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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Pineapple Kesari (Kesari Bath)

Kesari Bath is a famous sweet in South India. In Bangalore its one of fast moving breakfast with a combination of Upma or Karabath. I have had this in most of marraiges for breakfast in India.

Its a sweet dish cooked with semolina(suji) and sugar. This recipe is in combination with pineapple. The taste is yummy.


Rava(Semolina/Suji) - 2 cups
Sugar - 2 1/2 cups (As per your taste you can reduce or add)
Water - 5 cups
Pineapple - 2 cups(Chopped finely)
Ghee(Nai) - 1 cup(you can add or reduce)
Pineapple essence - 1 tspn(Optional) I have not used
Cashews/Raisins - 2 tspns fried in ghee.
Saffron colour - a pinch

Preparation Method

Roast the rava with 1/2 tspn ghee till its little brown.
In a thick bottom kadai/pan/wok keep hot water little less than that of making upma. Add pineapple, colour and 1 tspn ghee. Wait till pineapple is half cook.
Once its done reduce flame, slowly add rava and mix well without allowing to form lumps.
Once this is cooked add sugar and mix well.
Add leftover ghee and mix well. Wait till no water is left.
Garnish with cashews and raisins.

This can be served as it is or with Upma.

Tip - When water is boiling add 1 tspn ghee so kesari won't stick on the bottom of the kadai.

Life - The leftover can be had within 2 days even without storing in refridgerator.


Sailaja Damodaran on December 17, 2009 at 11:13 AM said...

Love to grab it....yummy

Unknown on December 17, 2009 at 12:24 PM said...

I make this on special occasions. Delish!

Rekha shoban on December 17, 2009 at 2:11 PM said...

Looks yummy and mouthwatering saras....supera iruku...

Tina on December 17, 2009 at 2:31 PM said...

Delicious kesari with tempting click dear.......

Deepa G Joshi on December 17, 2009 at 2:31 PM said...

This is very rich!! And a change from the typical semonlina sheera..Good for some special occasions. Have you used tinned pineapple or a fresh one?

Priya Suresh on December 17, 2009 at 4:34 PM said...

Love this pineapple kesari, feel like having few spoons rite now..yumm!

Sreelekha Sumesh on December 17, 2009 at 4:37 PM said...

yummyy fav kesari.looks so delicious..

priya on December 17, 2009 at 4:55 PM said...

pineapple, my favorite!!...looks so yummy and tempting!

Fairy Garden on December 17, 2009 at 7:40 PM said...

yummy dear

Deepti on December 17, 2009 at 11:00 PM said...

Very interesting adding pineapples to semolina...luks tempting.

roma on December 17, 2009 at 11:10 PM said...

I am crazy about this dish! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Saraswathi Iyer on December 17, 2009 at 11:17 PM said...

Dear Friends, Thank you for your comments..

Saraswathi Iyer on December 17, 2009 at 11:17 PM said...

Hi Deepa, I have used fresh ones, You can also use tin ones.

Sanghi on December 18, 2009 at 12:56 PM said...

Delicious dear! If you wish send this to my FIL-Fruits event da!

Namitha on December 19, 2009 at 7:31 AM said...

One of my fav..looks very tempting...:-)

DV on October 25, 2011 at 11:45 AM said...

Yum!! I love to make stuff with pineapple...I have pineapple essence at home now...good twist to usual kesari :)


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