Pineapple Rava Kesari

28 Nov

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Pineapple Rava Kesari.

Pineapple rava kesari is one of famous recipes made with rava / semolina / sooji. Sooji is roasted till light golden color. A thin sugar syrup is flavored with saffron threads and cardamom powder. Sooji is then cooked in this sugar syrup till done. Finally finely chopped fresh pineapple slices are mixed in and garnished with fried cashews and raisins.
Makes: 2 Cups of Pineapple Rava Kesari

Ingredients:

Fine Sooji 1 Cup
Chopped Pineapple 1/2 Cup
Sugar 1 Cup
Cashews 8
Golden Raisins 15
Cardamom Powder a big pinch
Saffron Threads a Big Pinch
Ghee 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Heat half a tbsp of ghee in a pan, add cashews and fry for few seconds.
Then add raisins and fry till raisins start to change color around the edges.
Remove them onto a bowl for garnish.

Heat remaining ghee in the pan, add sooji and fry on medium – low flame for couple of minutes till sooji turn light golden color and lose all the raw flavor. Remove onto a plate for later use.
Roasting the sooji can be optional.

Heat around 2 3/4 to 3 cups of water in a sauce pot and add sugar and saffron threads.
Let the sugar melt completely and water come to a heavy boil.
Reduce the flame to low and and slowly stir in the sooji.
Stir thoroughly during the process of adding sooji to avoid lumps.
Remove the bowl from heat, stir in cardamom powder and chopped pineapple.
Keep the pot covered for a minute for the sooji to absorb all the flavors.
Garnish with fried cashews and raisins and serve pineapple rava kesari hot or cold.
Notes:If using sweetened canned pineapple, adjust the sugar accordingly.

Suggestions: If sooji feels uncooked, stir in few tablespoons of hot water and cook on low flame till done.
Variations: Mango Rava Kesari. Sometimes yellow color is added to the sugar syrup for more color. Pineapple juice can also be added in place of half of the water if desired.
Other Names:Pineapple Rava Kesari, Pineapple Rawa Kesari.

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2 Responses to “Pineapple Rava Kesari”

  1. Shyam November 30, 2009 at 5:45 am #

    Hey… how about that, I made pineapple kesari too. Havent posted it on my blog yet, though! 🙂 i used 1/2 pineapple juice,1/2 water to cook the rava.

  2. Raji January 26, 2010 at 1:17 pm #

    sounds awesome Shyam

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