Let me start this new year with a sweet recipe! :)
Rava/Sooji - 3/4cup
Sugar - 11/2 cups
Kesari colour / food colour - few drops
Few Raisins and Cashew
Heat a tablespoon of ghee in a wide pan. Fry the cloves-cashews-raisins, and keep them aside. In the same pan, add the rava and roast it till you get a nice aroma.
Powder the elaichi and keep it aside.
Meanwhile, start heating 11/2cups water in a separate burner. Once the water starts boiling, add in the food colour and mix it well.
Now reduce the heat on the roasting rava, and add the boiling water to it. (Be careful, the content will start bubbling vigorously) and mix it continuously.
Rava will absorb all the water added, mix it for a minutes and add the sugar.
Add the elaichi powder and put-off the flame. [You can add the fried cashew-clove-raisin to the kesari, give it a quick mix, and done! Delicious rava kesari is ready.]
Since I was taking this to a friend's place, I poured the kesari on a greased plate, and levelled it. After a minute, marked the lines on the kesari and placed cashew & raisin on each square. Once the kesari cools down completely, you can cut it with the help of the lines marked already.