Pineapple Kesari Baath
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Pineapple Rava Kesari Recipe

Recipe Video. Pineapple Rava Kesari is a delicious sooji (semolina) halwa packed with the goodness of pineapple. Learn how to make pineapple halwa in a few simple steps.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: pineapple halwa, pineapple rava kesari, rava kesari
Servings: 4 adults
Calories: 217kcal
Author: Hina Gujral

Ingredients

Ingredient For Golden Syrup:

  • 2 Cup pineapple juice
  • 1 Cup water, at room temperature
  • 1 Cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 Cup bite-size pineapple cubes
  • 1 teaspoon saffron strands (kesar)
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder (elaichi powder)

Other Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup semolina (rava/sooji)
  • 1/4 Cup ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/4 Cup sliced cashews

Instructions

Prepare Golden Syrup:

  • In a large deep saucepan bring water, juice, pineapple cubes, saffron, sugar, and cardamom powder to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and let the liquid simmer. Keep stirring at regular intervals.
  • The sugar should dissolve completely, and the liquid should turn golden in color. The pineapple pieces should become soft. Taste and adjust the sweetness accordingly.

Roast Semolina (Suji):

  • Meanwhile, start roasting semolina — heat ghee in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium flame. Fry sliced cashew till light brown and transfer to a plate. Keep aside.
  • Next, add semolina and roast over medium heat until it changes color to light brown. Continuously stir semolina while roasting else it might get burnt.

Prepare Halwa:

  • Now, slowly add hot golden syrup to the roasted semolina. Add half amount of water at a time and continuously stir semolina to avoid lump formation. Gradually, add the remaining liquid. Stir continuously in one direction.
  • Once the semolina starts bubbling, cover and cook for 3 - 5 minutes over low heat. Do not cook for too long.
  • Turn off the heat. Open the lid and add fried cashews. Mix nicely.
  • Serve pineapple rava kesari warm garnished with pineapple cubes and cashews.

Notes

  • Use only fine semolina or rava for making the halwa. 
  • It is best to roast semolina over low heat for a good taste and color. 
  • Make sure the syrup is warm while adding in the roasted semolina. 
  • Taste the syrup and adjust the amount of sugar as per your preference. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1small bowl | Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 37.4g | Protein: -13g | Fat: 5.9g | Fiber: 2.2g