Tuesday 21 October 2014

Pineapple Kesari - Indian Style Pineapple Pudding

Wishing all my friends and  readers a Happy and safe Diwali!

I tasted this for the first time in my friend Subhashini's house during my college days; since then I started liking this yummy sweet!

Try this pineapple kesari to make your Diwali more special!

Serves - 5 to 6 people


Rava /Semolina / Sooji - 1 cup
Pineapple ( chopped) -
Sugar - 1 to ½ cup
Water - 3 cup
Cardamom Powder -½ tsp
Pineapple essence - ½ tsp (optional)
Ghee - ¼ cup
Cashew nuts - 10 to 12 nos.
Raisins - 7 or 8 (optional)
Yellow colour- a pinch


Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan; add cashews fry till colour changes to golden brown. Keep aside.

In the same pan, add ghee and fry semolina till you get a nice aroma and the colour changes to slightly golden brown. Keep aside.

Add 3 cups of water , yellow colour and pineapple pieces to the same pan; allow to boil.

Once it starts to boil; add semolina to the water and simultaneously stir to avoid lumps (do this in a medium flame).

Stir continuously till the rava is cooked and water is absorbed.

Add sugar and stir well till it melts (in this stage you can notice the formation of lumps, but it will go off by continuous stirring).

Add ghee, cardamom powder, raisins and nuts to the rava mixture and keep stirring till it leaves the sides of the pan.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve it in  a cup.

If you want to make it into pieces; pour the mixture into a greased plate and level it with spoon. Once it is cooled; cut into desired shapes and serve.


Adjust the sugar and ghee level according to your taste bud.


  1. nicely made :) kesari.. plus happy diwali to you too dear

  2. Yummy pineapple kesari, Happy Deepavali Poornima!

  3. yummy ...delicious flavorful kesari


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