Pineapple Kesari | South Indian dessert
Today I’m going to share with you an awesome recipe – Pineapple Kesari. It is a simple South-Indian desset mainly prepared during festive and special occasions. Fresh Pineapple chunks are used for this recipe. You can also use canned pineapple along with the juice. This is how we prepare this yummy sweet…Enjoy..!
Pineapple chopped - 1 cup
Saffron strands - a few
Milk - 2 to 3 tbsp
Ghee - 4 to 5 tbsp
Cashewnuts - 8 to 10
Rawa - 1 cup
Sugar - ¾ cup
Cardamom pwd - a generous pinch
Core the pineapple and slice them into small chunks and keep it ready.
Soak saffron strands in 2 tbsp of warm milk.
Heat a non-stick tawa
Add ghee and fry cashew nuts to golden.
Remove the nuts from the tawa retaining the ghee.
Add rawa to the ghee and roast in low medium flame.
Continue stirring until turns light golden brown color.
Now add hot water to the rawa little by little and mix well without lumps.
Add the sugar , soaked saffron strands along with milk, cardamom pwd, a pinch of salt ( to activate the sweet flavor ) and mix well.
Let it cook for few minutes or until the water slightly disappears turning to a thick mass.
Now add the roasted cashew nuts and slowly add ghee as you stir.
Now you add pineapple chunks and cook for a minute.
Mix well. The consistency will slowly turn soft and melty.
Serve hot kesari and enjoy..:)