Thursdays are always special for me every week. Being a devotee of Shri Shirdi Baba I dedicate atleast an hour for him doing poojas,making prasadham etc. This week I had decided to prepare Sweet Pongal for Nevedhyam (offering to God). But Jaggery was running out of stock. Hence I made Rava Kesari.
Rava Kesari is easy to make and will not take more than 20 minutes. Whenever there are unexpected guests this is the sweet that Amma makes for them and serve it with some spicy snacks & coffee/tea. The key to getting the texture right for the Kesari is to roast them well. Standard ratio for Kesari is 1:2:2.5 which means 1 part of Rava/Sooji, Approximately 2 parts of Sugar and 2.5 cups of water. You can increase or slightly decrease the quantity of sugar based on your preferences. If you are using very fine Rava then the amount of water might be slightly lesser too.
The following measurement serves four people. I used one standard cup to measure the ingredients. If you are using a stainless steel tumbler for measurement then use the same tumbler and take portions of Sugar & Water as mentioned below.