Vegan Rava Kesari 

vegan rava kesari is quick and delicious dessert !

 

Vegan Rava KesariHow to make veganized Indian Dessert?

There is nothing better than a warm and sweet dessert with coffee, especially on a cold wintery day. That’s my inspiration today for making Vegan Rava Kesari. Its called as “Kesari Bath” in local dialect in Karnataka and it is my personal favorite dish to make with Semolina (Rava). It’s a traditional Indian dessert that is typically made with lots of ghee. So, as I was trying out vegan options for ghee, I struck gold with my combination of coconut milk and other ingredients I have listed here.

Vegan Rava Kesari In my vegan journey thus far, I have definitely been delighted by the way this recipe has turned out. After all, it is possible to prepare awesome desserts without dairy! So much that it  has become a huge hit in my family. It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. So, when you have guests to entertain on a short notice, Vegan Rava Kesari is the way to go. One little side note on that is you will need to have the ingredients readily available. Of all the ingredients I have listed, saffron strands might be the hardest one to get. But I can tell you from personal experiences and trials that it is definitely worth the extra effort. The aroma from saffron is just heavenly.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rava( semolina)
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 2 saffron strands
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 10 cashews( optional)

Directions:

Vegan Rava KesariPlace a pan over medium heat with 2 tsp olive oil and roast the rava or semolina.You can easily tell from the aroma. Place the semolina on a plate and let it cool.  In the same pan, boil 1 ¼ cup water and 1 cup coconut milk and drop the saffron strands in them.

Vegan Rava KesariWhen it starts to boil, add the roasted semolina. Stir well to remove any lumps.  After about 3-4 minutes of constant stirring, add sugar and olive oil and continue to stir.  Continue to stir until all the ingredients are evenly mixed.  Now, add cardamom powder and roasted cashews to it and mix well.

Vegan Rava Kesari is ready!

Vegan Rava Kesari

Try  my other vegan desserts Like Almond Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies, Finger millet Cookies, Oatmeal Cookies.

Vegan Rava Kesari 

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 person

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rava( semolina)
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 2 saffron strands
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 10 cashews( optional)

Instructions

  1. Place a pan over medium heat with 2 tsp olive oil and roast the rava or semolina.You can easily tell from the aroma. Place the semolina on a plate and let it cool.?
  2. In the same pan, boil 1 ¼ cup water and 1 cup coconut milk and drop the saffron strands in them.?
  3. When it starts to boil, add the roasted semolina. Stir well to remove any lumps.???
  4. After about 3-4 minutes of constant stirring, add sugar and olive oil and continue to stir.???
  5. Continue to stir until all the ingredients are evenly mixed.??
  6. Now, add cardamom powder and roasted cashews to it and mix well.?
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6 thoughts on “Vegan Rava Kesari 

  1. I love your vegan choice of ingredients, Uma. As you can imagine, rava kesari was a sweet that I grew up with. In the northern part of India, suji halwa is made with milk instead and lots of lots of ghee. This recipe with coconut milk and olive oil is a brilliant and healthier twist to this classic.

    1. Hi Gayathri, You can substitute with other oil. But it won’t taste good as much as with olive oil. Try with refined coconut oil, because it has no coconut scent. That might be better. Believe me I have tried with all the oil options, finally i got delicious recipe with olive oil option. Hope this will help you. Happy cooking!

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