Pineapple kesari is an easy and popular dessert in South India. It is similar to rava kesari with diced pineapples. It is a famous sweet served as dessert for morning breakfast. Lets quickly look at the recipe to make sweet.
Preparation Time : 10 mints | Cooking Time : 20 mints | Serves : 3 - 4
Fine Rava / Sooji / Semolina - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup heaped
Ghee - 1/2 cup
Water - 2 cups
Chopped pineapple - 1/2 cup
Chopped Cashew - little
Raisins - little
Saffron - few strands
1. Keep all the ingredients ready. Heat 2 cups of water ( I added 1/2 cup juice from the chopped pineapple to get the natural pineapple flavor) along with few saffron strands and bring it to boil. In a pan heat the ghee.
2. Add the cashews and raisins, fry till it turns golden in low flame. Then add the fine rava or sooji and roast for 3-5 mints until nice aroma comes. Add the chopped pineapple to it(I added the canned pineapple, so did not cook it separately). If you use fresh pineapple boil for 5 mints separately then add it to rava.
3. Add the chopped pineapple and mix well. Roast it in low flame for 3 mints. Also the water starts to boil now. Add the water little by little to the rava pineapple mixture slowly without forming any lumps.
4. Stir well until the rava absorbs all the water. Add sugar and mix until the sugar melts completely. Now the kesari will be little watery.
5. Cover and cook for 5 minutes in low flame until everything is well cooked. Then turn off the stove. Mix the kesari well.
Pineapple Kesari is ready to serve...
My Notes :
1. If you want you can add cardamom powder i did not prefer of adding it, as it reduces the natural pineapple flavor.
2. I added the canned pineapple, so did not cook it separately. If you use fresh pineapple boil for 5 mints separately then add it to rava.
3. Add sugar only after rava is cooked completely.
4. Increase or Decrease the amount of ghee according to your need. But this measure will be perfect and retain in same texture even for long time.