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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pineapple Kesari with dalia/broken wheat

Kesari is an Indian dessert, originated in South India. I had no idea about this before coming to blogging world. I posted plain kesari recipe before, this time I tried making kesari with pineapple. I love pineapple, specially love them in dessert. But I never made any dessert except bengali pineapple chutney, was looking for some dessert found this kesari recipe and I had no rawa/suji, by which Kesari is generally made, so thought to give it a try with dalia or broken wheat. I was pleasantly surprised with the result I got. Little tangy, little sweet together with the goodness of broken wheat, was a healthy filling dessert.

Ingredients :
Dalia/fine grain broken wheat : 1 cu[
Pineapple : 1 cup
Sugar : 2/3 cup
Orange or yellow food color : 5-6 drops
Ghee/clarified butter : 2 tblsp.
Cashew nuts : 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder : 1-2 tsp.
Slivered almonds/raisins : a handful

Method :
  • Heat a pan, add dalia, fry for 2-3 minutes,then put in a pressure cooker, add double the amount of water and cook for 1 whistle. Evaporate all the moisture and keep aside.
  • Heat ghee in a pan, add cashew nuts, stir-fry until they turn light brown, add pineapple, cooked dalia. Mix well. Add sugar, food color and keep stirring for 1-2 minute. Then add about 1 cup water.
  • Cook continuously(or it will be lumpy) until all water evaporates. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle cardamom powder, mix and you are done. 
  • Decorate with slivered almonds or raisins.
Chandrani(my younger sister) of Cuisine delights has shared few awards with me, she never forgets to share her awards with me. She has posted lots of mouth watering recipes in her blog, and has receive lots of love and support from blogging world. I'm very happy for her. We share the same hobby of trying out new recipes, so friends keep visiting her blog and give her loads of support.

I'm sharing these awards with few of my blogger friends...
Premalatha of Prema's Thaligai
Radhika of Tickling Palattes
Kankana of Sunshine & Smile
Kalpana Sareesh of Life with Spices
Priti of Indian Khana
Akila of Torview
Vardhini of Zesty Palette
Mango Coconut BurfiSending this kesari and above archived posts to
Celebrate Sweets : Fruits & Vegetables @ Rak's Kitchen this month, started by Nivedita's Kitchen
Sending this kesari and Tomato Rice to
Flavours of South India @ Simply.Food 

Also to Foods for Fasting (Vrat ka Khaana) @ Sizzling Tastebuds

And to Radhika's "Diwali Special Event-Sweets & Savories"

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 / by / 18 Comments


  1. nice way of using dalia in this..looks gr8

  2. Looks yum and gud idea using broken wheat ....good one Indra :)

  3. wow delicious combo,luks so tempting and yum...

  4. I have never tried it with dalia. Thanks for sharing this one Indrani.

  5. I love this like anything,now craving for some :) Wish I were your neighbor :)

  6. I have saved this to give a try Indrani, I know my hubs is going to love this as he has a BIG sweet tooth :)

  7. this looks so yummy, pineapple with dalia combo is too good, can get the nice aroma of the kesari..

  8. Love the way u prepared this kesari, seriously inviting..

  9. Thanks, everyone for liking this experiment..try this out and let me know.........

  10. New combination. Looks very nice. Surely calls for a try.

  11. Pineapple kesari with wheat looks tempting and healthy too..Congrads on ur award. I dont know how I missed so many of ur good recipes.

  12. Lovely combo with pineapple kesari and daliya...healthy and delicious...

  13. wow delicious kesari,thank u so much for sharing the awards dear...

  14. Innovative,healthy kesari luks yumm and I wd luv to grab that dessert bowl.Luv ur yumm recipes here,following U.


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