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Pineapple Halwa (Ananas Ka Halwa)


Ingredients:

Semolina (sooji) – 1 cup
Ghee – 3-4 tbsp
Sugar – 3/4
Pineapple (canned or fresh) – 1 -1.5 cup, cubes and juice
Water – 2 cups
Saffron (Kesar) – 1/4 tsp
Green cardamom (chhoti elaichi) – 1/2 tsp
Cashew nut (Kaju) and Raisins (kishmish) – 1/4 cup

Directions:

  • Roast sooji in 1 tbsp of ghee till it is slightly brown.
  • Fry kaju and kishmish and keep them aside.
  • Warm  kesar slightly. Powder it and dissolve it in little water.
  • Mix  sugar, water, pineapple, green cardamom, 1 tsp of ghee  and a pinch of salt in a pan and give it a boil.
  • Heat till the sugar syrup is slightly thick.
  • Add kesar and lower the flame.
  • Add roasted sooji little by little to the sugar syrup and quickly stir to avoid any lumps.
  • Add remaining ghee, dry fruits and stir for another 3-5 minutes.
  • Serve and garnish with dry fruits.

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