pineapple kesari recipe

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What is Pineapple Kesari?

Indian recipe for a dessert which has a gorgeous kesari color and distinct fruity flavor, is pineapple kesari. It can be said to be a sooji halwa which is infused with the flavor of pineapple, with a hint of saffron. It is a sheera recipe which carries a very distinct flavor, which is liked by one and all. Generally, kids are fond of pineapple cake, therefore, even kids like this sooji recipe. It is not only healthy but also an easy sweet recipe. Kesari, is a simple yet such a satisfying dessert.  It doesn’t call be many ingredients or too much time. Further kesari recipe or sheera recipe is totally fuss-free and very forgiving. It can be prepared in less than 20 minutes and is an absolute delight.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Pineapple Kesari Recipe

Kesari, as sheera recipe, calls for a handful of ingredients which are easily available in every pantry. And who doesn’t know how to make sooji halwa?! Kesari is a variation of sooji halwa. Here is all that is required for this recipe:

Sooji/ Semolina: Sooji recipes /suji recipes are so common. There are plenty of breakfast recipes using sooji. Even desserts, such as suji halwa recipe/sheera recipe are very popular.

Pineapple: This is one fruit which is hardly disliked by anyone. It is so refreshing. I have used fresh pineapple; you can also go for the canned one. At times when the pineapple I not sweet enough to be eaten raw, I make pineapple kesari or pineapple juice. In fact, I also make this easy dessert for the parties I host and it is a hit every time.

Other ingredients: Remaining ingredients are the same as for any sheera recipe, i.e. ghee/clarified butter, sugar, water etc.

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Sooji halwa recipe is one of the simplest dessert recipes. Likewise, carrot halwa recipe is one of the classic recipes. Rava kesari recipe is another kesari recipe you can make when you are short of pineapple. You might also like our collection of sooji recipes.

How to serve Pineapple Kesari?

Serve it as a dessert after a hearty meal.

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How to make Pineapple Kesari?

1.This recipe serves 5-6 persons, if served as a dessert, i.e. small portions.

pineapple kesari recipe

2.Heat 2 tbsp ghee. Add in a handful of cashews and fry on low flame till golden.

pineapple kesari recipe

3.Next add in a handful of raisins and cook till they puff up.

pineapple kesari recipe

4.Next add ½ cup semolina. Cook on low flame.

pineapple kesari recipe

5.Cook till the raw smell goes away. Do not let the color change.

pineapple kesari recipe

6.Simultaneously heat 1 and ½ cup water. Add in 5-6 saffron strands. Also add in ½ cup of chopped pineapple. Cook till the pineapple pieces become slightly soft, which will take approximately 4-5 minutes.

pineapple kesari recipe

7.Add in the pineapple syrup to the roasted semolina.

pineapple kesari recipe

8.Next goes in ¾ cup of sugar.

pineapple kesari recipe

9.Also add the fried cashews and raisins.

pineapple kesari recipe

10.Cook till the pineapple kesari is almost ready. Add in 2 tsp ghee.

pineapple kesari recipe

11.Cook till the ghee oozes from the sides.

pineapple kesari recipe

12.Serve hot/warm or at room temperature. Bon appetit!

pineapple kesari recipe

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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