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This delicious dessert commonly known as 'Kesari' / 'Sooji Halwa' is popular throughout India and is served at weddings and festive occasions. Made with semolina, sugar and ghee, this sweet dish comes in different flavors - pineapple, coconut and mango. 

Prep Time : 10 min

Cook Time : 20 min


3 cups water
1 1/2 cup pineapple 
1/4 tsp yellow food color 
2 tbsp + 2tbsp ghee (Clarified Butter)  
3 tbsp cashew
3 tbsp raisins 
1 cup semolina 
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cardamom Powder 


  1. To a pan of water, add cubed pineapples, yellow food color and bring to boil. Keep aside and let it cool.
  2. Fry cashews and raisins in 2 tbsp of ghee.
  3. Add the semolina to this and fry till golden brown.
  4. Next, add the cooked pineapple (along with the water) and mix all the ingredients together. Cover and cook till this thickens.
  5. Add sugar, cardamom powder and mix well. Once the sugar has melted add 2 tbsp of ghee.
  6. Mix well and continue stirring till all the water has reduced and the semolina separates out from the pan.

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