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Friday, October 15, 2021

Pineapple Halwa (Step by Step Pics)

Wishing all a Very Happy Dusshera !!
Last year most of us were confined at home, no getto or family visits during all festival times due to Covid-19. This year, the situation has improved in the majority of the states. Hopefully we can enjoy most of the upcoming festivities with the same zeal and enthusiasm. Schools are also re-opening by 1st November and everything is slowly moving back to track. Schools were closed for almost 1.5 years now and kids are also eagerly waiting to meet their friends.

Sweets are always a big 'yes' to my kids, and so do the halwa recipes. This is a simple halwa recipe that you can prepare in a jiffy and enjoy. This halwa has a tangy feel, and so people who don't like the tanginess may add more sugar to hide the tangy feel. Fresh pineapple recipes are listed at the end of this page if you would like to try out something new. The halwa is smooth and silky. I haven’t added any colour to this halwa and all that you see in pics is the real colour of fresh pineapple. You may add a bit of yellow colour if you like a vibrant colour to the halwa. Do give this a try this festive season and enjoy with your dear ones.

Please check out more halwa recipes listed in my space-

Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
Cooking time ~ 15 minutes
Author ~ Julie 
Serves ~ 6-8 pieces
pineapple medium size,1 or cubed 2 cups or 2 cups juice
sugar 3/4 cup -1 cup
corn flour 1/4 cup
water 1/4 cup
cardamom powder 3/4 tsp
almonds or cashews 1 tbsp
ghee 1.5 tbsp

  • Keep ready the corn flour mixed with water. Chop the almonds and keep ready. Powder the cardamom and keep aside.

  • Peel and clean the pineapple and chop small. Add to a blender jar and make a smooth paste. Add sugar and blend again till the sugar is completely dissolved. Strain the juice in a strainer so that we can get rid of the fibres.
  • Prepare a bread pan lined with parchment paper. Add chopped nuts(very few) at the bottom.

  • Add ghee and pineapple juice to a heavy bottomed pan. Cook the juice mixture till it's reduced slightly and thickened. At this point, add the corn flour mixed with water. Keep stirring till there are no large lumps and the mixture thickens.  
  • Add the cardamom powder and chopped nuts (1/2 tbsp).

  • Cook till the mixture starts to leave the pan(about 5 minutes). Switch off flame and transfer to the prepared pan. Smooth the top surface and garnish again with few more chopped nuts.
  • Leave to cool completely before you cut in squares. Enjoy.

* As pineapple is a tangy fruit, alter the amount of sugar as per the sweetness of this fruit. 
* You can even add a pinch of yellow colour for the vibrant look, but I haven't added any colour, it's the natural pineapple colour that you see.



Angie's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

What a delicious and different way to enjoy some fresh pineapples! Save me a piece, please :-))

Vineetha Sush said... Best Blogger Tips

Texture looks amazing Julie..looks so delicious !

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Love pineapple halwa..looks delicious.