Sunday, May 26, 2013


Kesari is a very popular sweet of South Indian Cuisine made with semolina. Today I have made something different from the usual kesar elaichi flavours.. I have added mango pulp for a change.

Semolina .... 1 cup
Mango pulp... 1 cup
Sugar .......... 3/4 cup ( I use organic sugar, which is less sweeter. you can adjust according to your preference)
Green cardamoms ... 4
Saffron ....... a pinch
Nutmeg powder .. a pinch (optional, I love the flavour)
Ghee/oil .... 1/4 cup
Pistachios and almonds .. chopped (for garnishing)


1. Heat 2-3 tbsps oil/ghee in a pan and saute the semolina for a few minutes on low flame. ( it should remain white) Set aside.

2. Heat 2 more tbsps oil and add the cardamoms. Tip in the mango pulp and saute for a minute.

3. Now add the semolina and mix well. Add 2 cups of water or milk if you prefer. Stir continuously avoiding the lumps. The consistency becomes thicker.

4. Now add the sugar and stir well. Simmer and add a little more ghee at this stage. Stir in the saffron soaked in a little milk. Keep mixing until you get the halwa/sheera consistency. Sprinkle a pinch of nutmeg powder if you like.

5. Remove it in a serving bowl and garnish with nuts.

6. You can also spread it in a greased plate and let it set. Cut into pieces and serve.

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  1. Looks great. If only I could taste it.

  2. wow this looks like aam ki barfi. looks yummy, wud really love to try this

  3. I am bookmarking this as it is a really good recipe and your presentation is, as always, excellent! Well done!

    1. Thanks Alida.. do share the feed back when u make

  4. Kesari with mango sounds yum and i have never tried too. Nicely done

  5. looks very yummy nice presentation

  6. Anew version of semolina halwa for me......Bookmarked . Looks yum

  7. Dear Shobha,
    Those are some ripe and juicy mangoes...I can smell and taste them from here!
    Your hands are truly gifted. Thanks for sharing.

    Thoughts Of Beauty In The Stillness Of Dawn...

  8. ooooh!! I have such a craving for that kesari just now!! Loved it!

  9. These look so soft & mouthwatering!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  10. Kesari looks yummy. Thx for linking.

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  11. Yummy Yum...looks delicious..nice twist of adding mango pulp

  12. Mao kesari looks yummy and super tempting, Thanks a lot for linking..

  13. omg!!! that is delicious... I am so drooling here.. Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

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  14. Mouthwatering ! I am already waiting for the season to get ripe mangoes and this is making me more drool !


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