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Pineapple Rava Kesari Recipe

Delicious kesari with pineapple infused into it taste absolutely delicious. Rava kesari filled with pineapples, sooji and ghee.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Desert Recipe, Dessert
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • Rawa / Sooji / Semolina - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1 ¼ cup + more if your pineapple is not so sweet
  • Water - 3 cup
  • Pineapple - 1.5 cup chopped into small pieces
  • Ghee - ¼ 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.
Keyword kesari, sooji
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