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Monday, February 2, 2009

Pineapple Kesari Bath

1 cup chopped Pineapple
1 cup Semolina / Sajjige (Small / Medium sized)
1.5 - 2 cups Sugar / Sakkare
1/4 tsp Saffron / Kesari
2 tsp Milk / Halu
1 cup Ghee / Tuppa
3 - 4 Cardamom / Elachi / Elakki
2 - 3 tsp Cashew nuts / Gerubeeja / Godambi
1 - 2 tsp Raisins / Ona Drakshi
2 cups Water

Remove the outer skin, innermost (hard) part of the pineapple and cut it into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put chopped pineapple, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of water in a pressure cooker and cook.(2-3 whistles) Once the pressure goes off, put this cooked pineapple in a mixer for few seconds.
Put saffron, 2 tsp milk in a bowl and keep it aside.
Put 1/2 cup of ghee in a thick bottomed vessel, add 2-3 tsp of cashew nuts, fry it in low/medium flame until it turns golden in color and keep it aside.
Put raisins to the same thick bottomed vessel, fry it in low/medium flame until it puffs and keep it aside. Add semolina to the same thick bottomed vessel and fry it in low flame until it turns golden in color. Add 1 3/4 cups of water and cook the semolina. Add cooked pineapple, remaining sugar and mix well. Add saffron(mash the saffron properly with milk) and mix well.
Add 2-3 tsp ghee and stir the Kesari Bath continuously in medium flame. Repeat this step for 2-3 times until the 1/2 cup of ghee empties. Add fried raisins, smashed cardamom, fried cashew nuts and mix well. Stir the Kesari Bath until ghee starts separating. Apply little amount of ghee to the plate, pour this Kesari Bath and spread it using one flat spoon as shown in the picture below. Serve hot or cold.


Vidya said...

This one is so mouth watering man! Will have to try it.

Vidya said...

Awesome it looks!

Unknown said...

thanks for providing such a wonderful recipe.i got this link from vijayakarnataka paper. i was thinking for making sweets for coming janmastami.i got so many recipes which i can make on that day.thanks a lot......

manoj said...

I am becoming nice cook from your recipes ;)