Warm the milk and soak the saffron strands in them for at least 10 minutes.
Crush the cardamom seeds to a rough powder.
In a heavy bottomed vessel or kadai/wok, over medium heat, heat the ghee.
Add the split cashew nuts and fry till light brown.
Add the rava and fry till it just starts to turn brown.
Turn the heat to low. Add the sugar and mix well.
Add the kishmish and mix well.
Add the water and cardamom powder.
Turn the heat up to medium and let the rava cook.
When the water is almost absorbed, add the milk and saffron.
Let it cook over medium-low heat till almost all the water is absorbed.
You can use 1 Cup Milk and 1.5 Cups water, instead of 2.5 Cups of water.Add a few drops of yellow/kesar food colour to the water, if you want the kesar color to the sheera.Always serve sheera/rava kesari warm.Try eating Sheera with Puri. :)
Keyword Rava Sheera, Semolina Pudding, Sheera, Suji ka Halwa