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Blogging Marathon# 60: Week 1/ Day 2
Theme: Festival of the month Recipes
Dish: Fruit Jonna Rawa Kesari

Today I have a sweet dish made with jonna rawa or jowar/ sorghum rawa instead of regular sooji or semolina. This recipe is from a Telugu cooking channel and even though I’m not into cooking fruits, this dish looked yummy on TV that I had to try it for myself.

Kesari is traditionally made with either sooji or godhuma/ wheat rawa. Using jonna rawa is a healthy substitute which gives a chewy texture to the dish. 

Apple and pineapple are lightly sauteed in ghee before adding to the final dish, so they are slightly soft when bit into. All in all this can not only be made as prasad (offering to god) during festivals but also as a delicious dessert any time of the year.

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Jonna Rawa Kesari Yum
Traditional South Indian festival dessert with a fruity and whole grain twist. Kesari made with Jonna rawa (cracked sorghum) and cooked with fruits. This can be served warm, at room temperature and even chilled.
Jonna Rawa Kesari
Course dessert
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • ½ cup Jowar Rawa Cracked / Sorghum/ Jonna
  • 2 ~ 3 tbsps Sugar
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 1 cup Water
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom Ground
  • 2 tbsps Big pinchs Saffron milk , crushed and soaked in warm
  • 2 tbsps Ghee
  • 1 Apple Small , chopped
  • ½ cup Pineapple cubes
  • 1 tbsp Cashews
  • 1 tbsp Almonds
  • 3 tbsps Pomegranate seeds
Course dessert
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • ½ cup Jowar Rawa Cracked / Sorghum/ Jonna
  • 2 ~ 3 tbsps Sugar
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 1 cup Water
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom Ground
  • 2 tbsps Big pinchs Saffron milk , crushed and soaked in warm
  • 2 tbsps Ghee
  • 1 Apple Small , chopped
  • ½ cup Pineapple cubes
  • 1 tbsp Cashews
  • 1 tbsp Almonds
  • 3 tbsps Pomegranate seeds
Jonna Rawa Kesari
Instructions
  1. Heat 1tbsp ghee in a pan, add cashews, almonds and cook till the nuts turn golden brown. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  2. In the same pan, add the apples and saute for 2~3 minutes or until slightly golden. Remove from the pan and add the pineapple pieces and cook for 2~3 minutes. Remove into a bowl and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, heat the remaining 1tbsp ghee and saute jowar rawa for 2~3 minutes or until it changes color. Add the water and milk, bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and cook till rawa is cooked through, about 15~20 minutes.
  4. Add the sugar and cook till sugar is dissolved and the mixture is thickened.
  5. Add ground cardamom, saffron soaked milk, sauteed fruit and dry fruits. Mix well and turn off the heat. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and serve warm or at room temperature.
Recipe Notes

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13 thoughts on “Jonna Rava Kesari with Fruits”

  1. Wow, give me that bowl.. Such a healthy, irresistible and interesting twist to our usual kesari.. You have done a fabulous job.

  2. loved the first pic, pavani with the saffron in the aarti spoon 🙂 using jowar rava is new,.. it looks tempting 🙂

  3. I was looking for juar daliya here and just couldn’t get ! The dish looks capturing with that beautiful set up .

  4. Love the use of whole grain in the sweets. Makes it definitely a guilt free and so we can indulge more 🙂

  5. Pineapple in kesari isa known version,combined with apple is definitely new.lovely clicks as always, I love the dark and moody vibe to it,something I am just not able to capture!

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