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Ravo - Parsi Semolina Pudding


Some days in the year are happier than others... some days, more fun... some days, sweeter... this is one of those days..

On any occasion that is to be celebrated, the day starts with a bite of sweet... Ravo is a Parsi sweet dish that is traditionally served as breakfast on "good" days.. birthdays and such... but it's too comforting and smile-inducing to be relegated to just those.. :)

On any day that I feel like being happy, I start with a bit of this sweet..

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Ravo (Parsi Semolina Pudding)

1 cup super fine semolina
3/4 cup part sugar
2 cups hot milk
pinch of saffron
5T + 2T ghee (clarified brown butter)
1/4 cup assorted nuts and raisins for garnish

Add the saffron to the hot milk and set aside to steep. In a wide, heavy bottomed vessel, melt 4 tablespoons of ghee over low heat. Slowly pour the semolina and gently toast until the raw smell leaves, about 3 minutes. Add the sugar and toss for another 3-4 minutes.

Pour the milk into the mixture, while continously whisking to prevent lumps. Keep stirring until the mixture thickens to a consistency of grits. Remove from flame and stir in the remaining tablespoon of ghee.

As the semolina cooks, heat a heavy bottomed frying pan on low heat and melt 2 tablespoons of ghee. Add the nuts and lightly toast them and set aside.

To serve, ladle out the pudding in bowls and top with the toasted nuts.


  1. Flawless Clicks as always :) Luv the props ... where do u go prop hunting :)

  2. Beautiful clicks and pudding...

  3. We eat something very similar to that here (or at least in my family). I've had that many times during my childhood...

    Lovely pudding and gorgeous clicks!



  4. Delicious and yummyilicious pudding.

  5. Delicious! That looks too sinful. Love your pudding!

  6. Delicious pudding & lovely clicks!!!
    Prathima ao
    Prats Corner

  7. Looks so delicious and comforting! Very similar to our rava kesari...isn't it?

  8. Such a wonderful tradition. I know I'd have more good days if I started them knowing today was going to be special.

  9. The recipe is wonderful, and I am in love with your pink glass

    classy and gorgeous!

  10. This is beautiful. One of my favorites growing up. Never realized it had Parsi roots (I am of Gujarati origin, so quite close maybe). Like this recipe, the Gujaratis also use milk as opposed to the Punjabis who use water as the liquid base. I love this pudding!

  11. looks yummy asha ! i'd eat the whole pudding at one go ;-)

  12. We call them by a different name, but we have a very similar dish Kesaribath popular in Karnataka.. Simple and tasty dessert!
    Asha, where did you find your pewter plates?
    btw, I have that pink glass too, damn cute ;)

  13. Ooh, how beautiful! I love semolina puddings, and haven't had one in ages since being at my parents house in the US. Yours is so nicely presented.

  14. Gorgeous photos. Everything looks delicious (:

  15. I know these days... and something warm and sweet could make them even more beautiful... Thank you for the recipe!

  16. Love your pewter plates. Looks like a lovely dish I would love to try.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~


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