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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Semolina Kesari - a Microwave Recipe

This can also be called as coloured Semolina Sweet Upuma - a South Indian speciality - very easy to do Sweet or Dessert using ghee-roasted Semolina.Microwave Cooking timings may vary by 2 - 3 mins in some models. Check ur M/W Oven model's manual before proceeding to kitchenEnjoy Easy cooking at home.Bon Appetit!.

Semolina Kesari - a Microwave Recipe


1 cup semolina(rava or suji)
1 1/2 cup sugar - if need add 50 gms more
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
few ghee roasted cashewnuts and raisins
1 tsp refined oil with 1 tbsp ghee
1 tbsp ghee + 1 tbsp ghee - for roasting semolina and sprinkling on top
1/6 tsp salt
3 cups water
1/4 tsp yellow or red kesari powder
1/2 tsp vanilla essence


1.Take a microwave-safe bowl,add semolina and 2 tsp ghee.Mix well.Microwave this on high for a min.
2.When done,take the bowl out.Keep the ghee-roasted semolina aside.
3.Take another microwave bowl.Add refined oil with ghee,3 cups water( measure),sugar,kesari powder, vanilla essence and salt.Mix this well till sugar gets dissolved.Microwave this on high for 10-12 mins.
4.Take the bowl out and add ghee-roasted semolina and microwave this on high for 6 mins.
5.Take the bowl out and add the ghee-roasted cashewnuts and raisins.mix this well.
6.Microwave this on medium - high for 6 mins more.(Check for doneness.If needed add 1/4 cup water more,mix this well and microwave this on medium for another 4 mins).
7.Take the bowl out.Sprinkle ghee on top.
8.Cut this into pieces and Serve it hot as an evening snack.

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