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Pineapple kesari recipe

by Jeyashri suresh

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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Sharmilee! :) March 31, 2011 - 3:48 pm

Yummy looking kesari....beautiful clicks too

Krithi's Kitchen March 31, 2011 - 3:53 pm Reply
Sathya Sankar March 31, 2011 - 4:29 pm

Pineapple kesari looks mouthwatering!

aipi March 31, 2011 - 4:47 pm

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

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Swarnavalli Suresh March 31, 2011 - 5:01 pm

delicious Kesari nice presentation..

Hamaree Rasoi March 31, 2011 - 5:08 pm

Kesari looks to be yummy and delicious. Great preparation.

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Kalpana Sareesh March 31, 2011 - 5:32 pm

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

Pavithra March 31, 2011 - 5:35 pm

Love this a lot.. absolutely tempting.

Priya March 31, 2011 - 5:47 pm

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

Raji March 31, 2011 - 5:48 pm

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.

Sukanya Ramkumar March 31, 2011 - 6:06 pm

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

Lavi March 31, 2011 - 6:28 pm

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!

simply.food March 31, 2011 - 6:34 pm

Beautiful mouthwatering clicks , love the addition of pineapple.

Reshmi Mahesh March 31, 2011 - 6:35 pm

Drooling over your pics...superb...

USHA March 31, 2011 - 6:50 pm

Hmm...wow aromatic pineapple kesari...

Panchpakwan March 31, 2011 - 7:09 pm

Fruity, yummy rava kesari..

Pushpa March 31, 2011 - 7:46 pm

What a delight,looks delicious.

Mahi March 31, 2011 - 7:58 pm

Nice kesary..only thing missing for me is the bright yellow colour! 😉

Suja Sugathan March 31, 2011 - 9:16 pm

Yummy pinaapple kesari..makes me drool.

San March 31, 2011 - 9:33 pm

Delicious kesari dear .

Shabitha Karthikeyan March 31, 2011 - 9:44 pm

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

Aruna Manikandan March 31, 2011 - 9:44 pm

looks yummy.......
nice clicks dear 🙂

Premalatha Aravindhan March 31, 2011 - 11:53 pm

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

SravsCulinaryConcepts April 1, 2011 - 1:10 am

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

Torviewtoronto April 1, 2011 - 1:34 am

delicious looking kesari pineapple is a yummy addition

Laavanya April 1, 2011 - 1:58 am

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.

Prathibha April 1, 2011 - 2:23 am

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

Priti April 1, 2011 - 3:56 am

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

PALATABLE April 1, 2011 - 5:01 am

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


Padhu April 1, 2011 - 5:56 am

I am drooling here

Sanctified Spaces April 1, 2011 - 6:05 am

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

Nithya April 1, 2011 - 6:35 am

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 🙂

Jaisy James April 1, 2011 - 8:41 am

wow mouthwatering kesari delicious

Sushma Mallya April 1, 2011 - 8:47 am

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 🙂

Shanthi April 1, 2011 - 10:03 am

Arumai arumai. Drooling here

Prathima Rao April 1, 2011 - 11:30 am

This is my fav!!! Tempting clicks 🙂
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Rekha shoban April 1, 2011 - 11:50 am

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

Saraswathi Iyer April 1, 2011 - 12:07 pm

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

Sandhya Hariharan April 1, 2011 - 2:58 pm

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

Vimitha Anand April 1, 2011 - 6:06 pm

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

Deepti April 1, 2011 - 8:10 pm

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


Jay April 3, 2011 - 5:46 pm

looks superbbbbbbb n perfect...
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Jayasri Ravi April 3, 2011 - 10:08 pm

I love pineapple kesari, looks superb

Rekha January 8, 2013 - 6:39 am

Can I use cannedineapple?

admin January 9, 2013 - 9:18 am

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

Nimesh November 12, 2013 - 4:07 pm

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.

Raji Raghu November 24, 2013 - 3:53 am

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

Sush February 8, 2016 - 8:29 am

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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