Monday, May 25, 2020

Pineapple Rava Kesari or Pineaplle Sajjige

The sajjige or the rava kesar has to be one the most loved sweets in my household. It is a dessert that uses the simplest of ingredients, gets done in no time and with minimal effort. Despite all the minimal effort and the minimal ingredients, There is absolutely no compromise on the taste. It tastes  just heavenly!! Maybe that is the reason, the semolina pudding is also known as "sapatha Bhaksa" and it a must for the Sathyanarayana Pooja.

 The Rava Kesari is a very forgiving dish and is perfect for for beginner cooks. This sweet dish is also very versatile. Versatile as in, it can be flavored in so many different ways. You can flavor this pudding with simple spices like cloves, saffron and cardamom or fruits like banana, cantaloupe, jackfruit. The sajjige can taste as simple to as exotic depending on the ingredients that is used. Isn't that wonderful??

Give this recipe a try and let me know about the outcome!!

Pineapple Sajjige Recipe:
Preparation time: 20mins
Cooking time: 15mins
Serves- 4-6


Ghee- 6tbspns+1tbspn
Cloves- 4-5
Broken Cashewnuts-2tbspn
Raisins- 1tbspn
Fine semolina or chiroti rava- 1 cup or 200ml
Chopped pineapple- 1 cup
Milk- 1 cup or 200ml
Water- 2cups
Saffron- a pinch
Sugar- 2 cups
Cardamom powder- 1/2tspn


  • Heat a table spoon of ghee in a thick bottomed pan and add the cloves and the chopped cashews and fry till they are slightly golden brown in color. 
  • Add the raisins and fry till they bubble up and take off the heat. 
  • Add the semolina to the same pan and fry till it turns golden brown and take off the heat.
  • Carefully add water to the same pan and stir in they pineapple and allow the pineapple to cook for a few minutes.
  • Stir in the milk, saffron and the remaining ghee to the pineapple mixture and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Lower the flame and Add the semolina and the sugar, mix well and cook covered on low heat for five to seven mins to till you notice the mixture leaving the sides of the pan.
  • Add the cardamom powder and fried cashew raisin mixture and serve immediately. 

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