Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pineapple Kesari | Happy Ugadi to all my readers

...version 1.0
Let's talk about the version later... First of all Happy Ugadi to all my readers. Hope you had a fun filled gala time with all that sweets, pooran bolis and everything traditional not to forget the ugadi pachadi.
Its just like everyday over here and preparations are going on to welcome the Tamil New Year along with the kid. Amma makes the traditional South Indian Thali with kootu, aviyal, sambar, rasam, paruppu, vada and payasam and nothing can beat having all the varieties on a banana leaf. #simplepleasuresoflife#

And now to the version. I already have a pineapple rava kesari recipe in the blog but it contains food coloring and artificial flavorings. Its not good but it surely satisfies your pineapple cravings off season. Then why another recipe... I have an answer to that too :) The kid had moved on to solid foods long back but its just been rasam saadam or fresh curd rice on his plate. I have been advised to show varieties in his food incorporating more flavors ~ sweet, sour and spiciness.

And so I made this kesari again with no artificial flavoring or coloring and with some fresh chopped pineapple pieces for him and for Ugadi. And when he took his first bite, there I sat with the camera on one hand to capture my big boy's moments. I wouldn't say he loved it , all he had was two mouthfuls and one thing I could say is that he is just like mama.. not quite a sweet tooth except for cakes and chocolates. As of now his is a lover for milk chocolates and vanilla cakes but kesaris and payasams are just not his type...


~*What U Need*~
Sooji / Semolina / Rava – ½ cup
Sugar – 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp
Water – 1 ½ cups
Ghee – 3 tsps
Cashew, raisins - 5 each
Pineapple essence - a few drops(optional)
Chopped pineapples - 1/2 cup

How I Made it:
Dry roast the semolina till golden brown and u get a nice aroma. Boil 1 ½ cups of water till you see bubbles coming up. Add in the semolina and keep stirring till the water is absorbed, say 3-4 mins. Add the sugar and mix well. When the sugar has melted and combined well, add the 2 tsps of ghee, pineapple essence and the pineapple pieces. Stir well till the mixture comes off the pan. Remove from flame.

Fry the cashew and dry grapes in ghee, add this to the kesari and combine well. Grease a plate with ghee, drop the mixture onto this and smooth out. Once cooled, cut into slices or if you are lazy like me, scoop and serve in bowls.

Serve warm!!!

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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41 comments:

  1. Kesari looks so delicious! Happy Ugadi, even though I'm a Bengali! :)
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  2. I've never tried this Kesari before but it looks very delicious!

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  3. Kesari looks lovely and delicious, Wish you a very happy Ugadi...

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  4. happy new year Vimitha, hope ur little one enjoyed this kesari

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  5. yummy and lip smacking pineapple kesari.

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  6. Lovely and inviting pictures.. Truly delicious !!

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  7. wow inviting dear... yummy... Happy Ugadi dear...

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  8. happy ugadi vimitha.. i love pineapple kesari dear.. first time i tasted it on the day of my marriage :)

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  9. Simply delicious and mouthwatering pongal. Excellent preparation. Happy Ugadi to you too.
    Deepa

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  10. Happy Ugadi..:) Pineapple kesari looks delicious dear..

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  11. I love this pineapple kesari..Looks super delicious dear... :)

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  12. happy ugadi vimitha :) kesari looks super delicious dear :)

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  13. Yummy tempting kesari,Happy Ugadi to you and family

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  14. Happy Ugadi, delicious kesar I, love the pineapple flavor..

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  15. happy ugadi. one way to make a kesari flavorsome is by adding fruits. pineapple must be truly yum in the kesari.

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  16. Happy Ugadi wishes sis.. Pineapple kesari is always my weakness, love love love it;

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  17. Yum! Loving the pineapple Kesari!

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  18. Kesari looks so delicious! Happy Ugadi

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  19. Happy Ugadi...Delicious kesari,my fav...

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  20. Happy Ugadi, kesari looks delicious...

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  21. I have been wanting to make this pineapple version for quite some time now..looks delicious..Belated Ugadi Wishes to you Vimitha

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  22. Yummy Kesari to celebrate the occasion Vimitha..happy Ugadi to you and family as well !

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  24. Pineapple kesari looks finger licking good Vimitha. Happy ugadi to you and your family dear.

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  25. i love pineapple kesari more than normal one...they are bit tangy and more with pineapple taste

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  26. pineapple kesari,looks yummy!!
    Happy Ugadi wishes dear!!

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  27. delicious kesari, love the pineapple here...

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  28. The texture looks so very perfect and the pineapple will lend such nice fresh fruity flavor to the kesari, nice recipe!

    Puja

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  29. Yummy n mouthwatering halwa really!!happy ugadi vimita 2 u n ur family 2..
    MAHA

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  30. looks delicious dear
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  31. yea vimithaa same pinch tmrw i will be posting the same recipe in my blog...yummy pineapple kesari ...

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  33. I love kesari,never had it with fruits, will try it.I never could understand why some people don't like it... good for u ur son likes stuff u like... :)

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  34. Delicious kesari, looks very tempting..

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  35. Kesari is soul food for me. It satiates me like no other dessert! But have never tried the pineapple version though my mum gave me a recipe for it. Your post reminds me its time that i give it a shot ;-)

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  36. Wow! Delicious and tempting Vimitha :-)

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