Chocolate rava kesari – Kesari recipes

  Kesari/sooji halwa/sheera is the simplest and most delicious among all the Indian desserts. You can make so many variations of this sweet by adding different colours,or different fruits, nuts, pineapple and whatever you could probably think of. You can even check out my two versions where I have used a mixture of fruits in one and just pineapple in the other.

   One of my friends makes this for her kids and carries it with her for outings or during picnics. It sometimes makes a filling meal for kids if they don’t eat anything else. Since then I have been doing that for my kid too. So I try out different versions everytime so that its interesting for the kid too.

   I had seen the chocolate version in Maahima’s blog where she has used bournvita instead of cocoa powder. I loved the idea and made it during one of our picnics. It was delicious and everyone loved it. Thanks for the idea Maahima.


1 cup Semolina
3/4 cup Sugar
2 tbsp Bournvita
1 cup Milk
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp+1tbsp Ghee


  1. Cashews and almonds (broken)- few(optional)( I did not add as I was in a hurry)


  Boil the milk along with water.

  Heat ghee in a pan. Add the semolina. Roast it for 5 minutes till it gives away a nice aroma.

  Add the sugar and mix well. (You can also add cardamom powder if you want)

  Add the bournvita and mix well.

  Now pour the boiled milk over the mixture stirring it simulataneously. Take care no lumps are formed.

  Keep stirring to form a thick mass.

  Roast the nuts in some ghee till brown and add it to the kesari and mix well.

  Add the remaining ghee and mix well.


  1.   You can have as it is.

  I usually spread it on a plate and cut them into pieces. Its easy to carry when you are going out and even more easier to feed your kids this way.

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  1. Priya Yallapantula

    Sowmya, I am literally drooling over it. I am surely making this very very soon 🙂

  2. wow, chocolate kesari. never tasted it before. looks sooo good. will soon try it out..

  3. Jayashree

    Lovely idea, Sowmya. I have tried combining maida and bournvita to make bournvita cake.

  4. this is new to me. chocolate kesari looks good. 🙂

  5. jeyashrisuresh

    nice idea of making choclate kesari. kids will love this.

  6. hmmmmm with chocolate that is a delcious idea and looks yumm.

  7. Krishnaveni

    new to me, looks so good…will try out soon, thanks for the recipe sowmya

  8. Priya Suresh

    Simply super, kesari looks irresistible..

  9. Hamaree Rasoi

    Lovely combination. Looks soooo yummy. Shall try soonDeepaHamaree Rasoi

  10. Nice idea to add chocolate to kesari..A sure hit among the kids.

  11. How innovative…cool dear….looks too gud

  12. hi sowmya,chocolet kesari looks so delicious …very new n interesting combo for me …mouthwatering picture…u r having a beautiful space sowmya ….so many variety of dishes ..i was unable to cover all due to lack of time but bookmarked so many …happy to find u if time permits do visit my blogsatya

  13. Life is beautiful!!!

    Such a delicious treat. Looks xtremely tempting.

  14. Sharmilee! :)

    Hmm nice twist to the usual kesari..looks yum!

  15. Lovely idea, I can imagine this kesari tasted pretty awesome !

  16. Love the creativ chocolate kesari.Sure will be a winner with the kids.


    Chocolate kesari??? This sounds really good ya! My son loves kesari, bookmarking this! 😉

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  19. Valarmathi

    Wow…such a tempting kesari, looks delicious and makes me drool.

  20. Wow.. thats innovation. I love kesari and chocolate in it is gonna give the extra punch 🙂

  21. sanjeeta kk

    This is a good flavor for kesari. Must try.

  22. Wowow, superb kesari 🙂

  23. Pari Vasisht

    Sowmya, thanks for this, bookmarked. I am sure any one will love this.


    Thats very innovative,kids are going to love this definitely!

  25. Nithu Bala

    I’ve never thought of using bournvita in kesari..sounds very delicious..gonna try this..yummy..


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