Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pineapple kesri baath

Kesri Baath is a south Indian version of the sooji halwa.
Usually served as a prasada on the Satyanarayana Swamy poojas, which I love.
My Mom use make this with a twist. Sometimes just kesri baath,sometimes with pineapple or banana peices and sometimes with cocoa powder.
I especially love this one.

1 cup Rawa
1 and 1/2 cup Sugar
Water 2 cups
Saffron 1 pinch soaked in a tablespoon of warm water
1 can Pineapple, finely chopped.
3 tbsp Ghee

In a heavy bottomed pan,heat ghee and add rawa and roast till fragrant. Take it off the heat.

Combine water, sugar and saffron in another pot and simmer till the sugar dissolves. Take the pan off of heat since adding rawa usually splatters all over the place.
Trust me on this....
Drop the warm toasted sooji into the hot syrup one tablespoon at a time stirring vigorously. Make sure there are no lumps. Put a lid and cook for a few minutes.

When this is done stir in the pineapple pieces. Cover and cook for a few more minutes. This dessert can be served either hot or cold.

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