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This is one of the most famous desserts from Southern India. "Kesari", also known as Sheera or Halwa in other parts of India, is an easy and delicious dessert made from semolina, milk, water, and in most cases - Pineapple. But to make it easier for you to relish this delicacy as much as you like, here's a quick and tasty Microwave recipe - this no-fuss method will make it very simple to indulge in some hot Pineapple Kesari whenever you feel like having a bite! Just deck it up with some more saffron, and some chopped nuts and raisins, and you are all set for a beautiful and satisfying Indian dessert, ready in no time!


: 1/2 cup
Pineapple pure
: 1/2 cup
: 1 cup
: 1/2 cup
: 5 tbsp
A few strands saffron (kesar)
: 2 tsp
Cardamom (elaichi) powder
: 1/4 tsp

Pineapple Kesari


  • In a microwave-safe bowl mix together the pineapple pure and 1 tablespoon sugar and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes.
  • Add the milk, water, remaining sugar and saffron and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes.
  • In another microwave safe bowl mix together the semolina and ghee and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes, stirring after every 30 seconds.
  • Add the rawa to the pineapple mixture and microwave for 4 minutes on HIGH, stirring once after 2 minutes. Add the cardamom powder and mix well, giving it a final stir.
  • Once ready, transfer the Pineapple Kesari onto a serving plate; garnish with a few strands of saffron, and maybe a few crushed nuts, and serve hot.