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Thursday, February 6, 2014

fruit-kesari-recipe
One thing I love in wedding food is this Fruit Kesari. They serve either fruit kesari or pineapple kesari. I love both! Though I have attended only 3-4 wedding functions other than our family weddings, I have not seen anyone serving the ordinary kesari. It will be something special. Some call it as pineapple pudding or fruit pudding too. But I don’t know why they name it pudding when it is kesari. We used to even make fun saying attaching pudding to everything, hehe. I wanted to try it for a long time at home, so today I had everything in hand and even Vj – the Kesari lover was at home, so thought of giving it a try and it turned our amazingly good! I referred Revathy mam’s recipe that I noted down in my recipe book but changed accordingly to suit my taste and convenience.
kesari-with-fruits

Fruit kesari recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Sweets
Prep Time: 30 mins    |  Cook time: 25 mins    Serves: 6

Ingredients


Rava / Sooji/ Semolina  1 cup 
Sugar  2 cups* 
Apple, chopped finely  1/2 cup 
Pineapple chopped finely  1/2 cup 
Raisin  1/4 cupv
Cashew nuts  1/8 cup 
Ghee  1/4 cup 
oil 1/4 cup
Pineapple essence (Optional)  2 drops 
Salt  A pinch 
Water  2 & 1/2 cups 

*Sugar can be as less as 1 & 1/2 cups

Method

  1. Chop the fruits and keep it mixed with 3 tblsp of sugar for atleast 30 mins. Heat a pan with ghee and oil and add the cashewnuts. Just give it a stir. No need to make it golden.1-fruit
  2. Add the raisins and stir in medium flame until it gets bloated fully. Add the rava and roast until the raw smell goes off. No need to wait until the rava turns colour.2-fry
  3. Boil water side by side and add it to the roasted rava. Carefully mix as it may overflow or spill as it boils. Add salt at this stage.3-boil
  4. Mix well until it gets thick in consistency.4-cook
  5. Cook covered for 4 minutes or until done in low flame. Mix well.5-cooked
  6. Add sugar and colour. Mix until its watery.6-sugar
  7. Add the fruits without the watery sugar at the bottom. Mix well.7-mix
  8. Keep mixing until the kesari starts leaving its sides and transfer to the serving bowl.8-ready

Notes

    • Oil helps in maintaining the loose texture for this kesari, which is important. Otherwise it will become too thick if ghee is used fully.
    • Use only refined sunflower oil or other oil which has less flavour to avoid the oil smell in the kesari. Definitely no groundnut oil. 
    • You can use various fruits like pear, fresh grapes- brown or green.
    • I have not used essence here as pineapple and apple by itself gives a great flavor. If adding essence, add it along the food colour. Do not add more as it will spoil the flavor.
    • Vanaspati can also be used in place of oil.

Tastes really great with the fruits and nuts giving it a great texture, just out of this world!

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42 comments:

  1. the picture is tempting ... and loved the color yellow :D

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  2. wow! super tasty kesari I love the fruit base dessert

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  3. love the second click.. so droolworthy!!

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  4. Looks yummy. .. will surely try this

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  5. Looks yummy. .. will surely try this

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  6. this looks absolutely lipsmacking... so delicious...

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  7. Can i have a spoonful please :) Looks sooo tempting n yummy. Slllluuuurrrrrpp ;)

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  8. Very tempting.... Can i have a spoonful..

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  9. but not healthy, 2c sugar and 1/4c gee

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  10. Wow...this looks too tempting...love pineapple kesari n this with the addition of apple sounds so good...tempting clicks!

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  11. Mouthwatering and delectable kesari

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  12. Awesome and vibrant looking kesari. Wonderfully prepared.
    Deepa

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  13. Look delicious one of my favourite.

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  14. Looking do tempting n delicious

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  15. Thanks Raks...This recipe was one of my earlier request to u...
    waiting to try this weekend.

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  16. Thanks Raks...This recipe was one of my earlier request to u...
    waiting to try this weekend.

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  17. I have tasted this only once. Love it!

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  18. hey Raks ...tomo guests r coming ...just now i made for them...delicious.... my hubby loved this tasty kesari ...

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  19. Very tempting and delicious kesari.

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  20. Lovely kesari, never tried adding apple in that. Super tempting

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  21. Looks super tempting....! Yumm kesari....drooling here

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  22. Looks so nice n delicious.can u plz upload puttu receipe

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  23. Raks, it looks yumm. my fav too, i go to wedding to slurp this down ;) Despite the fact that I dont eat pineapple, I love the pineapple flavoured kesari. Where did you grab that glass saucepan? I am so jealous, it is so beautiful.everytime u post a pic of it, I go JJJJJ
    amazing blog and lovely recipes

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    1. Haha, you are so lucky, I don't even get a chance to attend weddings *sob sob*
      I got this here in Singapore - Its brand name called VISIONS. You can google for it and may be try buying online.

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  24. That looks colorful and yummy.....good collection of recipes...and tried a few. Thanks..

    Anu

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  25. Hi, I tried this yesterday. Came out very nice. I have not tried with apple before. Thanks!!

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    1. Thank you for your feedback :)

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  26. Super like fruit kesari ........ Flavorful !!

    http://sonykitchen.blogspot.com/

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  27. Hi....I tried Kesari yesterday and my hubby and son loved it. This is my successful Kesari. Thanks a lot. Blessings.. Amitha Arvind

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    1. Thank you for your feedback :)

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  28. Lovely mouth watering kesari. Bookmarking it. Love the way you have presented it.

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  29. my whole familys favourite!!!! mouth watering!!! pineapple in kesari is always awesome!!!

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  30. this looks just too good.. I have to try it..I always eat this when Im at Madurai.

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  31. I just cant take my eyes off this picture!!! So so yummy :)

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  32. nice recipe looks really good and tasty

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  33. I just tried it this morning, turned out yummy! Hubby n kids loved it. Stepwise pics are very good to follow, great clicks too! Loved the final presentation, I refer many recipes, but leaving a post this time. Thanks!

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  34. Hi, pics are so tempting! Can I use tinned pineapple?

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  35. Looks so tempting ! Planning to make for a dinner ! Can I use tinned pineapple??

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