Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pineapple Kesari

Rava - 1 cup
Sugar - 2 cups + 2tbspns
Pineapple - 1/2 cup, chopped finely
Cashews - 10-12
Oil* - 2 tbspns
Ghee - 5 tbspns
Pineapple Essence - 2 tsps
Food Color(Yellow) - 1/4 tsp
Water - 3 cups

* Oil is added to retain the consistency of the kesari.

Add 2 tbspns of sugar to the pineapple pieces and let it rest for at least 1 hr.
In a pan add 3 cups of water and add the yellow food color. Let it boil.
Heat 1 tbspn of ghee and 2 tbspns of oil in a non stick kadai and fry the cashews till light golden brown. Now add the soaked pineapple pieces and fry for a minute. Then add the rava and roast till it starts turning light brown color.
Now add the boiling water to the roasted rava. Keep stirring to avoid the lumps. As soon as it  starts bubbling simmer the flame and close the lid for 5 minutes. Give a quick stir and add the sugar. Now add 2 tbspns pf ghee and keep stirring. Add the pineapple essence and add the remaining ghee. Switch off the stove.
Transfer to a greased plate and cut into desired shape.

Sending this to Valentine's Day Recipe Contest hosted by Priya.


  1. Delicious..Mouthwatering recipe..

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    Have heard of pineapple kesari but havent tried it. I'm Kesari lover and my fav fruit being pineapple sure i'd love this! wonderfully presented captures!

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