You can make this desert to finish of a meal any day.
Kids absolutely will love the taste of it as there are nuts and ghee mixed in.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time : 15 minutes
Serves : 6-8
Sooji/ Bombai Ravva : 1 cup
Sugar : 1 1/2 cups
Water : 4 cups
Elachi/cardamom powder : 1/4 teaspoon
Food color : 4 drops
Saffron : 5-6 strands
Ghee: 2 tablespoons
Nuts(cashews, pistachio, almonds and raisins) : 2 tablespoons
Dry roast the sooji in a pan until good aroma comes out of the sooji. (I dry roasted 1/4 kg and it took me 5 minutes)
Heat water in a pan along with food color and saffron. Bring it to a boil and add sooji slowly by mixing it vigorously.
Add 1 tablespoon of ghee, mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes until the mixture starts to leave the sides.
Add sugar and elachi powder, mix well and cook until the kesari leaves the sides of the pan. This should take about 5-6 minutes. Turn off the stove.
Heat 1 tablespoon ghee in a small pan, add all nuts and fry till they are golden. Turn off the stove and add them to the kesari.
Serve hot or at room temperature.