I have always loved pineapples and love to use them in my cooking or baking. I have made pineapple kesari with semolina a couple of times before. But I wanted to try a dessert just with pineapple. I found a number of recipes in the net. But I made a very simple one. But I have given a few different options in the notes below.
I made this as prasadam during one of the days of navaratri. I made it quite late in the evening, and so the poor quality of the hurriedly taken images. I will try to update it sometime.
I and my hubby loved this one as we both have a sweet tooth and enjoy most of sweets and dessert. We loved the slightly tangy flavour along with the sweetness. But my kids did not have much of this dessert.
But if you love both pineapple and desserts, then you might love to try this one!! Do try this for a change.
Puree the pineapple chunks in a blender to a smooth paste.
Heat ghee in a pan. Roast the cashews till golden brown.
Remove and keep it aside.
Now in the same pan, add the pineapple puree.
Keep stirring till the water evaporates and the pineapple thickens.
This will take around 20 -25 minutes.
Add the sugar,cardamom powder and saffron strands.
It becomes a little liquid again.
Keep stirring till the volume reduces again and is sufficiently thick.
This step will again take around 15 minutes.
Now add the rice flour or maida.
This will give a gloss to the halwa.
Remove from flame when halwa slightly starts leaving the sides of the pan.
You can add khoya or condensed milk for more richness. If you are using either of them , add it when you add the sugar. Stir till the mixture thickens and starts leaving the sides. If you are adding unsweetened khoya, you may require more sugar than the mentioned amount.
Similarly, if you using condensed milk, leave out the sugar.
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