Semolina with Banana

Semolina with Banana

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This is a traditional Indian dessert called kesari bhat. It combines banana and semolina with nuts and raisins.


Serves: 8 

  • 1 pinch saffron threads
  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) hot milk
  • 3/4 cup (190ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cups fine semolina
  • 1/2 cup banana (optional)
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 125g ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/2 cup cashew pieces
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Preparation:2min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:12min 

  1. Soften the saffron threads in the hot milk; set aside. Heat oil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in the semolina. Cook until toasted and light brown, stirring constantly.
  2. Bring the milk to a boil in a separate saucepan. Turn heat to medium-low and stir in the semolina and banana; cover and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the sugar, cover and cook for an additional minute.
  3. Meanwhile, in a separate pan, heat ghee over medium-high heat. Add cashews and raisins; cook until the raisins puff. Pour the raisins into the semolina, mix well and cook covered for another minute.

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