Kesari baath or Sooji Sheera is a popular South Indian breakfast which is very easy to prepare. The best part of this dish is you can make it within 20 mins. It is also served as a sweet dish during festivals. Kesari means saffron. I have used yellow food colour here but you can use saffron too. Chow chow baath is a very famous breakfast combo In karnataka. It consists of one portion of kesari baath and one portion of khara baath or uppittu. In North India, it is called as sooji sheera or sooji halwa.
We have this for breakfast at least once in a week because my dad loves it a lot.
Recipe card for kesari baath
- Bombay rawa or sooji 1cup
- Raisins 2tbsp
- Water 2cups
- Sugar half cup
- Elaichi powder ½tsp
- Ghee ¼cup
- Yellow food colour a pinch
- Heat ghee in a non-stick vessel. Keep the flame low throughout.
- Add the semolina or sooji.
- Add the raisins.
- Fry till you get a nice aroma. Do not let the colour change.
- Meanwhile, boil 2cups water in a saucepan.
- Add a pinch of yellow food colour.
- Once the rawa is roasted add the boiling hot water.
- Cook covered on low flame.
- After a couple of minutes, you will see the sooji has absorbed all the water, at this point add the sugar and elaichi powder.
- Mix nicely.
- Serve hot.
You can even add rose water to this I didn't have it so I skipped
I have added half cup sugar because I prefer less sweet but you can increase it to ¾cup if u wish to.
I have added ¼ cup ghee. you can add more. U can even add half ghee and half oil as well.
Stepwise pictures for Kesari Baath
Heat ghee in a non-stick vessel.
Add the semolina or sooji.
Add the raisins.
Fry till you get a nice aroma. Do not let the colour change.
Meanwhile, boil 2cups water in a saucepan.
Add a pinch of yellow food colour.
Once the rawa is roasted add the boiling hot water.
Cook covered on low flame.
After a couple of minutes, you will see the sooji has absorbed all the water.
Add the sugar.
Add elaichi powder