Nov 1, 2015

Pineapple Kesari / Pineapple Sooji ka Halwa

Kesari is a very easy to prepare common sweet which is oftenly prepared in all the homes.This can be served as a staple sweet at south-indian marriages as pineapple kesari or fruit kesari.Addition of fruits to the kesari tastes different and very yummy too.

I dedicate this yummy flavourful sweet for my sister Vg.
Today is her bday,so surprisingly i treat her with this.
She is more than a sister for me.
She is the world's best to enjoy my happiness and wipe off my tears too.
Happy Birthday..!
Love U always ..!

After making juice with pineapple i got 1Cup of fruit remaining.So planned to make kesari with that.It comes out very well.I cooked half of the fruit and add the remaining chunks as it is,believe me it really tastes well.You can also add the pieces of apple,grapes,pomegranate to this for making fruit kesari and follow the same method.My first attempt in making pineapple kesari got hit by My Man which is a big compliment for me.Try this in your home.

Pineapple Kesari :
Thats It : Cook Rava & Fruit - Sugar,Food Clr - Fried Cashews
Total Time : 25mins
Serves : 3Persons

VIDEO :  Pineapple Kesari

Ingredients :

Pineapple cubes               - 1 Cup 
Rava / Sooji / Semolina   - 1/2 Cup
Water                               - 1 1/2 Cup
Sugar                               - 3/4 - 1Cup
Food Color                      - 2drops
Cardamom Powder         - 1/4 tsp

Ghee                                - 3tbsp
Cashews                          - 5
Raisins                            - 3

* If your pineapple is sour then add 1Cup sugar.
* Add yeelow or orange food colour.

Procedure :

# Cut pineapple as small cubes

1.Heat a heavy bottomed pan with low-medium heat,add 1tbsp of ghee,broken cashews,after a min,add raisins,after it bloats and it browns take it out and keep aside.

2.In same pan,add rava,roast it for 2mins till the smell wafts,then add pineapple cubes (reserve 1tbsp) and roast for a min.

3.Add water, give a quick stir without any lumps then close the lid and cook for 4mins in low flame.

4.Open the lid,rava obsorbs all the water and cooked well.Stir it and add sugar,food colour,remaining pineapple cubes.Now sugar melts and the mixture liquifieds.Cook well for 3mins.

5.Now it starts thickening,add 2tbsp of ghee and stir it.When the mixture starts to leave the sides of the pan,add cardamom powder ,fried cashews,raisins.Switch off the flame.

Pineapple Kesari is Ready ... !!!

 Serve Hot Or Chill.

 Notes : 
1.You can also use pineapple essence for this kesari but the fruit itself gives nice flavour so i skipped.
2.It stays good for 2 days in room temperature.

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