Beet Root Rava Kesari-Guest Post by Vijayalakshmi

September is my blog's second anniversary,to celebrate this I asked few of my friends to do guest post.
Today's post is by my blogger friend Virunthuna Vaanga Viji who I came to know in the blogging world through Sangeetha of Spicy Treats.She is one such lovable,kind and calm person,talked her few times over the phone and chat everyday.When I asked her to do a guest post she humbly accepted to do it.
Coming to  her blog its filled with traditional and baking recipes.Today's recipe is a colorful rawa kesari with beet root which is a vegan and low calorie version.

Now present you Viji in her own words

Hello dear friends, am really very happy to present my guest post for one of my lovely friend aka akka Nalini Suresh. We don’t know each other before 5-6 months; we introduced through sangee akka in FB chat. Thanks sangee akka. Even I didn’t know her space before we introduce each other, when I visited her space only, I realised that how come I missed the great collections of our traditional recipes with beautiful explanation and attractive pictures of her creative.
I am really blessed and proud to have such a lovely friends through the blogosphere.  We chatted in FB then we talked over the phone. When she visited India recently, I couldn’t get chance to meet. 
She is lovable wife, cute mom of 2 kids, very humble, down-to-earth, loving, caring nature and humorous person.

I readily accepted her guest post immediately when she asked me but I took some time to present the post. When I asked her, “What type of recipe you want?” she funnily replied that she needs “Dindigul NV Biryani” ;) (But I posted my mom preparation) as she knew that I won’t cook NV recipe… This is example of her humour attitude. Then she said that anything which you like.
I planned to make one dessert using agar-agar but due to my mistake and power cut problem its flop… But sure I will make it again. Then I decided to give a try of Beetroot Rava Kesari…   

Coming to the recipe, I planned to make rava kesari with beets. It’s very healthy and here I didn’t use ghee even a small amount, so it’s purely vegan kesari without any artificial flavours. Am sure this is
good twist from our normal kesari and taste too awesome and healthy too, even kids will love it though we can offer them some healthy beets in the form of dessert.

Category Dessert
Regional Indian
Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cooking Time 15 Minutes
Servings 2


  • Semolina/Sooji/Rava – ¼ Cup (I used double roasted rava)
  • Water – ½ Cup
  • *Beetroot juice – ¼ Cup
  • Cardamom powder – ¼ Tsp
  • Sugar – ¼ Cup
  • Olive oil – 1 Tbsp
  • Pistachios – For garnish 

*Beet root juice – Take a finely chopped or grated beetroot into the juice mixie or blender extract the juice only not pulp.


• Take a kadai add water and beet juice bring it to boil well.

• When it’s boiling well add the rava and stir it continuously to avoid any lumps on low flame.

• Add sugar when it starts thickening, sugar will loosen the rava mixture, and cook it for 2 minutes or till start to thicken.

• Now add olive oil to it and stir it well and switch off the flamewhile it starts rolling.

• Garnish with pistachios 

    Serve it hot or cold.


• Ghee roast or dry roasted the rava if you are using normal variety for 2 minutes.
• You can use ghee instead of olive oil to get more rich flavour.
• Mine get dark colour of the beets; if you wish to get lighter colour adjust the measurement of beet juice according to your
• You can add ghee roasted cashew nuts and raisins.


wow thats an lovely post by you two :) viji is really very humble :) beetroot rava kesari looks super delicious :) she always proves that she is crazy about desserts :P super innovative rava kesari :) adding beetroot makes it very very healthy too :) kudos to both of you it was nice to read this post and lovely recipe dedicated to a friend :)

lovely post,gr8 to know ur friendship and this beets kesari is really a healthy twist from classic version...kudos to both :-)

nice guest post.. lovely combo.. yummy

I too wish I could prepare such delicious kesari. Looks wonderful.

Beautiful guest post VK and Nalini :) happy second anniversay Nalini you have a wonderful space and so glad to be friends with you dear. You both are humble, friendly and at the same time great bloggers :) VK Kesari is so yum and guiltfree would love to try this sometime, love the presentation too

Wow, thats a beautiful guest post by Viji, love that this kesari is vegan, thank god i met u both through this beautiful world,i always felt like to my sisters whenever i talk with u both.. Love u guys.Happy second anniversary Nalini.

i wont agree with you that viji is a calm person :) ava namma manju ku adutha kd..
BTW nice post and write up dearies.. good job :)

wow .. nice post n wonderful prep..

Thank u so much Nalini aks for the great opportunity.. am really very happy to celebrate your 2nd blog anniversary with the kesari... Am blessed to have friend like you friends... Thanks for all your wishes... betn Preeti dear thanks for ur certificate..;)

Excellent guest post by dearest Viji I fondly call her ;)

Oh, you have a lovely space here Nalini...glad to be following you ;)

a beautiful natural colored kesari..Nice post viji for Nalini Akka..Love the presentation

Wow...lovely post Nalini n Viji! Congratulations Nalini and keep up your great work!
Love this healthy twist to the classic Indian sweet, kesari come out so well with beautiful color, love your pics n neat! Well done viji!
I agree with PT, viji silent person ah?! Othukavae maaten ;)

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