Pineapple Kesari Bath | Pineapple Kesari Recipe

pineapple kesari bath

The pineapple kesari bath, also known by such names as pineapple rava kesari, is a mouth-watering sweet dish. It is a variation of the regular kesari bath in that the pineapple kesari recipe uses pineapple as an additional ingredient. This fruit adds to the taste and health value of pineapple kesari bath.

For Maha Shivaratri, pineapple kesari bath, or its regular counterpart, is one of the items made as nyvedhyam to the Lord.

You may also want to make pineapple kesari bath for events like a birthday party or to celebrate, say an educational accomplishment from one of your family members.

It is quite common to make vegetable rava upma also when this sweet delicacy is made, as the two have a good fit.

A hot cup of filter coffee completes the fine eating experience.

3 Pineapple Facts
pineapple health benefits
A pineapple is rich in, among others, water and fiber content1 and may prevent constipation.
pineapple health benefits
Vitamin C is one of the vitamins found in large quantities in a pineapple.1 This vitamin is said to reduce the frequency of common cold.2
pineapple health benefits
Bromelain, a combination of enzymes, found in pineapples, is said to be a remedy for indigestion and inflammation.3

What are the traits of the pineapple kesari recipe? First, it needs only a few ingredients. These are fine rava or chiroti rava, ghee, sugar, grapes, cashew nuts, cardamom and, of course, the pineapple. Second, the steps are few and simple. Third, in about 30 minutes you can make this super-delicious sweet dish.

Smooth-textured pineapple kesari bath requires more ghee. Otherwise, when you eat this sweet dish you may feel it to be slightly sticky.

Use both pineapple pieces and pineapple paste to make the pineapple kesaribath. With this method, you can eat the chunks of pineapple and also sense the fine aroma of this wonder fruit.

A point you have to take extra note on how to make pineapple kesari is you have to use a pineapple that is well-ripe.

Relish or serve pineapple kesaribath hot.

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Servings: Two to Three


1. Pineapple / ananas pieces 1 cup
2. Fine rava / chiroti rava / semolina 1 cup
3. Ghee / clarified butter 1/2 to 1 cup or to taste

Pineapple kesari bath can be prepared using half-cup of ghee. However, the dish would be slightly sticky.
4. Sugar 1-and-1/2 cup or to taste
5. Water 3-and-1/4 cup
6. Cashew nuts 2-3 tablespoons
7. Dry grapes / raisins 2-3 tablespoons
8. Cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

How to make Pineapple Kesari?


1. Use water and grind about half the quantity of pineapple to a paste.

Use water from the measured quantity only.

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The Steps 2-4 and Steps 5-6 can be followed in parallel to reduce the cooking time.

Bring the remaining water to boil.

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Add pineapple pieces.

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Boil for 3-4 minutes and ensure the pineapple has some crunchiness.

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3. Add sugar.

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Heat till the sugar dissolves.

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4. Add the pineapple paste.

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Bring to boil. Cover the utensil.

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To retain the pineapple aroma, do not boil the mixture too much.

The pineapple syrup is ready.
5. Set flame to low.

Heat half-cup of ghee in a thick-bottom kadai.

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Heat till the ghee becomes hot, but not smoking hot.

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6. Add rava.

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Fry for 2-3 minutes.

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7. Add cashew nuts and grapes.

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Fry till the grapes swell or till you get a strong aroma of rava, while ensuring that the rava does not get burnt. So, you have to keep stirring the mixture.

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Switch-off the flame.

Fry for a few more seconds.
8. If the pineapple syrup is not boiling, bring to boil.

Be careful when you add the syrup to the mixture as it may spurt.

Add half of the syrup to the rava mixture slowly.

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Switch-on the stove.

Add the remaining syrup.

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Mix thoroughly.

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Cover with a plate.

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9. Cook for three to four minutes. Remove the plate.

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Add cardamom powder.

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If the mixture is not thick, cook till the rava absorbs all the syrup.

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Taste the mixture. Add sugar if necessary and mix. Cook till the sugar dissolves.
10. Follow this Step, if you will use one cup (and not half-cup) of ghee:

Add a tablespoon of ghee and mix. Repeat this procedure till you make use of all the ghee.

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You can avoid this step. However, the pineapple kesari bath, would become slightly sticky.
11. Cover the utensil.

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Switch off the stove. Wait for two to three minutes.
12. Pineapple kesari bath / pineapple kesari is ready.

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TIPS Pineapple Kesari Bath
1. If the pineapple itself is sweet, add less sugar.
2. Do not add any food colors and any essence, as these might not be good for the health.