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First Birthday after marriage is something special and my hubby made it very special for me πŸ˜€ He made it a wonderful day today πŸ™‚ With lots of wishes pouring in and after the 7 day GM diet , I am back to the normal routine. As he already got a lovely cake , I didn’t prepare any cake. So made it traditional. Kesari/Semolina Pudding is usually a traditional dessert made all over India. To make it a little special I added Mango puree πŸ™‚



Semolina/ Rava : 3/4 cup

Sugar : 1/2 cup ( I added dark brown sugar)

Clarified Butter /Ghee : 4 table spoons

Cashews, Almonds, Raisins : Few

Water : 1 1/2 cup

Mango Puree : 3/4 cup

Cardamom Powder : 1/4 teaspoon


  • Heat Ghee of 1 tablespoon in a pan.
  • Add the cashews and almonds.
  • When they change color add raisins.
  • When raisins pops up keep these nuts and raisins aside in a bowl.
  • Heat 2 more table spoon oil.
  • Mean time heat water in a separate pan.
  • Add the Semolina/Rava and roast it in ghee.
  • When a nice aroma rises, add the boiling water.
  • Mix well and stir continuously. When the semolina gets cooked add cardamom powder.
  • When it is semolina absorbs water completely add sugar.
  • Sugar will leave water, mix well.
  • When Sugar is also absorbed well, add Mango Puree and if needed add some more ghee and mix well.
  • When everything mixes well Β add the roasted nuts and raisins.

Now its ready πŸ™‚

To make it much richer, you can add milk 1/2 portion instead of water. Also Saffron can be added. Dark brown sugar changed the color to a little brownish, you can use normal sugar instead.