Oct 3, 2013

Pineapple Kesari / Pineapple Rawa Kesari / Pineapple Sooji Halwa / Pineapple Semolina Pudding

One of the easiest sweets which you can make in no time is kesari. It just needs few ingredients and we make it often too. You can check out the rawa kesari and semiya kesari recipe from this blog. Making kesari is not at all difficult, it is quite easy if you follow few steps. One of the main this is roasting rawa and water level. If you follow this then making kesari is a breeze.

Normal kesari taste divine..Then think about adding pineapples in them, YUM right. Yes pineapple kesari is totally addictive. The smell just waft from the kadai and fills the entire house with the aroma, nobody can turn back. So here you go to the recipe..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 to 40 mins
Serves - 5 to 6


Rawa / Sooji / Semolina - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 1/4 cup + more if your pineapple is not so sweet
Water - 3 cup
Pineapple - 1.5 cup chopped into small pieces
Ghee - 1/4 cup
Yellow Food Colouring - a pinch
Cardamom Powder / Yelakai - 1 tsp
Cashews - 3 tblspn
Sultanas / Kishmish - 3 tblspn


Take water in a sauce pan and bring that to a boil. Add in pineapple pieces and your food colouring into that and mix well. Let it simmer while you continue with the next process.

Heat half of the ghee in a kadai. Add in cashews and kishmish and fry till golden brown. Now add in the rawa and roast it in the ghee for a good couple of mins.

Now add in the pineapple water and mix well. Cover this with a lid and simmer till the rawa is cooked. It will take around 5 to 8 mins.

Now add in sugar and mix well. Cook this for a good 10 mins or so till it gets thick.

Now Add in cardamom powder and the remaining ghee and mix well.

Once the mixture leaves the sides of pan without sticking, then the kesari is ready.

Serve warm or at room temp.

Take all your ingredients
Chop your pineapple pieces into very small pieces
Boil 3 cups of water
Add in pineapple pieces

mix well

Add in food colouring

bring it to a boil
Heat ghee

Fry cashews and kishmish

fry them well

Add sooji

Fry till it turns light golden
like this

Pour in pineapple water

mix well

It will thicken up

Cover with a lid

cook till it gets thick

add sugar
mix well

cook till it turns thick

add cardamom powder


till it leaves the sides of the pan



  1. Looks yum and truly loved the colour,
    the step wise pictures does a lotof help....thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. Excellent and colorful looking kesari.

  3. superb!!!can we use tin pineapples for this recepie?

  4. Oh...this looks so yummyyyyyyyyy

  5. hi i am purnimaa from Bangalore have been following your blog you are truly doing a great job thanks have tried many of your recipes it's coming out ss inviting as yours :) thanks alot

  6. can we add brown sugar or jaggery instead of sugar ??


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