This kesari is a very special sweet as it has pieces of delicious fruits in it. This is a very fine dessert to serve the guests after a grand meal.
Semolina- 2 cups
Sugar- 4 cups
Warm water – 4 cups
Cardamom powder- half tsp
Saffron- a pinch
Warm milk- 3 tbsp
Rose essence- a few drops
Ghee- half cup
Cut all the fruits in to tiny bits.
Soak the saffron in the milk.
Heat a kadai and pour the half of the ghee.
On medium fire fry the cashew nuts and raisins at first to golden brown.
Then remove them away keep aside.
Fry the semolina in the same ghee until the aroma floats on air.
In a big kadai pour the warm water.
When it starts boiling add the semolina and cook it until all the water is evaporated.
Add the sugar and cook on slow fire mixing continuously and pouring the remaining ghee in intervals.
Pour the saffron milk and sprinkle the cardamom powder.
When the kesari is cooked well, add all the fruits and fried nuts and raisins with the essence.
Mix well on slow fire for 5 minutes.
Pour a tsp of ghee on top and put off the fire.