Friday, July 20

Xtremely Delicious Fruit Kesari

I still remember the day when we resigned our bachelor life and decided to lead the rest of our lives together. Yes, it was our wedding day. Around evening when everyone were craving for a snack this kesari was served along with mysore bajjis. I had a plate and was proud of myself for having selected it as snack in the menu. It was so delicious, a combination of sweet kesari with mixed fruits. Especially the pineapple. Everyone who attended the wedding complimented saying that the food was out of the world. All credit goes our caterers the famous "Tirumala Caterers" in hyderabad. I take this opportunity to thank them for having served me this delicious snack or say it sweet.

As Nupur of One Hot Stove gave us the liberty to cook with fruits for the alphabet 'X', I dared to make this at home. Though it was not as best as they made at my wedding(as they used lots and lots of ghee, I could not dare to use that much at home), this sure is a hit. I am not a big fan of all the sweets, I am very picky. But this one is sure top in the list. So here is the recipe that I made:

Ingredients: A heaped cup of mixed fruits ( I used pineapple, banana, apple, orange )
A fistful of cashews and golden raisins (kish mish)
1 cup Bombay rava
1 cup Sugar
3 cups Water (Updated on Saturday after making it second time)
2 to 3 tbsp Ghee
1/2 tsp saffron
1/2 tsp cardamom powder

1. In a pan heat 2 tsp of ghee and fry rava until until you smell good aroma.

2. In another pan add the water and add 1/4 tsp of saffron.

3. Once the water starts boiling add the sugar, cardamom powder and wait until the sugar melts and then add the fried rava and mix thoroughly until it is cooked and no lumps are formed.

4. In the same pan in which you fried rava, add 2 tbsp ghee and add cashews and raisins. Let them turn brown and then add the fruits. Stir for a minute and add the mixture to the cooked kesari. The delicious kesari is ready to be served.

As you can see my comment up there, I could not resist and made it once again. I was invited for a get together at my husband colleague's house so I made this once again. And increased the water amount and the result was soft kesari, than yesterday. Loved it so I made the changes to my original version. So here is the picture of it.

This is my entry to Nupur's A-Z of Indian Vegetables for the alphabet 'X' at One Hot Stove.


Sharmi said...

waw fruit kesari!! looks so heavenly. but when you add banana when rava is hot won't it get cooked? great one for "X". will try this next time i am making kesari.

Hima said...

Hey sharmi, thanks a lot. Well, no Banana did not become mushy. As you can see in the picture, it was fine, and just make sure that banana is not too ripen. And do not cook vegetables for too long in the ghee. If you want apples to be cooked completely then add banana at last.

Raghu Ram Prasad said...

kesari!is one of the simple and tastey dish of made some more delicious about the fruit kesari..thanks a lot

Roopa said...

wow it is looking fabulous! i can imagine how delicious it would have been!

Asha said...

YUM!! I love Pineapple Kesari Bhaat too.Looks great.Love the title!;D

Nupur said...

Mmm...I can imagine how nice and juicy the fruits in there would taste! Thanks for participating!

Jyothi said...

Hi Hima, looks great and yummy. Great entry. Thanks for sharing.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is looking mouth watering.... Lovely..Nice idea...

Richa said...

looks delicious, I like all kinds of halwa :) btw, do you need to cook the pineapple before adding?

Hima said...

Yes, I cooked all the fruits but not completely. Just for a minute or two in ghee.

RML said...

Hi Hima,
The kesari looks mouth watering.Adding banana is new to me.(Even I had the same doubt as others that it wd become mushy)Sure wd follow your recipe when I make kesari next time.
Thanks for sharing

Vcuisine said...

Kesari is my favorite Hima with fruits it looks great. Viji

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