Pineapple Kesari / Halwa
Sooji / Semolina 1 cup
Sugar 2 cup
Pineapple (chopped finely) 1 cup
Cashews (chopped) 1/8 cup
Raisin 1/4 cup
Pineapple essence (Optional) 2 drop
Ghee 1/4 cup
Oil 1/4 cup
Salt 1 pinch
Water 2 & 1/2 cup
Yellow food color 2 pinch
Mix chopped pineapple with 3 tbsp of sugar for at least 30 mins.
Heat a pan with ghee & oil and then add the cashews. Just give it a stir. No need to make it golden.
Add the raisins and stir in medium flame until it gets bloated fully.
Add the sooji / semolina and roast until the raw smell goes off. No need to wait until it turns color.
Boil water side by side and add it to the roasted sooji . Mix carefully as it may overflow or spill as it boils.
Add salt & mix well until it gets thick in consistency. Cook covered for 4-5 minutes or until done in low flame.
Add sugar and color. Mix until it is watery consistency.
Add the fruits without the watery sugar at the bottom & mix well. Keep mixing until the mixture starts leaving sides of the pan.
Transfer to the serving bowl & enjoy !