4 July 2018

Pineapple Halwa

½ cup Rava/Sooji
½ cup Ghee / clarified butter
1 cup Sugar
½ cup Pineapple, chopped
1 ½ cups Water
10 Cashewnuts, sliced
¼ tsp cardamom powder
Saffron strands, a few or kesar colour (optional)
1. Heat 1 tbsp ghee and roast cashews till golden brown. Remove and keep aside.
2. Heat ¼ cup ghee in a thick bottomed pan and roast the rava till you get a nice aroma. Remove and keep aside.
3.  In the same pan, add the water and pineapple bits and let cook till pineapple becomes soft.
4. Add the rava stirring continuously leaving no lumps. Now add the sugar and mix well till sugar melts and halwa starts to thicken.
5. Add the remaining ¼ cup ghee, stir. Add in the cardamom powder, cashewnuts, saffron and mix well. Give a final stir till halwa starts to leave sides of the pan.
Remove and serve hot.