Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ananaas Kesari - अनानास केसरी (Pineapple and Semolina Pudding)

Hello friends,


Here is another sweet from my side. I first ate when I came to Mumbai. We used to go to this lunch place every day and they used to make it as a dessert every Monday and that is how I got hooked on to it. Till that time I had only had sooji ka halwa and never "kesari" let alone "pineaple" one. This has become my favorite dessert now and I also think I have learnt to make a yummy one too :), self-boasting... lol


This is a real fast dessert as well. I mean can be made from start to finish in about 15 min.


Ananaas Kesari - अनानास केसरी (Pineapple and Semolina Pudding)


Ingredients
Sooji (Semolina) - 1 cup
Ananaas (Pineapple) - 1/2 cup finely diced
Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 3 cups
Ghee (Clarified Butter) - 1/2 cup
Kaju (Cashews) - 1 tbsp sliced or chopped
Kishmish (Golden Raisins) - 1 tbsp
Ilaichi (Cardamom) Powder - 1 tsp
Kesar (Saffron) - a few strands
Preparation

  • Take 1 tbsp ghee in a wide pan and roast sooji till nice aroma comes from it.
  • Take a vessel and add water, sugar, kesar, ilaichi powder and pineapple pieces and let them come to a boil.
  • Once water starts boiling and sugar is all dissolved, add sooji little by little and mix well.
  • Add the rest of the ghee and nuts and mix well.
  • Cover and let it simmer for about 5 minutes or till ghee starts separating from the kesari.

Serving
This can be served as a perfect end to a perfect lunch or dinner.



Sending this to Celebrate Sweets - Halwa event of Nivedita.



That's all for now. Till next post, take care.

34 comments:

Suman said...

beautiful looking halwa/kesari...so tempting...my husband's fav...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Umm Umm lovely! Want to make it right away. Mouthwatering. Bookmarked!

Kiran said...

Pineapple kesari looks very delicious.

Nithu Bala said...

Delicious..could feel the pineapple taste and lovely aroma..

Rajee said...

Lovely kesari. I have eaten it in restaurants but never tried it at home. Just wondering when do you add pineapple, with the nuts I assume ?

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Thanks for all your commends dears.

@Rajee, Regarding your question, I add pineapple when I put water/sugar/saffron/ilaichi powder on gas to boil, so that pineapple gets cooked a little.

SS said...

Nice pic.. you can see each grain! Yum! :)

Padma said...

Love pineapple and this look very tempting. Feel like having some.

Kanchana Shekhar said...

hi, ur recipe doesnt say when to add water or pinepapple. can u clarify. nice pic..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Thanks Kanchana for noticing and letting me know. I had totally forgotten to write when to add pineapple and even water for that matter. I fixed the recipe now.

Turmericnspice said...

thanks for visiting us!Love your kesari bhaath too...welove it with pineapple, but made the otherone on Mother's day!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks wonderful... i dont see the bit on pineapple either...

Suhaina said...

looks very tempting. never tried this combo. looks very good. yumm

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Thats an yummy combo!!! Definitely it must have tasted gr8. Thanks for sharing.

Kanchan said...

Quite tempting looking Halwa... Never Added Pineapple to it but hsd it @ some restaurant, looks totally tasty !

Niloufer Riyaz said...

wowwwww, delicious n yummylicious. Nice click Priya

Priya said...

I can finish that bowl anytime...looks utterly tempting and delicious..

Sushma Mallya said...

Yummy & beautiful kesari..

simply.food said...

This dessert looks devine I have never tried fruit in semolina halwa it looks super.

Meena said...

love the kesari...looks so yumm...i make this too!

Aruna Manikandan said...

Pineapple kesari looks lovely and very tempting dear :-)

J said...

very tempting pudding..

SathyaSridhar said...

Looks delicious n perfect dear different combo dear sure it will taste good.

FoodLovers said...

Priya you have a lovely space with all yummy recipes ...
Pineapple pudding really looks gr8 ... nice click ..lovedit..will keep visiting ur blog

Rajee said...

Thanks Priya for the clarification. And MMC challenge is just a personal challenge my friend started to spice up my blog space and keep me motivated :-) You can find more info here:
http://heartycook.blogspot.com/2010/02/me-myself-and-chef-personal-challenge.html

Yasmeen said...

Love the pineapples in the pudding,yum :D

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious pudding dear...yummy

Suja Sugathan said...

Umm lovely pudding..love pineapples..will try this

Yummy Team said...

What a wonderful dessert!! Will try it out sometime..

Gita Jaishankar said...

Wow that looks too tempting dear...wonderful presentation :)

Umm Mymoonah said...

Kesari looks yummy scrummy:-)

Sailaja said...

Dear, Lovely recipe. I am going to try this .

Suma Gandlur said...

Love this any time. I had prepared this for some guests last week and they were going gaga over it. :)

sowmya's creative saga said...

love this dessert..

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