Monday, November 16, 2009

MW Butternut Squash & Barley Kesari

Kesari, my dear H love this delicious sweet dish..usually kesari is prepared with either with rava (roasted semolina)or sometime with vermicelli( semiya)..I tried out this kesari with rava and barley meal which is prepared myself at home with whole barley grains...I grounded a cup of barley grains thrice and by sieving the grounded barley flour, i got a half cup of barley flour and barley meal..i used this barley meal with rava to make out this kesari cooked in butternut squash puree and milk in microwave oven...Its really very easy to prepare kesari in microwave oven and it tooks few minutes to cook...I used some left over butternut squash puree instead of using food colour as the puree of the butternut squash itself gives a terrific orange colour to this delicious sweet...We loved this yummyilicious buttenut squash and barley kesari warm and my lil ones relished each and every spoons..


2cups Butternut Squash puree
1/4cup Milk
1cup Roasted rava
1/2cup Barley meal
1cup Sugar
1tsp Cardamom powder
10nos Cashews
1/4cup Ghee
2pinch Salt
Few pistachios nuts for garnishing

Heat butternut squash, milk and sugar in a microwave safe bowl for 10minutes (high), stir in between until the sugar gets dissolved..now add the roasted rava, salt,barley meal and cook for 20-25minutes (high) again, stir in between every 5 minutes, heat the ghee in a another bowl for 5minutes, add the cashewnuts to the hot ghee and cook again for 5 minutes in high until the cashewnuts get slightly brown..add this hot ghee,cardamom powder and cashew nuts to the already cooked kesari and stir the kesari well and serve warm..

Enjoy!!!

34 comments:

Viki's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Very new kesari. sounds healthy too.

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

Very innovative sweet... healthy and also yummy :)

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

Wow Priya...this is an awesome and delicious kesari...very innovative :)

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Another gr8 recipe from u...sounds delish,nice color from the squash....

Nostalgia said... Reply To This Comment

Fantastic.

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Squash and barley turn into kesari, very palatable!

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

yummy and as always new...:)

kothiyavunu said... Reply To This Comment

very innovative..sounds wonderful,healthy and warming :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said... Reply To This Comment

looks so yum!

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

barley kesari sounds new to me..very healthy diet

Cilantro said... Reply To This Comment

Totally a different Kesari, looks very delicious...very innovative.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

A different type of kesari my..hearing it for the first time..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so delicious and truly very innovative.

my kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Different kesari,looks good.Healthy sweet

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! very innovative and healthy sweet ! Priya suppera irrukku!

Dershana said... Reply To This Comment

That is a fantastic twist to the humble kesari. Much better than adding just the refined rava.

priya said... Reply To This Comment

hey priya, u r simple superb, yaar!!..looks so yummy...lovely color!

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

looks so delicious Priya!!

shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Very different, easy and delicious

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and new...

Sreelekha Sumesh said... Reply To This Comment

New recipe for me.looks very attractive and delicious.btw..collect ur awards from my blog dear..

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

Love the vibrant colour and looks so so sweety yumm.

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

wow love the colour of it...Very innovative as usual and looks yummy too

Pari said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting and a healthy way to make kesari.

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

I amke kesari in microwave as well sometimes ;) This looks too good Priya :)

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

nice idea dear..yummy halwa

kamalabhoopathy said... Reply To This Comment

Nice recipe and different too.

Chitchat said... Reply To This Comment

An innovative and exciting kesari. Sounds and looks delicious.

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Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and innovative Kesari Priya

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

வாவ்வ்வ் அசத்தலான ரெசிபி!!

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

this sounds excellent .. yummm

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Different, innovative and yummy one.

lissie said... Reply To This Comment

you are so innovative, Priya! yummy kesari bath...!

Loonie said... Reply To This Comment

gr8 idea abt using squash in a kesari! I cooked this on stovetop and found that 2 cups squash puree + 1/4 cup milk was too less to cook the rava and the barley. I had to add about 2 cups of liquid (water+milk) as the mixture was getting stuck n burnt. Will this affect the taste/texture of the kesari? How to cook with less liquid, without it getting burnt? Thanks!