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Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Each year, from September 15 to October 15 Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by sharing the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. Last year - 2021 was especially significant because it was the 200th anniversary of Costa Rican Independence from Spain. Here are a few traditional & unique Latin American recipes you may want to add to your menu: 

Pistachio & Saffron Semolina Pudding - Rava Kesari


Semolina Pudding, also known as Rava Kesari is a favorite sweet and frequently offered prasadam in Southern India. It is often made on festival days like Makar Sankranti, Ugadi, Varalakshmi Vratham and Ganesha Chathuri. This delicious dish is made from a few simple pantry ingredients and takes less than 30 minutes to put together. This tasty Pistachio & Saffron Semolina Pudding is a perfect, quick dessert to cool off a deliciously spicy dinner! Here's my recipe:

Pistachio & Saffron Semolina Pudding - Rava Kesari

Emily (Cooking for Kishore)

This tasty Pistachio & Saffron Semolina Pudding is a perfect, quick dessert to cool off a deliciously spicy dinner!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Semolina (Rava/Sooj)
  • 4 Tbsp Ghee
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 3 Green Cardamom, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp Golden Raisins
  • 1/4 Pistachio, crushed

Instructions

  1. Heat 2 Tbsp of Ghee in a pan, add the semolina and sauté until light golden brown.
  2. Boil the water and add the roasted semolina, sugar, saffron and cardomom. Stir until fully mixed and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  3. In another pan heat 2 Tbsp Ghee and sauté the pistachios and raisins for 2-3 minutes. Add to the semolina pudding. Serve warm and Enjoy!
Yield: 4-6 Servings
Prep Time: 5 mins. Cook time: 10 mins. Total time: 15 mins.
Tags: Semolina Pudding recipeRava Kesari reciperava kesariPistachio & Saffron Semolina Pudding recipedessert recipe, south indian cuisine, Varalakshmi vratham recipe

Nutrition

Calories: 203 per serving

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