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Paal Rava Kesari Recipe - Milk Kesari Recipe

Traditional and delicious South Indian halwa or pudding made with semolina, milk, cardamom and nuts.
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: authentic, indian dessert recipes, South Indian Food
Servings: 4
Calories: 346kcal


  • 1/2 cup Semolina
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • A pinch of food color


  • Heat a tablespoon of ghee and fry the cashews until light brown color. Then add the raisins and fry until it plumps up. Take them out of the ghee and set aside.
  • In the same pan, add semolina and fry continuously on a medium flame till they change color to light golden.
  • Add milk to the roasted semolina and mix well. Let it cook for 3 – 4 minutes.
  • When it is soft, add the sugar, cardamom powder and food color and mix well till it dissolves.
  • Add the remaining ghee and cook until the mixture thickens.
  • Finally, add the roasted nuts and mix well. Remove from the flame and serve.


Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 0.9mg