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Pineapple Kesari

 Pineapple Kesari

Kesari is a very unique and popular sweet of South India with a soft melt in mouth texture.Adding fresh juicy pineapples makes it even more special. If you like the flavor of pineapple this sweet/dessert is irresistible. The chief ingredients are semolina/sooji,sugar and ghee.I first tasted pineapple kesari when I visited Udupi in Karnataka and fell in love with this. There it was served as a sweet for breakfast. Try will surely love it.

Rava or Sooji- 1 cup
Chopped pineapple- 1 cup
Sugar- 2cup
Water- 2 cups
Warm Milk-1 cup
Ghee-4 tbs
few drops of food color
Raisins and cashew nuts- a few

Chop pineapple in small pieces and keep aside. In a pot bring water and milk to a boil.
In a heavy bottom pan heat one tsp of ghee and fry cashews till golden brown and raisins till they puff and keep aside.
In the same pan roast rava till it starts changing color to golden ,you can feel a nice roasted aroma. Remove and spread on a platter and allow to cool a bit.
Add the rest of the ghee into the pan and saute the pineapples and allow it to cook, stir fry continuously for about four to five minutes. Add half a cup of sugar and mix.Allow it to caramelize and saute till all the liquid is absorbed.
Pour in the warm milk and water and add food color and then slowly add in the rava. Spread out evenly. Mix well to avoid lumps and close lid just for a few seconds.Remove lid and  continuously stir till water evaporates and add sugar ,cardamon powder and a few drops the ghee. Stir till it the mixture leaves the edges of the pan like a halwa .Garnish with raisins.  Switch off the flame and close lid for a few more seconds.Grease plate with ghee and spread the mixture and let it get set and cool down and cut into desired shapes.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy.


  1. Loved the pineapple flavour!! YUM!! The shape looks cute too :)

  2. I love this anytime. Easy to make n yummy

  3. wow they look so cute!!!
    very tempting and delicious!!

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  4. love pineapple flavor.. those stars look so cute.

  5. I love kesari and pineapple kesari is my favorite :) your's look special, love the stars :)

  6. Nice presentation.

  7. Beautiful kesari,cute presentation Suja.

  8. Love the pineapple flavored kesari

  9. well.. that's creative... looks nice...

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  10. This looks simply mouthwatering ...delicious!

  11. Cute and pretty shape !! Kesari looks delicious !!

  12. Adipoli pineapple kesari Love it suja. I have to make it.

  13. Love the pineapple flavor and the shape as well....

  14. hi suja- very interesting flavor, never tried this before. thanks, i bookmarked. have a nice day

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  16. I love this kesari but yet to try on my own. cute presentation suja :)

  17. Super yummy Kesari...And the star mold has brought the best of it...

  18. Super yummy Kesari...And the star mold has brought the best of it...

  19. looks delicious and cute presentation :)

  20. Wow! very cute and delicious kesari.


  22. wow...yummy kesari with pineapple flavor

  23. Love the flavor of pineapple in the kesari...the kesari stars look very cute

  24. Looks so festive..and adding pineapple sounds great,next time when i make kesari will try this one and I shouldnt forget to buy pineapple too :)

  25. I have never tried pineapple kesari...would love to try...

  26. this is one of my favourite dessert. easy yet so delicious.

  27. Well presented & looks delish!!
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  28. Tempting sweet...Cute presentation!

  29. how come i missed this post. looks yumm Suja and love the combo very much.. looks delish.

  30. Looks wonderful and tempting. Nice recipe.:)

  31. Loved the presentation.. Yuummy recipe..

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