Monday, July 4, 2011

Pineapple Halwa

                                       This sweet halwa was a part of the dessert in a dinner hosted by my daughter.This is similar to our Rava Kesari with the additional ingredient of pineapple.Here all the ingredients are available through all the seasons,either in frozen or canned form, a great blessing to those interested in cooking.Actually, this dessert item turned out from the left over pine apple after making the pineapple upside down cake.The ghee is the real taste maker in most of the halwas.

Roasted rava/Sooji : 1 cup
Sugar : 2 cups.
Pine apple : 2 round slices of medium size( fresh/canned)
Saffron : a few shreds
Ghee : 3 tbsp.
Milk : 1 cup
Cashew nuts, badam, raisins,cardamom powder,lemon yellow colour

1.Cut the pineapple into small pieces and soak the saffron in the milk.Roast the cashew,raisins and the badam in 1 tbsp of ghee and keep aside.

2.Boil 2 cups of water, add the yellow colour and allow the pineapple to get cooked in it for a few minutes.

3.Then add the milk.When the water and milk starts boiling,add the rava little by little   and keep on stirring to avoid lumps.After all the water and milk is absorbed and the rava gets cooked,mix the sugar and stir well adding 2 tbsp.of ghee.This is the time when more lumps form and try to crush them.As the halwa starts leaving the sides of the vessel,add cardamom powder,the roasted cashews,badam and raisins.The delicious dessert item is ready.


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