Mango Kesari/Mango Kesari Halwa or Mango Sheera

Hello guys! Here comes the awaited final dessert of mangoes, Mango Kesari which was fated to sign off mangoes for this season, on the blog.Mango Kesari or Mango Kesari Halwa or Mango Sheera

If you are checking out the updates here regularly, you would be guessing one thing from my few last updates that they all are going desserts. You know the reason? The reason is that I getting too sweet 😉 Actually I am already very sweet and now it’s reflecting in my posts 🙂

This one is again a “sweet-post” of “Mango Kesari”. It is a kind of halwa that has been prepared in combination of mango (in pulp form) and semolina (Rava) with a tinge of saffron.Mango Kesari or Mango Kesari Halwa or Mango Sheera

Here goes its recipe (with step by step pictures)-


Time Taken-For Preparation-10 min

                      For Cooking- 25 min

Servings- 6



Mango Pulp- 1 cup

Rava/Sooji/Semolina- 1 cup

Granulated Sugar- ¾ cup

Milk- ½ cup + 1 tsp warm

Water- ½ cup

Saffron- 1 pinch

Almonds- 8 (chopped)

Cashew nuts- 8 (chopped)

Raisins- 1 tsp

Rose Essence/ Kewra jal or Cardamom Powder- 1 tsp

Clarified butter/desi ghee-1 tbsp

To Garnish-

Silver leaf

Few chopped nuts

Steps to follow-

  1. Place a deep pan on flame, put in clarified butter and melt it. Throw in semolina and start roasting it on medium-low flame. Keep doing so, frequently until it turns veerrry light brown and roast-y aroma starts leaving out from it.Mango Kesari or Mango Kesari Halwa or Mango Sheera
  2. Now add in water and milk at slow pace while keeping the stir on and following this, add sugar.Mango Kesari or Mango Kesari Halwa or Mango Sheera
  3. Give this all a nice stir and add in saffron dissolved milk (1 pinch saffron+ warm 1 tsp milk).Mango Kesari or Mango Kesari Halwa or Mango Sheera
  4. Stir cook it with frequent stirs (to avoid sticking at bottom and sides); patting mashing, smoothing with back of flat ladle, until all moisture dries up.Mango Kesari or Mango Kesari Halwa or Mango Sheera
  5. Add mango pulp and again stir cook until it becomes wholly dry.Mango Kesari or Mango Kesari Halwa or Mango Sheera
  6. Turn off flame; mix in either kewra jal or cardamom powder (I added kewra jal) and dry fruits & nuts i.e. almonds, cashew nuts, and raisins.Mango Kesari or Mango Kesari Halwa or Mango Sheera
  7. Take out and plate up garnished with silver leaf and nuts.Mango Kesari or Mango Kesari Halwa or Mango Sheera

Enjoy the sweet delicious flavor of Mango Kesari

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. wow looks really good!

    1. shobhnaa says:

      Thank you…. it tastes good too 🙂

      1. Oh will you send some to the US for me? I’m sure it will be eaten up! 😉

      2. shobhnaa says:

        okay :)…. here comes your Mango Kesari right way from India to US. Be ready to receive it at your door……. Here your door bell rings, Ding dong… You Mango Kesari, Sir! 😀

  2. Namrata says:

    Oh wow, kesari bhaath is a very Bangalore dish! and youve added mangoes to make it so much more tastier… gotta try this.

    1. shobhnaa says:

      One dish, loaded with so many different names. Sometimes I feel what apt name should I chose therefore I give several names to it. I have stumbled upon this name also but somehow couldn’t go in depth as the word bhath looked confusing because I had heard word bhat for cooked rice also, used in north eastern regions. That’s why I thought, the recipe might be a sweet saffron rice recipe like zaffran pulao, so didn’t include the word in my post. Now I get to know this one from you. Who else can understand the term better than a Bangalorian. For me the most familiar one is Halwa :), North Indian, Lakhnawi word.
      Thank you for liking the addition of mangoes in it.

  3. Kesari, in all its variations, is always welcome….. The very thought of warm kesari on a rainy Mumbai morning is uplifting 🙂

    1. shobhnaa says:

      yeah something warm sounds very tempting in rainy season however I enjoyed it without rains, Aruna 😦 … as rains God have gone missing from here. It’s been not raining here for quite few days. You do enjoy mango kesari in rains. From Mumbai?

      1. Yes… I am from Mumbai

  4. priya7011 says:

    I love any kind of halwas… But this looks awesome!!

    1. shobhnaa says:

      Thank you…. indeed it is..

  5. radhika25 says:

    Sounds really yummy! I’ve only had pineapple kesari before.

    1. shobhnaa says:

      Thank you Radhika…. you’ve had pineapple one then I tell you how you can assume it’s taste. Assume that flavor, replace pineapple flavor with mango flavor (sweet mangoish flavor+sugary sweet cooked semolina flavor, slight mango-ish aroma, dominated by rosy aroma. It’s your mango kesari :). Try out you’d like it; for me who doesn’t like sweets much, also liked it too much.

  6. sushmita says:

    Nice sheera recipe…..

    1. shobhnaa says:

      Thank you Sush 🙂

  7. Priya says:

    You are indeed very sweet Shobhnaa 🙂 The Kesari sounds so good. I have prepared just a couple of desserts this season with mangoes. Time to make another I guess 🙂

    1. shobhnaa says:

      haha 😀 I was kidding…anyways I got this tag from so many 🙂 thank you for one more. Yeah sure you can give a shot to this one also. For me this one’s signing off to mangoes, for now. No more Mango Mania!

  8. Fantastic :). BTW where are you gayab ? Have missed you here :).

    1. shobhnaa says:

      Awww… so sweet, missed you too. I was here only around you, you didn’t see me 😉 🙂

  9. Gayatri Brahma says:

    Hey! Thank you. Always love to have sweets after lunch . I certainly will try this Delicious and easy to make halwa. thanks again

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