Instant Pot Rava Kesari | Sooji Halwa

Sooji halwa is popular Indian sweet dish and it is also called Rava Kesari or Kesari Bath. . It’s very simple and fast to cook. Sooji halwa is prepared during several festive occasions. 

Wow! A very simple tasty sooji halwa releasing it’s the great aroma of ghee.

    • 1 cup Sooji/Rava
    • 1 cup Sugar
    • 2 1/4 cup Water
    • 4 tbsp Ghee
    • Pinch of salt
    • Food color (optional)
    • Cardamom (optional)
    • 2 tbsp Cashews
    • 2 tbsp Raisins

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    • Turn on Instant Pot - saute mode
    • Add ghee, when it is hot add cashews and raisins.  Stir until it turns light brown.
    • Add sooji and roast it for a minute, it turns to golden brown and a beautiful aroma spreads out in the kitchen..
    • Add sugar, salt, food color, and cardamom with water.
    • Close the instant pot with sealing position.
    • Cancel saute mode, set manual high pressure for 1 minute. Pressure may not build up (the valve may not raise up)
    • Open the lid after 5 minutes. Mix it well, transfer it to the bowl.
    • Yummy Sooji Halwa is Ready!


  • Adding salt will enhance the flavor.
  • People who like to have more sweetness in their Sooji halwa can slightly increase the quantity of sugar as per their taste.
  • Food color can be avoided.
  • Saffron can be added instead of food color.