November 6, 2018

Pineapple Kesari

A new recipe on the blog to celebrate Diwali - Pineapple Kesari.

May joy, love and prosperity illuminate your lives and homes.
Wishing you all a Happy Diwali!

  1. Pineapple - 1 cup roughly chopped
  2. Rava/Semolina - 1.5 cup
  3. Sugar - 3/4 cup
  4. Ghee - 1/2 cup 
  5. Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  6. Saffron strands - 3 or 4
  7. Water - 3 cups
  8. Raisins - 2 tbsp
  9. Cashew nuts - 2 tbsp

  • Heat about 2 tbsp of ghee in a pan and fry the cashew nuts until color begins to change. Drain on kitchen towel
  • In the same ghee fry the raisins until they puff up. Drain and set aside.
  • Add another tablespoon of ghee and fry the pineapple. Keep it covered and let it cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the pineapples and add 2 more tables spoon of ghee and add the semolina. Cook the semolina until roasted and fragrant.
  • Meanwhile heat water in a saucepan along with saffron strands.
  • Add the semolina to the boiling water and keep mixing to avoid lump formation. Once it is mixed well, add sugar and mix until combined well. Continue on low flame.
  • Finally add pineapple, remaining ghee and cardamom powder. Continue mixing until the kesari comes together.
  • Turn off the flame and garnish with raisins and cashew nuts.

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