“ Rava kesari” is the easiest sweet,that can be prepared in a jiffy,still a popular delicious sweet. Its considered to be the easy to make sweet,all experienced cooks like mom, MIL makes now and then with ease.. For me too luckily I have not struggled much to learn making it. But I have seen many who run into trouble or don’t get it right. The major trouble you get when making is getting lumps. There are two stages in the process where there are chances to get lumps..One is while adding rava to boiling water and the second one is while adding sugar to cooked rava. But the key is add slowly rava or sugar and stir properly&constantly.
For me,I love making sweets,I love each and every process we do and I enjoy the out come,its every time like how a person feels the success…(well lets not be too greedy,let me stop here,when I run into trouble and don’t get it right I will feel very low in confidence and feel as if I am zero in cooking,that’s a different story). But if you ask my hubby,he always tells a short story in the topic kesari. He loves kesari more than me or may be before falling in love with me he fell in love with it and still he has an affair. When he was in his teens,when ever my MIL leaves to market or shopping leaving him behind at home, with in the time she comes back,he used to make kesari,enjoy it and cleans everything and keep so that she doesn't get any doubts immediately... But every time he wonders how amma’s kesari is so colourful and mine is ugly in colour(with out knowing that there is a thing known as food colour to make it colourful ). And yes now he makes a perfect kesari,if I want him to make! Ok let me move on to how I make Kesari.
I am sending this sweet to sweet Priti’s Festive food - Raksha Bandhan 2010 at Indiankhana.