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Orange Rava Kesari Recipe

South Indian style dessert or halwa made with fresh orange juice, semolina, cardamom and nuts.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Keyword: Halwa Recipes, indian dessert recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 292kcal


  • 1/2 cup Semolina / Sooji
  • 3/4 cup Orange Juice
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • Nuts as needed


  • Heat a tablespoon of ghee in a pan and fry the nuts to a golden brown color and keep them aside.
  • In the same ghee, add the semolina and fry continuously on medium-low flame until it becomes light golden brown color.
  • Transfer the roasted semolina to a plate and keep it aside.
  • Combine the orange juice and water in a vessel and bring it a rolling boil.
  • Slowly add the roasted semolina to the boiling orange juice mixture and mix without any lumps.
  • Add remaining ghee to the semolina mixture and combine well.
  • Cook the mixture over a low flame for a couple of minutes or until the semolina gets cooked.
  • Now add the sugar and cardamom powder and mix until combined.
  • Let the sugar dissolve completely. Keep stirring.
  • When the mixture thickens, add the fried nuts and mix everything.
  • Turn off the flame. Transfer the halwa to a greased tray and cut into desired shapes.
  • Serve warm or cold.



Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 93IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg