Thursday, March 31, 2011


Pineapple- kesari
Pineapple kesari recipe with video
After tasting a wonderful pineapple kesari in saravana bhavan ,i wanted to attempt this at home. This recipe i have tried so many times,but every time i make this , it gets over within 5 minutes. This time i pleaded them to wait  till i click the pictures. Thanks to them,so finally i am here with the recipe of pineapple kesari.  .
Check out my Rava kesari recipe.

Pineapple kesari recipe

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 25 Mins |Serves: 3-4

   Rava | sooji   1/2 cup
   Pineapple chunks  1/2 cup
   Water  1 and 1/2 cup
    Sugar   3/4 cup 
    Ghee  3 -4 tblsp 
    Cashew nuts  few
    Cardamom powder   a pinch (optional)
    Milk  1 tsp
    Turmeric powder  2 pinches   
                                                     Video on How to make pineapple kesari

how to make pineapple- kesari

  • In a kadai, add a tsp of ghee and fry the cashews until they turn nice golden brown colour .
  • Keep it aside.
  • In the same pan, dry roast the rava for few minutes, till a nice aroma arises and the rava turns slightly brown.
  • Be careful not to make it burn.
  • Cut the pineapple into fine pieces.
  • In a sauce pan heat the water and add the pineapple chunks and bring it to a boil.
  • Slowly add the hot water with the pineapple chunks to the roasted rava.
  • Stir well till the rava gets nicely cooked.
  • To check whether the rava is cooked  or not, wet your hands and touch the mixture.  If rava  doesnt stick to your hands it means it is completely cooked.
  • Now slowly add the sugar to this cooked rava.
  • To avoid getting lumps add sugar slowly with one hand and stir the mixture continuously with other hand.
  • Do not panic if the mixture gets watery.
  • You will get the right consistency if you continuously stir this for few minutes. 
  • Mix the turmeric powder with milk add to this. This is to bring slight yellow colour, you can add food colour too.
  • Add the ghee at regular intervals. Add cardamom powder and the roasted cashews.
  • Mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes in a low flame and lastly add 1 tsp of ghee to give it a glaze.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Serve warm.  
pineapple - kesari
  1. The rava has to be cooked properly, otherwise the kesari will become watery.
  2. Be careful, while adding sugar,otherwise lumps will be formed.
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  1. Yummy looking kesari....beautiful clicks too

  2. Pineapple kesari looks mouthwatering!

  3. The pics are FANTASTIC..the texture is so nice n creamy!

    US Masala

  4. delicious Kesari nice presentation..

  5. Kesari looks to be yummy and delicious. Great preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. Wow i love it one of my fav kesari....super!!!

  7. Love this a lot.. absolutely tempting.

  8. My fav kesari, can have it anytime, seriously am drooling..

  9. I too love saravana bhavan's kesari...your post reminds me that I have not had this from quite some time...bookmarking this to make it soon.

  10. Looks really delicious. My fav... Perfect pictures... YUM!

  11. Lovely Kesari with yellow pineapple, even i like Saravana Bhavan Kesari.

    now Saravana Bhavan came closer to us, hope u would have heared the news!

  12. Beautiful mouthwatering clicks , love the addition of pineapple.

  13. Drooling over your pics...superb...

  14. aromatic pineapple kesari...

  15. Fruity, yummy rava kesari..

  16. What a delight,looks delicious.

  17. Nice kesary..only thing missing for me is the bright yellow colour! ;)

  18. Yummy pinaapple kesari..makes me drool.

  19. Delicious kesari dear .

  20. Looks yummy. Never tasted this sweet. Your pics tempts me a lot !!

  21. looks yummy.......
    nice clicks dear :)

  22. Wow!!! Arummaiyana kesari...never tasted this before...sure will try...Love the last click,super.

  23. wow !! never tried or tasted this kesari !! This looks so tempting !!

  24. delicious looking kesari pineapple is a yummy addition

  25. I've made pineapple kesari a few times too and it has always been received well - my husband in particular likes it a lot. Looks very tempting Jeyashri.

  26. Even I love pine apple kesari....urs look yummy dear..same at my place,kesari does not stay for long..he he

  27. I never had pineapple kesari yet ....and your super tempting ....making me more hungry now

  28. Looks yummy! Your tempting clicks make me crave for it now...

  29. I love kesari.Adding pineapple increasing the yumm factor.GReat.

  30. Rava kesari is my favorite sweet and love it more cause it can be made quickly. Pineapple version looks damn yummy too. I have had it before but never thought of trying. But now.. cant stop getting tempted. will make it soon :)

  31. wow mouthwatering kesari delicious

  32. Looks delicious Jaishree, I always wanted to try this ..will try it and let u know soon..Thanks so much for trying my recipe I am glad to know tht u loved it :)

  33. Arumai arumai. Drooling here

  34. This is my fav!!! Tempting clicks :)
    Prathima rao
    Prats Corner

  35. i love pineapple kesari very....the flavour is awesome!!ur looks perfect n delicious!!nice click!

  36. I too like pineapple kesari and the flavour. all pics are perfect.

  37. Delicious...
    For me, A kesari is typically Orange colored one...
    High time I grow up and try something very innovative like this:)

  38. Yummy combination... I love pineapples and this kesari looks delish

  39. tempting Kesari...Love the flavor of pineapple in it

  40. looks superbbbbbbb n perfect...
    Here's an award for u..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  41. I love pineapple kesari, looks superb

  42. Can I use cannedineapple?

    1. Though i have never tried i think u can use it. Just drain the water and use it. No need to cook in water

  43. Thanks a lot. this is my favourite Indian dessert! :) The recipe is wonderful. Except I had one teeny small issue.... the ghee (3 table spoons) seemed a bit high. It was a bit "ghee" taste. But then that's because we love it more to be balanced with fruit, rava, sugar and ghee.

  44. Tried this recipe for a Thanksgiving potluck at work. It was a great hit! Thanks Jeyashri.

  45. Hi Jeyashri! Had lot of pineapple in the fridge and wondering what to do with it. Came across this recipe in your blog. Came out well. Thanks a ton! Keep up the good work!!


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