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Ananas Sheera / Pineapple Sooji Halwa

Pineapple Sheera
Some homemade Indian sweets are absolutely delectable... like this Sheera.Bollywood Moms have made it famous as Sooji ka Halwa.  In Southern India, sheera is known as Rava Kesari.  It is made for Prasad as well. 
At our place, Sheera is my Dad's signature dish with a lot of ghee. My Dad makes Sheera adding fruits like pineapples, bananas and sometimes mango. For now, lets eat Ananas Sheera.

Ingredients:
Canned Pineapple Chunks - 227 gm (about 1 cup)
Rava/Sooji/Semolina - 1 cup
Ghee/Clarified Butter - 5 tbsp
Sugar - about 1/4 cup
Water - 3 cups
Cashews/Kaju or any other dry fruits - 1/4 cup
Green Cardamom/Elaichi - 2 pods
Saffron/Kesar - few strands

How to cook Pineapple Sheera:
  • Crush cardamom seeds and saffron in a mortar pestle to a fine powder.
  • Finely chop the pineapple chunks. Roughly chop cashews.
  • Add 1 tbsp ghee in a pan and fry cashews until slightly brown. Keep it aside.
  • In the same pan, add the remaining 4 tbsp ghee. Add semolina. Roast it at low heat until semolina changes slightly in color and turns aromatic.
  • Meanwhile, heat 3 cups of water in a pot.
  • When water starts boiling, add it to the roasted semolina. Lower the heat and let the semolina absorb the water.
  • Lastly, add sugar, fried cashews, cardamom, saffron and chopped pineapple. Stir and cook it covered at low heat for 2 - 3 minutes or until moisture is completely lost. Turn off the heat and garnish Sheera with pineapple chunks or fried cashews.

12 comments:

  1. hi uma what a yummy looking sheera. Haven't tried yet adding fruits to it. it must be very delish.

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  2. Yummy sweet,i love the addition of pineapple to the sweet.First time here,u have a nice blog :)

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  3. Just love pineapple kesari much..my fav!

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  4. Kesari,,looks perfect n yummyyy with loads of ghee dear... pineapple in kesari sounds great dear sure it will taste good too, pineapple taste chewy n juicy in kesari,i hope soo... its been long time i had kesari after seeing urs makes me fussy on kesari.... thanks for sharing dear,,take care n keep on smiling..

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  5. I have never tried fruits in seera Very innovative.

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  6. kesari looks so delicious..kesari is one of our favorite..its a very rich food..with lots of ghee it will be more delicious..
    especially had lots of kesari during the pregn time.
    adding the fruit is a good idea. never tried it.sure try this too.thanks for sharing such a new idea.
    have a nice weekend yarr

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  7. pineapple kesari looks delicious and yummy....

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  8. looks very delicious uma, never tried it out this way...nice one

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  9. Awesome sheera..I love pineapple in anything..

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  10. my daughter loves to eat this kesari. looks yummy

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  11. Good ..somethin new n natural sweetener..

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  12. ummm.Looks very tempting.Never had it before.

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