Sunday, January 6, 2008

Pineapple Kesari

You will need:

  • 1 cup rava/ semolina/sooji
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups Water (can reduce to 2 cups of water to get thick consistency)
  • ½ cup ghee( can increase or decrease according to your choice)
  • 1½ cup canned crushed pineapple in juice (if you are using pineapple chunks better cut it into small pieces)
  • 1/8 tsp of kesari food color (egg yellow)
  • big pinch of cardamom powder
  • small pinch of salt
  • ½ cup cashew and raisins (fried in ghee)
Step 1:

Heat a pan and add 2 tbsp ghee. Add cashews and fry for few minutes.After that add raisins and stir it till it become balloon like structure and transfer it into another bowl and keep it aside.

Step 2:

In the same pan add remaining ghee and fry semolina till it become light brown color.(till it gives nice fragrance). Now add water to it and stir continuously to avoid lump formations. Add sugar, cardamom powder,crushed pineapple with juice and allow it to boil. When it starts boiling add food color and a pinch of salt. Then add half of the nuts and raisins into this mixture and stir it. Please don't close the pan when making kesari. Save the remaining for garnishing.Keep stirring till you get your desired consistency.It will take less than 2 mins to get the desired consistency. When it starts bubbling vigorously switch it off and let it cool for 10 mins. Serve as dessert as warm or cold. It will taste good in both ways.

Step 3:

Garnish with remaining nuts and raisins and serve. A quick dessert is ready to serve.


DAHLIA said...

hi viji,
instead of adding pineapple chunks, try adding pineapple puree. i guess the flavour will be more dominant.

Vijitha said...

Hi Dhalia akka.. I used crused pineapple. It was good.If you want to try you can go ahead and puree it.

Vijitha said...

It will taste better in puree or crushed form i think

Dahlia said...

hi do u get crushed pineapple in the canned food aile??

Vijitha said...

yea sure.. you can find that in canned section.. labelled as crushed pineapple or pineapple pie filling.