Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sapota (Chikoo) Kesari

This is my post for Day5 BM#7 "Combo Meals" Group2.
"Chikoo kesari and Urad dhal vada....a evening snack combo with hot coffee....." Medhu vada is common and the kesari recipe is as follows...

Chikoo kesari--this was new to us until we had it from the Sunday spl mini tiffen from sangeetha restaurant near our house..
My daughter never takes any fruits..but somehow liked this dish so wanted to give a try.....and it came out perfect and now i make this often so atleast she takes this fruit in this form...Going to the recipe.



Chikoo- 2 fruits(peel and cut into medium pieces removing the seeds)
Roasted Rava- 1 cup(if not roasted roast the rava in a dry pan till you get a nice aroma)
water-2 cups
Sugar- 1 1/4 cup(can adjust acc to ur taste)
Cardamom powder- 1/2 tsp
Pacha Karpooram- a pinch (optional)(Edible Camphor)
Ghee-4 tblsp
Cashew- 6-7 pieces(broken to small bits)
Raisins- 6-7 pieces
Ground Chikoo pulp
Roasting cashews and raisins

Before adding raw-bringing the water and pulp mixture to a boil


1.Peel & deseed the fruit and grind to a smooth paste without adding any liquid.
2.Heat a kadai,take 1tsp of ghee and when hot fry the cashew and raisins and reserve
3.Add the ground fruit pulp in the same kadai and saute for 3-5 mins and then add the water measured and mix in the cardamom powder and edible camphor if using and bring to a boil.(No need to add colour because this kesari has a natural fruit colour and aroma...
4.Slowly add the roasted rava stirring vigourously to avoid any lumps
5.Then when the rava is fully cooked,add the measured sugar and mix evenly.
6.Then add the remaining ghee one spoon at a time and keep stirring,till u get a not thick consistency but the contents of the kadi starts leaving fat on the sides..this may take some 5 mins after the addition of sugar.
7.Then garnish with the fried cashew and raisins and Serve!
Hot! Yummy kesari is ready to be served!!

Crispy hot vada and hot kesari  SERVED with Filter Coffee....

Group 2  23-29th June

Combo Meals: RujutaSushma
Cooking from Back Pack: 
AarthiArchanaCLPavaniPJSuma GandlurKalyaniGrishma
Cooking From Cookbook: 
Crunchy snacks for Kids: NirmalaSrivalliKamalika
Regional Special: Jayasree
No Butter Bakes for diet:Gayathri KumarHariniJaneMonika


Mom Chef said...

this is really new to me !!! must try !! Looks delectable..

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PJ said...

Very innovative recipe.Looks so delicious.

Pavani said...

Totally new to me, but looks amazing. Chikoo & kesari whats not to like about it.. Yummy.

Nirmala's kitchen said...

Addition of chickoo is something new to me!!!Will try soon

Deeptha Kiruba said...

very innovative.. the final display is very nice!!!

Deeptha Kiruba said...

Very innovative... the final display is very nice!!!

Suma Gandlur said...

I tried kesari with other fruits but not with chikoo. Looks yum!

Aarthi said...

have not heard this before..looks innovative and delicious..Look that combos..can you pass the plate to me

Archana Vivek said...

This is completly new.Sounds awesome.I also love the spoon you have used(blue..kiddo spoon)

sabina said...

Thanku all for the lovely comments...that was my daughter-she suggested to leave that spoon there...

Gayathri Kumar said...

Chickkoo Kesari looks amazing. Very innovative idea...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Exotic kesari! I love Sapota. I have never tried it in Kesari form. Looks super inviting!

Rujuta said...

Chikku kesari..very unusual..must try it out and teamed with medu vadas.. very interesting
Happy Blogging

Aarthi said...

WOW... The pictures (Sapota kesari)are too good.. wonderful blog Sabina... Mouth watering... Inspiring me to try out new things. I will surely look into your blog for vegetarian options. so please keep posting

Srivalli said...

Wow I never thought abt this..sapota must have really rendered so well!..great combo..

Kurryleaves said...

Lovely recipe....going to try this one tommo..

Sanky said...


I also had this in Sangeetha and since then wanted to try this out. Today I saw ur blog and followed the recipe.. It has come out really well.. Thanks.