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January 2, 2016

Kesari Bath Recipe-Karnataka Recipes

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Karnataka Kesari bath recipe
2015 was a big year for me. My long time dream of buying an own house came true. My blogging life also went well. I got so many new readers & a good fan base. 

Thanks to everyone for your continuous support and encouragement. I wish & I hope 2016 would be much better by God’s grace. I am happy to start this New year post with Karnataka’s most popular Sweet, Kesari bath recipe.

In most of the hotels, kesari bath & khara bath are served together as “Chow Chow bath” for breakfast. I have tasted this kesaribath in brahmin’s coffee bar and many popular restaurants here. My Kannadiga friends make Kesari bath with milk & banana and offer it as prasad for Satya Narayana pooja. I will try to get that recipe from my friends and share it here.

I usually make Rava Kesari following my MIL’s fool proof recipe adding less ghee and more water. Yesterday for our New Year celebration, I tried Kesari bhath (Sooji Ka Halwa in Hindi) in Karnataka style adding more ghee and water. It came out really well and got credits from my family members. I was extremely happy to see the ghee dripping Kesari bath just the way it is served in hotels.

 Actually I wanted to serve in a banana leaf but i couldn’t get it. So I clicked it by keeping it in a banana leaf plate.Soon I will make Chow chow bath and post it with a good picture.

Lets see how to make Karnataka Kesari Bath Recipe with step by step pictures.

Kesari bath recipe

Kesari bath recipe

Kesari bath recipe How to make Karnataka style Kesari bath recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: 2
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes
1 cup = 250ml
  • Rava/Sooji/Semolina - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Melted Ghee - 1/3 cup
  • Cooking oil – 1 tbsp ( use odourless oil)
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Yellow food color -2 pinches
  • Cashewnuts - few to garnish
  • Cloves - 1 to 2 nos
How to make kesaribath - METHOD

  • Heat a kadai with mentioned quantity of ghee+oil.Roast the cloves and cashews till golden. Remove and set aside.In the same kadai, roast the rava till you get a nice smell but without changing its color. Switch off the stove and let the rava be in the same kadai.
Kesari bath recipe
  • Boil 2 cups of water in a bowl adding food color. When the water comes to a roll boil, add this water to the roasted rava.Be careful,water splashes. Stay a feet away and carefully pour the water. Sorry, I missed to take the pictures for this step.
  • Mix the water and rava. Add a pinch of salt. Switch on the stove and keep the flame in medium. Mix well till all the water is absorbed by the rava. Close the kadai with a lid and cook for 3-4 minutes.
    • After the rava is cooked well, add the sugar.Mix well.
Kesari bath recipe
  • When the sugar is melted completely, mixture will become watery. So keep mixing till the kesari bath becomes thick and starts to leave the sides of pan. Add cardamom powder, roasted cashews, cloves and mix well.
Kesari bath recipe

Kesari bath recipe
  • Transfer it to a ghee greased bowl and flatten it with a ladle. It will fall like a ribbon and looks very loose in consistency. But It will become just right when warm. Sprinkle more cashews if needed and serve hot if you like. If you touch the kesari bath when its slightly warm, it should be non-sticky. Scoop it with a ladle and serve hot to enjoy its best taste!
Kesari bath recipe
Kesari bath recipe

  • Adjust the quantity of sugar based on your tastebuds. You can use 3/4 cup of sugar for medium sweetness. I used 1 cup here.
  • You can add more water but do not add less than the mentioned quantity.
  • You can also replace yellow food color with orange color.
  • Use pineapple essence if you like pineapple flavored kesari.
Enjoy this ghee dripping sweet- Kesari bath with your family !
Kesari bath recipe

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Malathi Ganesh said...

very delicious picture

Chitra said...

Thank you :)

Priya said...

Happy new year chitra.Kesari bath looks really delicious

Chitra said...

Thanks Sathya.Wish you a very happy new year :)

Unknown said...

yummy start sis.happy new year

Chitra said...

Thanks dear:) Wish you the same !

Unknown said...

without reading properly people have commented... yummy,delicious etc etc
you have not shown cashew nut in the ingredients and not explained when to add cardamom powder!!!!

Chitra said...

Thanks for pointing out.I have updated it.

Unknown said...

Tried this recipe today. I must say, it was heavenly :) Thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe!

Chitra said...

Thank you so much for your sweet words 😀

Dev said...

thanks.its great..but how come you dont see it in other areas of india? used to have this during my college days in bengaluru

Chitra said...

Thanks. Its there all over Indian in different names :)

Unknown said...

Thanks Chitra hi prepared kesaribath it has come very delicious displayed and waiting with rose to share with a partner

Chitra said...

Happy to know it. Thanks for the feedback :)

Bhavana said...

Hi Chitra,

This is my go to recipe for kesari bath. Thank you for sharing the yummy recipe :)

Chitra said...

Thank you so much. I am happy to know that 😊