Saturday, December 26, 2015

Seethaphal Kesari Baat

Kesari baath is a sweet dish. It is prepared using Rava (semolina), sugar and ghee. We can add fruits while preparing this sweet dish. For example bananas are used to prepare sapatha (prasadam for Satyanarayana Pooja). Like wise we use pineapple, apple and mango and many other fruits. Here I have used Custard apple/Seetha Phal (sugar apple / custard apple) and prepared Kesari baat.
Seethaphal goes well with semolina and it adds beautiful aroma to the Kesari Baat.

Lets see some benefits of Eating Seethaphal/Custard apple/Sugar apple fruit.
Seethaphal/Custard apple is rich in copper. It helps in good digestion. It also helps to ease bowel movement and good for people who suffer from constipation. It has a good source of potassium and magnesium and they help to keep the blood pressure in control. It has a abundance of dietary fiber and helps to slow down the absorption of sugar. It also helps to reduce the cholesterol level. Seethaphal is rich source of iron and good for people who suffer from anemia.
Seethaphal Kesari Baat is a tasty sweet dish and can be eaten any time of the day.

Things needed : 

Semolina/Rava/Sooji (Medium) : 1 1/2 Cup
Sugar : 3/4 to 1 cup
Seethaphal fruits : 2
Ghee : 1/2 Cup
Cardamom : 4 to 5 Pods
Saffron : 3 to 4 Rakes or Turmeric powder
Dry fruits : (Raisins and Cashew nuts) : 2 Tablespoons
Water : 3 Cups

Method :

1. Powder cardamom and keep it aside.
2. Keep water for boiling.
3. Remove the seeds and put Seethaphal/Custard apple pulp in a bowl.
Seethaphal fruit Pulp
4. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add 2 Tablespoons of ghee and let it melt.
5. Put cashew pieces and fry for 10 seconds. Add raisins and let it fluff  and turn golden colour.
6. Add Rava and fry till the raw smell disappear. (at least 5 minutes).
7. Add boiling water and mix it well and let it cook for 2 minutes.
8. Add sugar and seethaphal pulp. Mix it thoroughly (Stir continuously). First it turns as liquid.
9. Keep stirring it. Slowly it starts to thicken. Add remaining ghee at this stage.
10. It starts to leave the sides. Now put off the fire and add Saffron and cardamom.
11. Mix it well and shift it to the serving bowl.
12. Serve as snack or with breakfast dish or as a desert after lunch or dinner.

Note :

You need to fry rava nicely till the raw smell disappear. You can add more nuts if you wish. Adding more ghee is also optional. Keep water for boiling, Use of food colour is optional. (better not to use any artificial colour). Good and natural turmeric powder should be used.( very little or it might give bitter taste). Adding more sugar is also optional.
Time : 20 minutes (All together)
Serves : 5 to 6


  1. Delicious Kesari baat with Seethaphal. Love it. Merry Christmas and Happy new year to you and your family.

    1. Thank You Swathi...Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to You and to Your Family...

  2. Mouth watering! I want to have it right now. YUM!

  3. Wow!! A prefect dessert. It looks delicious. Yum Yum

    1. Thank you Ritu Ahuja...yes it will be delicious ...try it out and you njoy ...I am sure ..

  4. Kesari baat looks delicious Nalini :)

  5. Anew & interesting dessert.........must try.