar and dissolve it in 1 cup of water and let it boil on low flame.
3.Stir the sugar syrup in between and let it boil till u get a single strand consistency(when u
touch the syrup between two fingers it should form a single thread between).
4.When the syrup reaches the required consistency add the food color and stir well,now add the cooked rice and mix well.
5.Cover with a lid and cook for 4-5 mins,finally garnish with fried cashews and raisins.
Enjoy it hot..

I wanted to share this recipe for Mithai Mela event in Cooking 4 all Seasons by Valli .
Congrats Valli for completing 2yrs of ur blogging.I even wanted to share few more recipe for this Mithai Mela.

Even Sharing this for Cooking for Kids:Rice event and Neivedyam.

Kids will be attracted to the color of the dish.


Sanghi said...

Wow Kavya..! Lovely Click!! New recipe for me, will surely try out..! Check my blog for FIL season 2 details:)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Look at that orangy color I love that kesari bath... Inviting and am craving now...

HimaBindu said...

Last thursday i made this for prasadam, came out hubby liked a lot.......Thanks Kavya dear