A celebration does not go without a desert or a sweet in all our Indian households. This is to say that, if there is a celebration, it is an occasion to have sweets. Sweets are of various kinds but can be broadly categorised into simple and difficult categories
Now, the categorization is by the methods used in making the sweets.
A most popular and most-wanted desert is the Rava Kesari. This delicacy is enjoyed by all age groups and can be made by anyone effortlessly.
Rava Kesari can be associated with both north and south India. In the northern cities, its called Sooji Halwa whereas, in the southern states, its called as Rava Kesari. This is a traditional desert that is being prepared for over centuries.
Rava or Semolina is the main ingredient of this sweet. Semolina is nothing but, coarse grind of high protein durum wheat and other grains, such as rice and maize. If ground finely into powder, it is used in the making of pasta and breads. Semolina is nutritious and once consumed, keeps you full for several hours, not allowing you to overeat. Semolina has a lot of health benefits, thus supplying our bodies with a lot of energy. Semolina is very easily available in any store, be it within India or out of India.
Coming to the sweet part of the desert, sugar is used to sweeten the dish. Traditionally, white sugar has been used but, because of the wide-spread knowledge about keeping our sugar levels under control, brown sugar can also be used. A flavour of cardamom is added and this is the only spice to this dish. As simple as it sounds as you read all about it here.
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