Atukulu Kesari

Atukulu Kesari |Atukulu Halwa for Diwali

Atukulu Kesari is a different Kesari from the regular Rava Kesari. Here I roasted the poha and made into coarse powder and then prepared this halwa. This recipe is adapted from Blend with spices by Hari Chandana ponnaluri.
Course Festival Recipes, Indian Festival, Sweets
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Atukulu Kesari
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 People
Author Pavani


  • Atukulu/poha/Flattened rice- 1/2 cup
  • Ghee- 5 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts -2tbsp
  • Raisins-1tbsp
  • Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
  • Sugar-1/2cup
  • Food colour/ saffron mixed in milk


  1. Heat a pan and roast the poha for 3-4 minutes
  2. Allow it to cool and grind into a coarse powder
  3. Again, heat a pan with ghee, fry the cashews and raisins till they turn into golden colour. Take them into a bowl and keep aside
  4. In the same pan add the powdered poha mixture and fry 2-3 mins or until a nice aroma comes.
  5. Add 1 cup of hot water and combine everything well without any lumps
  6. Add the remaining ghee and cook completely.
  7. Next add sugar, food colour along with cardamom powder and mix everything well.
  8. Keep mixing and cook for 5-6 mins or until it leaves the side of the pan
  9. Add the fried cashews, raisins and mix well and transfer into a severing bowl and enjoy this delicious atukulu Kesari with family and friends for this Diwali