Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pineapple kesari

Very long back I had this pineapple kesari in a wedding breakfast and fallen in love with this immediately. I have heard that this is more famous in Kerala, where we get abundant fruits.
Mostly I prepare Xav's favorites only, but for a change he asked me to make this for me. So I prepared this for Christmas breakfast along with Idly, vada and sambar. Surprisingly he too liked it very much for the first time:) Hereafter I can have this kesari more frequently...hi...hi.

Just like many other recipes, this also remained idle in my draft until now. Here is the most delicious version of Kesari for you.



Ingredients:
Ravai / rava / semolina / sooji - 1 cup
Pineapple - 1 1/2 cup (chopped)
(I used fresh pineapple. But we can use the canned ones too)
water - 2 cups
sugar - 2 cups
(Add more sugar at the end if desired)
cashewnuts - 10
raisins - 15
ghee - 5 tbsp
yellow food color - 1/8 tsp
Cardamom - 4

Method:
1.Take a thick wok / pan , which has a proper tight lid.
Heat a tbsp of ghee and fry the broken cashews , raisins one by one and keep aside. Powder the cardamom and discard the skin, keep aside. (I put the skin in to the tea).

2.In the same pan add another tbsp ghee and roast the rava till we get a nice aroma.
Transfer it to a dry plate.

3.Coarsely grind the pineapple in a blender. Keep aside.

4.In the pan add water , sugar and let it come to a boil.
Then add the yellow food color and mix well.
As the water starts bubbling , reduce the flame.

5.Now add the rava in a wide spread manner .Add it slowly without stirring . Then immediately put the crushed pineapple and stir well. Close it with a lid and reduce the flame to minimum.

6.After the rava gets cooked , add the remaining ghee, fried nuts, cardamom, raisins.

7.Keep on stirring till the kesari leaves the sides of the pan.

Pineapple kesari is ready!

Note:
The pineapple kesari should not be dry , but somewhat sticky.

Serving suggestions:
Serve as dessert along with breakfast or evening tea with spicy snacks.

39 comments:

Pavithra said...

Hey viki thats looking yummy and nice profile pic atlast got to see...

Anu said...

wow tempting kesari dear...

Sarah Naveen said...

Mouthwatering recipe...Looks so yummy Dea..!!! call me next time you make this...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Hey,
Love this version.Looks delicious. Kesari is so versatile isn't it? I have been exploring in the Kesari dept as well.You might like my experiments.Check these out:
http://pangravykadaicurry.blogspot.com/2010/01/pongalsankranthi-special-persimmon.html
http://pangravykadaicurry.blogspot.com/2009/10/kross-bred-kesari-part-chocolate-part.html

Gita said...

Cute post Viki...nice click...I too love this kesari...love the taste so much :)

Parita said...

Delicious!!!!

Sushma Mallya said...

yummy one..i love eating this...had eaten it long long long back,got to do it now ..thanks for the recipe viki

Tina said...

Wow tempting and yummy kesari...

Prathibha said...

I love this kesari a lot...even in kannadiga's weddings also this will be der in d menu

malarvizhi said...

delicious dish.where is the photo?

Priya said...

Yumm!!one of my fav kesari...tempting click..

sowmya.s said...

i love this dessert...made it recently...

Chitra said...

I too should try this soon.Looks very nice ..Will follow ur method :)

Akal's Saappadu said...

pineapple kesari looks absolutely mouth watering and smooth and tempting!! have never tried kesari but reminds me of pineapple thithipu that i've tried already!!

xmas breakfast romba special-aa irukku, adutha xmas-kku unga veetukku vandhuda vendi dhaan!!! :):)

and congratulations for the awards here under!!! have a nice week end!!!

Nandini said...

Cute pineapple kesari! I love the texture and pass me the bowl plz!

Cicily Antony said...

Would like to try this....wonderful post...

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious kesari dear

Asha said...

Gorgeous looking dessert, my fave too. Love the taste Pineapple.

suvaiyaana suvai said...

tempting yummy yummy!!

Babli said...

I have never prepared pineapple kesari. Thank you very much for this new recipe. Kesari looks tempting and I feel like having it now. Wonderful presentation.

Rachana Kothari said...

Mouthwatering!!!!!

Devasena Hariharan said...

Looks easy and good to make! Pic makes my mouth water Viki

Ramya said...

pineapple adds a lil zing to kesari..Love it

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

It would be a great dessert, I always love the addition of fruits to kesari like pineapple and mango...

Sailaja Damodaran said...

My favorite....

Nithu Bala said...

Wow! I love this..my favourite one..like the picture

Malar Gandhi said...

I like pineapple kesari too, very aromatic:)

Devi Meyyappan said...

wow... nice kesari :).. yummy!.. I love the layout of the blog, very cute :)

Jagruti said...

Hey Viki

pineapple halwa looks delectable..very colourful and tempting...:))

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Siddhi S said...

wow viki this kesari luks very yummy...nice recipe, thnx for sharing

AshKuku said...

Thank You for joining my so called Panthis.... & that introduces me to your awesome space which is an ocean, in its true sense..... U have an awesome collection of yummy preps..... It can never happen that I could keep myself away from such a talent...... And this Ksheera that u have posted is totally yum!!!! U have prepared it well, presented & captured it well too..... GR8!!!!!

Ash....
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Yasmeen said...

Such a mellow sweet dish,have to try it :D

Suparna said...

hello viki,
Yummilicious preparation :) I dont mind eating it for all the 3 times meal :) lovely recipe presentation :) liked ur profile photo too :)
Enjoy!
TC

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Kesari is looking delicious....mouthwatering ....Really you have lots of authentic dishes to offer here. Will go through your other post also in due time.
Deepa
If time permits do drop in my blog also
http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

Sashi said...

I have tried a similar recipe, it tastes so good Viki !!!

Aparna said...

kesari is my favorite..looks very tempting :)

Rina said...

Thanks for the yummy treat dear..luv this to the core..

Lekha said...

Its very tasty, i tried several times & my husband loves it..

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thanks Lekha. I am so glad that u both like it.