Prep Time – 5 Mins
Cooking Time – 20 Mins
Pineapple – 1 cup chopped in cubes
White Rava/Sooji – ½ cup
Sugar – ½ cup
Cashews – 10
Raisins – 10
Saffron – Few Strands
Ghee – 6 teaspoons
Cardamom – 1
Salt – 1 pinch
STEP 1: In a non-stick pan heat 2 teaspoons of ghee. Fry the cashews and raisins until golden brown. Remove cashews and raisins from pan and keep aside.
STEP 2: In the same pan add 2 more teaspoons of ghee and add the rava. Fry till the rava turns slightly brown.
STEP 3: Take the chopped pineapple pieces in a microwave safe bowl and add half a cup of water. Microwave on high for 6 – 8 minutes. Puree the microwaved pineapple using a blender.
STEP 4: Then add sugar and the pineapple puree to the roasted rava . Cover and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. Now open the lid and keep stirring till the kesari stops sticking to the pan (if required add 2 more teaspoons of ghee to avoid sticking). Add a pinch of salt in this stage.
STEP 5: Add the roasted nuts, cardamom and the saffron to the kesari.
STEP 6: Turn off the heat and add finely chopped pineapple to the kesari. Mix well and serve.
Tip: Adjust the quantity of sugar according to the sweetness of the fruit.