Ravo is a traditional Parsi Food served on every festivity. It is made up of semolina and milk flavoured tradtionally with cardamom and nutmeg, sometimes referred to as "Parsi flavours". While Ravo has eggs this version is vegetarian and eggless which originated in Mumbai, India. It is an easy to prepare quick pudding, which is healthy to share with infants, toddlers and the elderly.
Serves 6-8 persons
4 cups fullcream milk
1/2 cup condensed milk
4 tbsp coarse semolina
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp salted butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1/4 tsp freshly scraped nutmeg
In a pan heat the milk and condensed milk semolina, sugar and salt. Stir constantly with a whisk until the whole mixture thickens. Cook until your preferred thickness.
Remove from the heat and add butter, cardamom, nutmeg and vanilla.
Return to the stove on a very low heat, cooking for another 10 minutes,
To serve garnish with roasted slivered almonds and raisins.
If you must used skimmed milk out of the pantry it is best to add half a can of evaporated milk to enrich it.
While this can be eaten cold, the texture does tend to change. I prefer it warm.
It will thicken as it cools down but if you reheat it the consistency will once again thin down.
For other Parsi Recipes try The Art of Parsi Cooking;reviving an ancient cuisine.
Photo courtesy Niloufer Mavalvala