Thursday, January 26, 2012

Chocolate Strawberry Kesari "Cocoa Berry Kesari"

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BM#12W2, Day4: This is actually a re-post...The reason why I am doing a re-post is not because I was a lazybum and didn't have nothing to post about..Its just that I sincerely felt that this dish deserves another go..The Original post was made ages ago when this blog was relatively new and not seen many visitors. So it is very possible that many of you may not have seen it..I thought to myself that it would be a sin if I let this dish go unnoticed.

I make this quite often either on festive occasions or when I am entertaining guests..Truth be told I have gotten only praises for this luscious concoction! So here you go-

First post and the recipe is here. The original post does not have step by step recipe. So I decided to post the step-wise pictures here..

For your ears: ""Why this Kolaveri di??"--> Why this murderous rage, Girl?? 
This is just to spite my husband who doesn't get why this song has gotten so popular that more than 1 million people have shared this song on Facebook, why Japanese PM loved this song that he wanted to meet the guy who sang this song, why CNN named this the best song of 2011 and why Youtube awarded Gold Medal to this guy..
Stepwise pictures and procedure:
  • Clean and cut strawberries.
  • Puree it in a blender.
  • Fry the semolina in little Ghee until it is lightly browned.
  • Fry the raisins and nuts in Ghee.
  • Bring water and milk to a boil. Add the sooji and stir continuosly to avoid clumps.
  • Mixture thickens after a while.
  • Now add the berry pulp.
  • Follow-up with sugar and nuts.
  • Stir on a low-flame until the mixture thickens again. Set aside in a bowl and cover with a lid.
  • In the same wide pan, cook the semolina with milk and water. Mix the melted ghee and cocoa in a bowl.
  • Add the sugar to the sooji and it will liquefy the mixture again. To it add the cocoa mix, nut-raisin mixture.

  • Stir until this thickens.

  • Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Using 2 spoons, stuff the ice-cream scoop with 2 flavored kesari.
  • Dump the CocoaBerry Kesari balls on the cookie sheet. Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled. Either way it tastes splendid. Serve it with a cup of Chai. 
Here is another one: MIL's Fruit Kesari-

Sending this to Srivalli's Chocolate Mela
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  1. You 're so creative..kesari looks very tasty..bookmarked it..thanks for the step by step pics :)

  2. Delicious and colorful strawberry kesari. Excellent preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Innovative recipe.. Looks delicious & i love chocolate & strawberry combination

  4. I would love to make strawberry kesari and omit the chocolate :) looks very attractive!

  5. that looks the chocolate kesari topping :)
    Why this Kolaveri di??

  6. i will definitely be trying this - it looks so good and something I have never had!

  7. thats sooo tempting ! chocolate Kesari.. why didnt we think of that before :) and double flavoured too :) superb one..

  8. Love the natural coloring from the fruit. Lovely and pretty sweet dish..

  9. Kesari with a twist!! love the pictures and awesome clicks. Yummy and tasty.

  10. Looks so delish would have surely been a crime if you hadn't got this to our notice..:)

  11. wow CL!!! Great yaar,they are amazing!!!!did the strawberry one had that tangy flavor??? Would love to try this!!!!

  12. Omg, wat an excellent and super attractive kesari CL,lovely..

  13. Love the flavours that go in and the looks of course.

  14. Wow..YUMMY RECIPE...I am loving it..


  15. Chocolate and straberry is my favorite combination and kesari is my favorite sweet very tempting dessert..

  16. Kesari looks very lovely.
    Don't get me wrong. I am not a Tamilian but is able to understand it to a level. It is definitely a catchy tune but very childish lyrics. BTW, have you seen the parody done by Sonu nigam's son on you tube? He is so cute. :)

  17. aiyoo kalakaringo ma. it is superb dear. nice innovative recipe.

  18. Looks delicious. can we try some red food color to make it look red?


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