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March 23, 2009

Pineapple Kesari


Picture clicked by my hubby :)

Kesari comes out perfect every time I follow my mom's recipe. The ratio of rava to water should be right to get the right consistency. I usually don't compromise on ghee because it is the only ingredient which makes this dish tasty.

Serves: 2-3

Ingredients:
Sooji/Rava/Semolina-1/2 cup
Sugar-1/2 cup
Water-1 cup
Ghee(clarified butter)-2 tbsp
Cardamom-1/4 tsp
Saffron-a few strands
Pineapple pieces chopped finely-1/4 cup
Milk-2 tbsp
Chopped nuts(almonds, cashews)-1 tbsp
Raisins-2 tsp
Food color(any color)-a pinch(I used pink)

Method:
Soak saffron in warm milk.
In a vessel, bring water and pineapple pieces to a boil.
In a pan, melt butter and make ghee. Roast nuts and raisins in ghee and transfer the mixture to a bowl. Return the pan to stove. Roast rava on low flame for 5-6 minutes. Add cardamom, saffron-milk, boiling water(with pineapple pieces) and food color. Keep stirring while pouring hot water to avoid lumps. Cook for a minute. Add sugar. Stir well and cook for 2 minutes. Add half of the ghee+nuts mixture and mix well.

Before serving kesari, top it off with remaining ghee and nuts.

Note: You may also add a few drops of pineapple essence to make it even tastier.
Instead of adding pineapple, you can make plain kesari and add a few drops of almond essence.

See Pineapple Kesari on Key Ingredient.




I am sending this to FIC: Pink/Rose - March 31st event started by Sunshinemom and hosted by priya.

BTW today is my parents' anniversary :) Last year they were here in the US with us and we went to Flower fields(in San Diego). The flowers are spread across 50 acres of land! It is a breathtaking view. They are open from March through May every year.

78 comments:

  1. mouth watering mahimaa...want to taste it..tempting me to try..i have all the ingredients..but no saffron n food color but still i will give a try!!

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  2. Yum..What great pics..Made even the simple kesari look so heavenly Mahii..:)

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  3. wow !Maahi .. pinky pinky ..keasri bath looks yummy :) love the presentation:)

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  4. Beautiful as usual. I have eaten this in a friends place.. & found it very tasty & refreshing. love pineapple.

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  5. My mom used to make this any time we had unexpected guests and have only about an hour to make something. She never measured of course so I am not sure if I can ever get a recipe out of her unless I stood by her and measured everything when she throws it in :)

    We always use yellow colour though. Never seen pink!

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  6. this is such a simple dessert to serve..love the pics

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  7. pineapple fan nee... so kesariyaa adhula? :) love the colour

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  8. The kesari looks so yummy Mahimaa, lovely color, I have to definitely try this one :)

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  9. looks soo very yummy, mahimaa!! i once added pineapple to my kesari as i happened to have some when i made kesari and we just loved it!! generally i just make kesari as it is!

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  10. I'm not a very big fan of sweets Mahi, but I'm going to try this sometime for sure... looks so inviting...

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  11. You are right mahimaa, the ratio is everything in kesari. Awesome snaps, love the plates

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  12. Hey Mahimaa, Your photos are worth a steal;)Awesome awesome awesome is all I can say.

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  13. Wow, this is so tempting..Wonderful click Mahimaa..PArkum bodhe sapdanum pola iruku..

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  14. Kanna,
    Wow, what an awesome picture,Anush is great.I love Kesari and your mother used to make it every week when you were a child.Yes,thanks for reminding.We all went to the Flower fields and saw awesome flowers there last year.It was wonderful.
    Appa

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  15. Awesome clicks Mahimaaa...kesari is very inviting....feel like having a bite.

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  16. What a lovely gift by u and ur hubby to ur parents wedding anniversary! My heartly wishes to them! We always eat in wedding this kesari! Delicious!

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  17. kesari looks so yum,..do wish my wishes to ur parents,..nd the flowers pic look so bright and refreshing...

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  18. Wow...super delicious and really mouth watering Mahima :-) Nice click...Breath taking view of the flower field. Will try to visit this year. Happy Anniversary to your Mom and Dad !

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  19. Wow,pineapple kesari looks super yummy..great click

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  20. Kesari looks so tempting....and am wondering how pineapple kesari came out pink in color :) though it striked me only after a second that it was food color...
    Truely speaking I really dont find any major diff b/w ur cam and ur hubbys high end cam!

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  21. Wow... Lovely clicks! :D
    Kesari looks beautiful!
    Happy anniversary to amma & appa! :)

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  22. Wow, gorgeous kesari! Looks amazing. Of course tempting. A very nice gesture for your parents marriage anniversary! Many hearty wishes to them on this wonderful day! :)

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  23. Hi Mahimaa....this looks so so tasty, i am going to make it soon ..can you please you tell me if you used moulds for that perfect round shape ..Would appreciate the tip :)

    Thanks a ton
    -Meenal

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  24. mouth watering kesari....nice clicks

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  25. Happy anniversary to ur mom n dad Mahi...Pineapple kesari looks amazing in pink..Thanks for sending to FIC..Awesome clicks..

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  26. Mahi... lovely click! Excellent dish.. Perfect for the event.

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  27. Wow this looks so so delicious.
    I would love to give it a try to make them, i have never made this home.

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  28. wow! looks awesome Mahi.the flower fields are indeed breathtaking! we've the tulip fields here in seattle.they also bloom some where around this time.

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  29. yumm...nice pics and recipes...look to yummy....like ur pinky kesari...

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  30. Best wishes to your parents for celebrating their anniversary. It looks pretty pink and yummy......nice click as always....

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  31. Happy anniversary to your parents, lovely flowers, colorful.

    Love the Kesari bhaat with Pineapple, gorgeous photos as usual! :)

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  32. Awesome photographs! Kesari looks very very yummy :)

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  33. Gorgeous!
    Happy anniversary to your parents

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  34. mouthwatering kesari.i just love this but never added pineapple.Ur snaps are great..

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  35. Hey first of sweet surprise..nethi thaan enoda amma appa wedding anniversary :))))))))))))))Asirvatham panna sollu amma appava...
    pineapple kesari looks just yummy :)

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  36. Mahimaa, that is really a pretty picture. The kesari looks so delightful!! excellent entry!

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  37. Mahimaa thats awesome, i am just craving for it. love the color.

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  38. Are you going to start any class on photography, please consider me. Lovely pic of the Kesari and of the looks yummy too.

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  39. This is gorgeous, your mom must've been so proud to see one of her recipes executed so beautifully :)! I'd like to share your mom's recipe with our readers, please let me know if you're interested. You can email me at sophi@keyingredient.com

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  40. Kanna,
    We Wish Both of you All the Very Best in Everything. God Bless all your Blogger friends and thanks for their Greetings. So nice of them.
    Appa/Amma

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  41. Nice clicks....looks just yum....

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  42. Thanks da chellam for contributing such a tongue tingler pink coloured pine apple kesari in ur blog for our anniversary .

    to b noted-- i would love to thank all ur blog friends for their kind wishes .all of them seem to b my childs age.hence children thanks a lot.


    MAY GOD BLESS U ALL.

    mahimaa s amma.

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  43. congrats for winning magnificient click contest..your blog deserve it..

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  44. wow ! dear 1st place ...i am soo happy for u .congrts dear :) enjoi :)

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  45. nice pics and happy wedding anniversary to your parents...

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  46. Happy Anniversary to your mom n dad..lovely pic again..

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  47. Ah, my favorite pineapple kesari! Lovely color and ofcourse awesome click as usual! Want to have a scoop of it right now :)

    Thats sad to know about someone copying your photos and cropping it to use it for a contest! That means, the person knew that it was wrong, but still did it! Wow, I wonder what goes on into these people's minds... Anyways, I completely support you and hope you are fine dear..

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  48. Happy Anniversary to your parents ! The kesari looks fantastic,loved the pink color and great pictures as usual Mahimaa !

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  49. Mahimaa, couldnt wait until you posted your award!! CONGRATS!! :D :D
    As I said earlier, those pics were diamonds on the crown!! So happy for you! Expecting many more awesome clicks from you! :)

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  50. Very nice picture and it looks delicious.
    Anniversary wishes to your parents.

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  51. Happy anniversary to your parents. I love pineapple kesari too & I just love the pics ... gorgeous & Yes I dont compromise on ghee either ..

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  52. We aren't big kesari fans at home but i tried the pineapple kesari from TBC's blog and we really liked it. Your pink version looks so pretty :)

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  53. Loved you cutlets that u submitted for Lentils Mela.. And this flower field in Sandiego is awsome..Actually i was planning to go there sometime too.:)

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  54. The kesari looks so tempting...lovely photograph. Well presented.
    Belated Anniversary to your parents.

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  55. Love your pictures, flowers are filling my eyes, colorful. Wishes to your parents. Kesari looks fabulous.

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  56. The kesari looks very good with a pink hue and the pineapple chunks in the middle. Belate anniversary wishes for your parents.

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  57. Kanna,
    HATS OFF TO BLOGGER USHA,WHO ALERTED YOU AND INFORMED ALL BLOGGERS ABOUT PLAGIARISM OF RECEIPES BY ANOTHER LOGGER.BECAUSE OF BLOGGERS PROTEST,SHE HAS REMOVED HER BLOG. WE SALUTE USHA FOR HER ALERTNESS AND THE SUPPORT OF ALL BLOGGERS. KEEP IT UP ALL.BE UNITED, WORLD IS YOURS.
    APPA

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  58. Mahi, Happy anniversary to your parents! Kesari looks super yum and congrats on winning MCC! WTG!

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  59. Happy Anniversery to your parents Mahi. Lovley kesari , awesome click as ususal. Another awesome picutre by your husband. I saw some pcitures in the link sent by you.MY mom and my MIl makes this kesari so.. good.

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  60. The kesari looks perfect pink. and a great job by your husband to capture it :) And the garden? wow, absolutely mindblowing!

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  61. As usual beautiful photo. and tempting kesari. luv it pineapple.

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  62. Congrats on winning First place in photo contest mahima! Beautiful pictures!

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  63. Photographs looks very nice yaar. Also kesari looks yummy.

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  64. Pine apple kesari is my all time fav...mouth watering mahimaa.love the Pic:)

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  65. I wasn't aware of your win Mahimaa! Sorry! My heartfelt congrats on winning the click contest. You truly deserve it for your amazing pictures. I am so happy for you!

    BTW, I use Dhanraj whole wheat atta for my chapathis. Thanks for liking them. :)

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  66. pineapple kesari looks mouthwatering!! flower fields look so amazin, best wishes to your parents on the anniversary :).
    we recently went to a flower show in philly and that was breathtaking as well...

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  67. Hi Mahi, Congrats on winning the first place in click contest. Wishing you more and more in future.

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  68. Looks Lovely and perfect.The pic looks very scrumptious.
    Delayed Anniversary wishes to your parents.I missed some of your delicious posts.
    Hope the copycat problem is resolved.Do protect the website and the pics.

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  69. gorgeous is the word! i too never make compromise when i make kesari because it takes away the taste with less ghee!

    wishing u and ur loved ones a very happy Ugadi :)

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  70. Wow, that looks so perfect, and I love the color!

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  71. wow!! simply stunning pic! kesari looks heavenly! feel like gobbling it up!

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  72. thank you dears... my parents were delighted to read your comments...

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  73. Nice blog Mahimaa... Try using yellow color and a tea spoon of pineapple essence. It will look and taste even better.

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