Pineapple Rava Kesari

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Pineapple kesari is a very delicious dessert made with semolina (sooji) and pineapple. Pineapple gives a good flavour to the kesari and is a nice way to include the fruit in your dessert. You can add pineapple essence too to this kesari. But I did not add it, as I wanted the natural flavour and taste of pineapple in this dish. Rava kesari is very popular during festive occasions and religious functions in India and it is best served hot or warm. Rava kesari gets solidified once cooled down. So you can just warm it up before serving the kesari for a better taste. Do try this different variation of rava kesari and enjoy with your family and friends !!
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Served As: Snacks
Recipe Cuisine Type: South Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 4


  • 1/2 cup Semolina or rava, or sooji or rava or sooji ã â â œ
  • 1/2 cup Desi Ghee ã â â œ
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple Puree ã â â œ
  • 1 cup Sugar ã â â œ
  • 10 Cashewnuts €€Œ 10 cashewnuts ã â â œ
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder ã â â œ
  • 1 cup Water ã â â œ and
  • 1 pinch Food Colour or kesar kesar or yellow ã â â œ


  • Take 3/4th cup of chopped pineapples and grind them to a fine paste without adding water. You will get 1/2 cup of pineapple puree. Set aside. Heat 2 tablespoons of ghee in a wide pan and add cashew nuts. Fry them till golden brown. Keep it aside
  • To the same pan, add the remaining ghee and rava. Roast the rava on a low to medium flame for 3-4 minutes or until it turns golden brown. Meanwhile add one and half cup of water to a vessel and bring it to a boil. Add a pinch of kesari colour.
  • Once the rava is well roasted, add pineapple puree to it. Mix well. Then add boiling water to this mixture and cook on medium flame, stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
  • Once the water is well absorbed and rava gets cooked fully, add sugar and mix well again.
  • The mixture will become watery. Let it cook for few more minutes on medium flame till the mixture gets thickened. Once it starts getting thickened, add cardamom powder and roasted cashewnuts. Mix well.
  • Once the mixture starts leaving the sides of the pan and gets a thick consistency, switch off the flame. Yummy pineapple rava kesari is ready to be served.
  • NOTES/TIPS_x000D_ _x000D_ Once the kesari cools down, it gets solidified. Then you can also cut into slices and serve._x000D_ _x000D_ You can add chopped pineapple cubes instead of pineapple puree, if you want that crunchy taste._x000D_ _x000D_ It stays good for 2-3 days at room temperature
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I have thru’ my eKitchen attempted to present variety of vegetarian recipes of Karnataka and I will keep building the same for your benefit. I will also be adding more North Indian recipes. Being a pure vegetarian, I have included only vegetarian recipes.

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