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Paal kesari recipe

Paal kesari recipe, a sweet prepared with rava/ sooji, milk and sugar as main ingredients. Full video recipe. 
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4


  • 1/2 cup Sooji/ rava
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1.5 cup Milk
  • 6 Cashews Optional
  • 1 pinch Saffron or yellow food colour Optional
  • 1 cardamom powdered
  • 3 tbsp Ghee


  • Roast rava with a teaspoon of ghee till nice aroma rises.
  • In a heavy bottomed vessel or a non stick pan preferably,boil milk.
  • Add Roasted rava in a sprinkled way without forming any lumps,with constant stirring.
  • Simmer the stove and cook covered.(3-4 min approx)Take care not to let burnt at the bottom of the vessel,as milk sticks to the vessel easily.
  • Add the sugar and again stir well with constant mashing,to avoid forming any lumps.
  • If there are few lumps,mash them. Some can get mashed easily after the kesari gets thick.
  • After adding sugar,the kesari turns bit on runny side,but after sometime it will get thickened.
  • This milk kesari needs more sugar than the ordinary kesari, the ratio of sooji: sugar: milk is 1:2:3.
  • Add ghee little by little and keep stirring.
  • Add all the ghee and keep cooking till ghee oozes out.
  • This totally takes some 6-8 minutes approx.
  • Spread in a greased plate,decorate with cashews fried in ghee(optional).



Milk kesari is supposed to be white in colour and my MIL doesn't add any colour or cashew or even cardamom.
This will give the milk taste dominantly.
I added a little saffron in the kesari you see in my pictures, hence the mild yellow colour.