Monday, December 23, 2013

Pineapple Kesari

                                                       Pineapple is a favourite fruit in our house but not as a fruit!!!ya my kids are not fruit friendly!! yes they like it in the form of pineapple rasam or pineapple kesari!!Those are their two favourite dishes! that is the reason i buy pineapple..This time i bought a full fruit and made pineapple rasam for few days and made pineapple kesari today.It is same way you make rawa kesari but with the pineapple flavour and fruits in it.Those who like pineapple flavour would love it.I have tasted it in most of the South Indian wedding breakfast menus and It is popular in Karnataka too!,

You will Need

  • Half cup Rawa
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 11/2 cups Water
  • 1/3 cup chopped Pineapple
  • Few drops of Pineapple Essence
  • 1/4 cup Ghee
  • Few Cashewnuts
  • Few Raisins
  • Pinch of Cardamom powder
  • Half pinch of Edible camphor

How to
  • Heat a tbs of ghee in a  thick pan fry the broken cashew nuts till light brown add the raisins and fry,remove in a plate and keep it aside.

  • In the same pan heat another tbs of ghee and fry the rawa for few minutes just before it starts changing colour remove t in a plate and keep it aside.
  • While frying the rawa in another vessel heat one and half cups of water  add a half tsp of yellow colour  and the pineapple pieces to that and keep it ready.(reserve some pieces for garnishing)
  • Add this liquid to the roasted rawa slowly.Keep stirring in one hand and add add the liquid slowly.
  • Cover and cook for two to three minutes then add the sugar.
  •  Once you add the sugar it will become little watery.let it become thick to halwa consistency.
  •  Add pineapple essence,cardamom powder and edible camphor.
  •  Add the fried casewnuts and raisins and rest of the ghee and switch off the stove.

Mix well and enjoy the fruity flavoured kesari.

  • Roast the rawa in ghee so that it gives a better texture.Roasting in important otherwise the sweet will become gooey.
  • As time goes it will thicken.You can fill it in small moulds and place it in a plate.
  • If you like only the pineapple flavour you can avoid cardamom powder and camphor(i did)