Monday, 8 October 2012

Kesari Bath or Sweet Semolina Pudding

Sweet Semolina Pudding or Kesari Bath
Serves 4
Semolina - 1 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 1/4 cup
Green cardamom - 4 - peeled and powdered coarsely
Saffron or Kesar - 1 pinch soaked in water for 10-15 minutes
Dry fruits like cashew nuts, almonds etc  - 2 tbsp
Water - 2 cups

Take a heavy bottomed regular pan or non-stick pan.
If you are making this first time, its easier in non-stick pan.
Meanwhile on the other stove, allow 2 cups of water to boil in a saucepan.
Keep the pan on low heat, add ghee, when lightly hot, add the semolina and fry well for 3-4 minutes.
Now add sugar and fry for 1 minute. Now add the cardamom, mix well, then add the safffron and the water and the boiling water.
Cover and cook till all the water has evaporated.
The boiling water is added so that the semolina cooks quickly and does not get sticky incase its not fried well.
If using non-stick pan, you could cover it for just 1-2 minutes and then open the vessel and cook till all the water has evaporated out of the Semolina. 
Serve hot or cold garnished with dry fruits.

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