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Healthy Kesari
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins

A healthy Kesari made with oats, low added sugar and lower fat levels than traditional version

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Swetha Sivakumar
  • 3 cups Chopped apples (2 large apples)
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1.25 cups Rolled oats (comes to 1 cup oat flour)
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar (Add more based on your individual need)
  • 1.5 cups Water
  • 1/4 tsp Elaichi Powder
  • Raisins (handful)
  • Sliced Almonds (handful)
  1. Add 2 Tbsp butter, 3 cups apples and turmeric powder to a cooker and pressure cook for 2 whistles

  2. Once it cools, open the lid and make a puree using a hand blender or mixer jar. 

  3. Powder 1.25 cups rolled oats in a blender. It will become just slightly over 1 cup oat flour. 

  4. To a pan add 1/4 cup butter, raisins, almonds and saute. Once puffed and golden, strain out the raisins and almonds

  5. Saute the oat flour in remaining butter until well roasted.

  6. On a low heat, add 1.5 cups water, roasted flour, raisins + almonds, remaining butter, elaichi powder and apple sauce and bring to a simmer.

  7. Add additional sugar to taste. Switch off the heat.

  8. Close the cooker/pan and let it rest for 5-10 minutes. Serve

Recipe Notes
  • Choose sweet apples rather than tart ones for applesauce. I used red delicious variety. 
  • The small amount of turmeric powder adds a nice yellow color without being detected.