June 30, 2010

South Indies: Pineapple Kesari Bhath

This one's for my blog anniversary. I know its a little, but never mind. A celebration is a celebration after all. Since, I don't have too many sweet dishes posted here, this is a perfect excuse.

This recipe is from my mom & I absolutely love this one, even though I am not that fond of sweets. Kesari Bhath is a regular sweet dish, but the addition of pineapple gives it a different kick. Mom always makes this for get-togethers & parties & this has always been a hit

Pineapple Kesari Bhath

You Will Need:
  • 1 cup fine semolina
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • A little more than half a cup - Desi Ghee
  • 1 cup pineapple puree - home made/canned
  • 1/2 tsp - Green Cardamon powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped cashewnuts - fried in ghee
  • 2 tbsp raisins - fried in ghee
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Saffron strands for garnish - dissolved in warm milk
  • 2 cups water

How To:

  • In a large heavy bottomed pan, heat 2 tbsp desi ghee & roast semolina until it slighlty changes color & aromatic. Once done, transfer into a bowl & set aside.
  • In the same pan, boil 2 cups of water & add sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil & add pineapple pulp. As the mixture is boiling, add turmeric & cardamom powder
  • Add semolina into the boiling mixture such that no lumps are formed. Keep stirring continuously.
  • Meanwhile, add half of desi ghee & allow semolina to get completely cooked. This should take about 3- mins.
  • Add the remaining letfover ghee & mix well.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl & garnish with fried cashews, raisins & saffron.

Serve Warm ... Enjoi !!!

Note:

  • To make pineapple puree, take fresh pineapple, peel the skin. roughly chop into cubes & blend it in a blender.
  • Also, pineapple can be finely chopped & added as is instead of making a puree. You will be able to bite into little bits of pineapple. This tastes great too.

28 comments:

Chetan said...

at least it doesn't look like dead cockroaches :)

DEESHA said...

Yeah right Chetan :)
BTW you are supposed to write nice comments here :)

Priti said...

I will write nice things dear :)...Congrats once again..kesari looks just delish ...love the pic..I haven't tasted pineapple kesari yet but looking at this eager too :)..

DEESHA said...

Thanks Priti, for writing nice things :)) you got to taste this. you will love it for sure

Nithya said...

congrats dear. Its definitely a lovely sweet to celebrate the occasion. Keep your great work going. :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Havent tasted pineapple flavour kesari...looks yum!

Pavithra said...

Congrats dear and this is one delicious and wonderful sweet to celebrate the occasion.. It looks so traditional in the leaf and gorgeous picture deesha...

Prathibha said...

Lovely kesari deesha...I just love thios flavor in kesari even though I m not fond of dat fruit...congrats for the blog anniversary too dear

Hari Chandana said...

Congrats Deesha, Kesari looks perfect and inviting.. I too make this kesari bath.. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.. :)

Madhavi said...

WOW Deesha this just yummooo, love this pineapple keshari bhath!!

Congratulation for the blog anniversary dear :))

Kairali sisters said...

Wow that looks soo soo good Deesha...Congrtas..

Love
Kairali sisters

Priya said...

Delicious and great looking kesari bhath, yummy..

n33ma said...

one of the best sweet dishes from Karnataka!Looks good!

Yummy Team said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary, Deesha..This sweet looks really delicious..

Rachana said...

Congrats Deesha! Kesari bhaat looks too tempting!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

yummy kesari dear,i love the picture...

Neha said...

looks really nice..great sweet dish! Mom's recipes are always a hit :)

Vegetarian Zest said...

looks very irresistable.

♥Aps♥ said...

Yum Yum Yum.... it luks so delicious esp on the banana leaf :)

suma said...

Lovely!! Pineapple sure makes it more yumm!!

Shankar said...

snap reminds me of Brahmin's coffee bar..Kesari bath taste was also as close

Parita said...

Thats truly mouth watering1

Valarmathi said...

Wow....Deesha, this looks wonderful and yummy.

meeso said...

Congrat's and perfect way to celebrate... I've bookmarked :)

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