Baked Rawa Kesari in Microwave

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Baked Rawa Kesari in Microwave

By IFB | February 19, 2022

Program: Bake

Pre heat temp: 160°C

Pre heat time: 10 mins

Cook temp: 160°C

Cook time: 25 mins




For the Saffron Flavored Sugar Syrup:


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • ½ tsp lime juice
  • A pinch of saffron strands
  • 1 green cardamom


For the Rava Kesari Batter:


  • 3/4 cup fine semolina (rava)
  • 1 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup melted ghee

Mix and Warm these:


  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup prepared syrup




  1. To prepare the syrup: Use a microwave safe glass bowl, add sugar and water. Heat at 100% micro power level for 3 mins.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and heat the mixture for 4 mins at 50% micro power level.
  3. Make the batter:Mix semolina and ghee using finger-tips until Rava is coated with ghee. Stir in the desiccated coconut. Warm the rest of the ingredients at 60% micro power level for 2 mins and fold them into the semolina ghee bowl. The batter will be thick. 
  4. Bake the Rava Kesari:Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease cake pan with ghee. Dump the prepared dough-like batter and level it evenly.
  5. Use a butter knife and make lines to cut portions and sprinkle some slivered pistachios or place cashews. Bake for 25 mins or until the top is light browned.
  6. Remove from oven and pour the remaining cooled saffron flavored sugar syrup all over. Serve warm or room temperature.
  7. The texture is crispy on top and soft inside and overall sweet and delicious. De-mould and dice. Serve garnished with nuts and saffron strands.


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