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Pineapple Kesari
Pineapple Kesari
A million pageviews hits and a million reasons to be happy. The first million is indeed special and I was super excited and wanted to pass a you all a big thank you by making this lovely Pineapple Kesari. Every special occasion calls for something sweet and today was no exception. I still remember the first 100 hits I reached, back then that was huge, now I find the first million huge :-) sure the future does look shiny and bright like this kesari. I would like to thank you all for all the support, love, care and concern that you have showed towards me and my blog. No words can describe how I feel today and I am really short for words, totally. 

Thank you!

Pineapple kesari is a definite sweet that you will find in South Indian/ Tamil marriage dinner table. This ghee sweet is totally easy and simple to make with fresh pineapple pieces with a distinct pineapple taste that make it so heavenly. I had earlier posted Anandha Bhavan style Rava Kesari, which is one of the popular posts in blog till now. This Pineapple Kesari cannot be compared to that as both recipes are unique and hold a special place in my heart and tummy ;-). Now lets move on the recipe.

fruit kesari recipe
Fruit Kesari recipe

how to make pineapple kesari
How to make Pineapple Kesari


Recipe - Own
Serves - 4 
Prep time - 5 mins
Cook time - 6-8 minutes


White rava / sooji / semolina (course) - 1/2 cup
Pineapple chunks - 1/2 cup (small bite sized pieces)
Ghee - 4 tbsp ( use a good quality & fragrant Indian Ghee)
Cashew - 8, chopped
Raisins - 10
Boiling water - 2 cups
Sugar - 1/2 - 3/4 cup
Yellow food colour - a pinch (do not add more than this)
Pineapple essence - 2 drops (do not add more than this)


step by step process how to make pineapple kesari
step by step process to make pineapple kesari
  • In a wide non stick pan heat 1 tbsp ghee and fry the chopped nuts until golden, drain excess oil and keep in a plate, next fry the raisins wait until they puff, drain excess oil and set aside
  • In a pan boil water cook the pineapple chunks for few minutes, in the mean time roast the rava, make sure the water is nice and hot, ready to be used once rava is roasted
  • Add 2 tbsp of ghee to the pan and fry the rava/sooji in medium-low flame for 5-7 minutes until the rava is bit golden and changes colour yet fragrant, stirring frequently (Take care not to burn / brown the rava)
  • Slowly add the boiling water to the roasted rava and stir frequently to avoid lumps, mix well, add food colour and flavouring now (if using) and let it cook, you can use a lid to cover the pan. This would take 3-4 minutes to get cooked.
  • Now add sugar to the rava and toss continuously until the sugar melts and mixes well with the cooked rava, make sure that the rava is fully cooked before adding the sugar.
  • Add ghee and mix well, garnish with the fried nuts and raisins
Serve warm and enjoy

easy pineapple kesari
Easy Pineapple Kesari

Cooks Wisdom

Tip 1

1. Be liberal in using ghee, frying rava with ghee really gives the taste and fragrance to this kesari

Tip 2

2. use only a pinch of yellow food colour and 2 drops of pineapple essence, it gives a mild colour and fragrance to the kesari

Tip 3

3. Make sure you roast the rava in medium- low flame and keep stirring continuously to avoid the rava from getting burnt

Tip 4 

4. Adding boiling water to the rava results in evenly cooked rava, avoids lumps 

Tip 5

5. Use a good quality and fragrant ghee for ultimate tasting kesari, this recipe purely depends on ghee for its flavor

Tip 6

6. Since I have not used milk the shelf life will be for 2 days you can store excess in refrigerator and later reheat and serve hot/ cold



  1. Congrats Priya and wishing you many more..BTW pineapple kesari looks so tempting and delicious....

  2. Congrats on millennium hits akka :)
    Kesari is too yum... :)

  3. Congrats, my question is same quantity milk can be used for same day used? I made with water and didn't like the outcome.

    1. Linsy you can use milk for 1/2 cup semolina around 2 cups milk (semi skimmed) should be good. Personally I prefer adding water as it remains fresh for long, you can always use milk if thats your preference.

    2. Thanks for the reply. I have to use it in half an hour after making this. That's why.

  4. thats great.... definitely a day to enjoy and feel proud... wish for all good things in your life

  5. Delicious kesari dear :) yummy

  6. Congrats Priya .Yummy sweet

  7. Congratulation Priya ! Wish You many more millions in future :) My favorite fruit kesari...looks so yummy and perfectly made...neatly presented !

  8. Congrats priya. You are rocking and perfect treat to celebrate the special occasion.

  9. wow such an delicious way to celebarte million hits :) thats really a very huge victory in blogging too achieve isn't it very happy for your :) congratz and wish you many more milions hits to come in coming years :) kesari looks absolutely delicious and tempting !!

  10. congrats ! Perfect sweet for this sweet occasion !

  11. Wow congrats so happy for u..
    Wish u many more milestones like this
    Lots of love

  12. u deserve all ur success priya... :) awesome kesari to celebrate...

  13. Congrats priya, wish you the best

  14. congrats priya.. wishing u many more hits on ur page.. kesari looks yumm.. yet to try this.. :)

  15. cONGRATS Priya, and wishing u many more!

  16. yum yumm..drooling here..lovely color Priya

  17. Kesari has come out really well, looks very delicious..

  18. A big hug Priya and passing on loads of love as well. wish you many more milestones gal. My Net was not working properly for the past 2 weeks and you have posted so many yummy recipes in the meantime. Off to check them all.

  19. Congrats Priya, one million hits is really huge, wishing you many many for millions of hits in the coming year... you have perfectly celebrated with a lovely pineapple kesari...

  20. i love pineapple kesari da i tasted it first time on our marriage day :)

  21. Congrats! Kesary looks inviting!

  22. Congrats on your milestone. You will achieve so much in the future.

  23. Congrats Priya,this is so well deserved ..I love seeing ur own recipes, so unique!

  24. Congrats dear... Keep rock... love the pineapple kesari much... i can feel the aroma here...its my to-do list for long time...will try soon... lovely...

  25. Hi when to add pineapple chunks ? U didn't mention that in ur receipe. Just fried the pineapple and pls let me know when to add

    1. HI Sri
      when you add food colour add the cooked pineapple with the syrup or water that it was cooked in.


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