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Monday, April 27, 2015

Pineapple Kesari | Pineapple Sooji Halwa

Hope everyone had a great weekend.We had a great one too at a friend's place but weekends get over so soon,its monday again.I hate monday the most in a week and think most of you would agree to this.Anyways,lets get back to today's post-Pineapple Kesari.Kesari is a simple dessert(made with semolina/sooji,sugar and ghee) that can be prepared in a jiffy with very less ingredients and tastes delicious.I added pineapple slices in the kesari to add a fruity flavor.This is a very simple and quick dessert that can be prepared for guests or for a after school snack for kids.This can be cut in slices or can be served like any other halwa.You can even try making it without any fruits or can replace pineapple with some other fruits like mango,apple.Do give this a try and enjoy !!

Preparation time~ 10 minutes
Cooking time ~15 minutes
Serves~ 2-3

semolina/suji/rava 1/2 cup
water 1.5 cups
sugar 1/2- 3/4 cup
pineapple 1/2 cup
cardamom powder 1/2 tsp
yellow food color 1 or 2 drops
ghee 2tbsp
cashews 1.5 tbsp chopped
raisins 1.5 tbsp

  • In a sauce pan,add the water and pineapple pieces.Bring to a boil and add a drop of yellow food color.Boil for 5 mins until pineapple pieces are soft and cooked.
  • In another non stick pan,heat a tbsp of ghee and fry the cashews followed by raisins,drain on a plate.
  • In the same pan,add the remaining ghee and roast the suji/rava on low flame for 3-4 mins.Add the boiled water with pineapples(take good care to lower the flame before adding water in the pan as it may splash).Be  quick to work as it may form lumps and mix until the water is absorbed).

  • Add the sugar and at this point the kesari becomes watery again.Keep stirring to avoid sticking and the mixture tends to leave the sides of the pan,add the ghee if any.Add in cardamom powder,fried cashews and raisins,mix well.
  • Smear ghee in  a plate and transfer the contents in the plate.Spread evenly using a spoon dipped in ghee.
  • Leave to cool before you cut out in pieces and enjoy!!

* I have used  fresh pineapples.Cut in small pieces to soften faster.
* I had used only 1/2 cup sugar and was sweet.You can go upto 3/4 cup for a much sweeter version.

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Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

I love kesari Julie and this is out of the world.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

love the pinapple flavor, looks yumm!

Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

its our favorite too, looks really yum

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous clicks and delicious pine apple kesari....n love your plate also.... :) said... Best Blogger Tips

Best halwa vth pineapple n nice pics..

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

looks fabulous

Fullscoops said... Best Blogger Tips

Tasty one!

jasna varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE pineapple flavour in anything. Would like to try your dessert.

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious kesari!!! love that rustic plate...

Sona said... Best Blogger Tips

Of all kesaris this is my favorite.. love the flavor of pineapple in this delicious kesari.

Vidya Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

Truly delicious favourite.

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the way you presented it...i love pineapple kesari and Your pics make me drool...

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely presentation....I have been thinking of making it .u reminded me :)

meena said... Best Blogger Tips

I used to love having Kesari as after school snack. If the chechi at home did not add color I would always complain this one looks so pretty nice and yellow.