It is lovely to walk along the road side, making a ‘charak charak’ sound with the leaves . As the leaves fall, they know their destination , still they give their life a colorful ending. Their bond with the tree is in the hands of a breeze. Some leaves get knocked by a mild breeze, some are stubborn and yield only to a stormy wind. Some go by the gravity. However they fall, they dress the mother earth with their vivid colors and do a wavy dance with the kissing wind.
Hey, come on , I know I bored you. I can hear you saying ‘come to the point’. I know you guessed it right, it is our first fall in US. Being for the first time, my daughter loves to celebrate all the seasons of the year. She attended a fall festival in our neighbourhood and was mimicking it at home . She organised few games and activities, and set up a food stall. For the food, she chose the snacks according to the theme like mango juice ,colorful fruit loops etc. So she wanted a dessert in the fall color . There comes our handy menu- rawa kesari. I made in minutes and moulded it like a pumpkin to cheer up my girl’s festive mood.
Semolina/rawa/sooji- 1 cup
Water- 2 cups
Sugar- 2 cups
Ghee/clarified butter- 1 cup
Cashews and raisins- – handful
Cardamom- 2 no
Food color-1 pinch
Roast the rawa in ghee slightly. In a heavy non stick pan, boil the water . Add food color to the water. Add the rawa stirring continuously.There should not be any lumps . Stir well till it is cooked thoroughly. Now add the sugar , the rawa will get loosen a little. Add the powdered cardamom. Heat the ghee on another stove and pour the melted ghee . First the ghee will get absorbed and later it is ooze out . Stop stirring when the sweet comes out as a ball. In a separate pan , heat ghee, roast the cashews and raisins. Add to the kesari. Serve hot.
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