Quinoa Kesari

Recipe Categories: Sweets/desserts
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Preparation Time : 15 min Cooking Time : 25 mins Serves : 3

Quinoa Kesari is a delicious and healthy sweet that is also an easy and quick to make recipe has a preparation similar to Rava Kesari/ Sheera. Kesari Bhat is a popular and easy sweet dish from Karnataka. It is one of the easiest of all sweet preparations. Traditionally Rava / semolina is used to make this dish, but instead of using Rava I’ve tried making Kesari with quinoa which turned out to be good enough. 

Ingredients:

Quinoa – 1/2 cup

Water – 2 cup

Organic Sugar – 1/2 cup adjust to your taste

Orange food color – a pinch

Ghee – 3 tbs

Cashew nut – 10 no’s

Raisin – 1 Tsp

Cardamom – 2 no’s powdered

 

Method:

Rinse and soak quinoa in water for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes drain the water and keep aside. Heat a pan add 1 tsp ghee, now add cashews and fry it until golden brown.

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When done remove it from the pan and add the soaked quinoa and roast for few seconds. Now add 2 cup of water and mix well. Allow it to boil well with a lid on in medium flame.

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This should take about 8 to 10 minutes.

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When the quinoa looks cooked and dry add orange food color. Mix well.

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Ensure the water gets absorbed, Now add sugar and cardamom powder. Mix well and add ghee and fried cashews.

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Cook in simmer until the mixture turns thick for few mins, switch off the flame.

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Serve warm.

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Enjoy !!!

 

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