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pineapple kesari served warm in a silver bowl.
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Pineapple Kesari

Pineapple kesari or sheera is a delicious south Indian sweet pudding with semolina and pineapple. Pineapple kesari is quick to make , delicious and flavorful!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 467kcal


  • 1 cup finely chopped pineapples
  • 4 tablespoons ghee divided
  • 1/4 cup broken cashews
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 cup semolina rava
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 10 saffron strands


  • Finely chop fresh pineapple and sprinkle some sugar over it. Mix well and set aside.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons ghee in a thick pan. Add cashews and raisins, fry till golden.
  • Next add rava and roast till golden and aromatic.
  • Add water and mix very well. Keep stirring to avoid lumps. Let the semolina get cooked thorou
  • Once the semolina is well cooked add sugar and mix well. Add pineapple pieces and mix too.
  • Cook over low heat for 6-7 minutes, stirring continuously. Add cardamom powder, saffron strands and remaining ghee.
  • Cook till kesari leaves the sides of the pan. Serve pineapple sheera warm.


Calories: 467kcal