Pineapple Kesari Bath

Pineapple Kesari Bath is one such delicacy dish of Karnataka, India, which is a part of Chow Chow Bath, which is one of the prime breakfast dish. Chow Chow Bath includes sweet and savory version from the same ingredient, Semolina/Rava. Kesari Bath is a Semolina / Rava pudding, whereas Pineapple Kesari Bath is the same pudding with the Pinapple fruit, which adds the taste and flavor to the dish differently. Adding fruit to the dish makes it more rich and nutritious. Addition of the pineapple essence, though optional, gives the dish a make over and stands out.


1. Semolina / sooji / rava - 1 cup
2. Sugar - 3/4th to 1 cup
3. Clarified butter / Ghee - 1/2 to 3/4th cup
4. Pineapple pieces - 1 cup
5. Pineapple essence - 1/2 tsp. (optional)
6. Cardamom powder - 1 tsp.
7. Cashew nuts and raisins (kishmish) - 1/4th cup

8. Turmeric - a pinch

Pineapple Kesaribhat
Ingredients lined up for the preparation of Kesari Bath

Cooking method:

1. Heat 2 tsp. of ghee in a heavy bottomed pan and sauté the cashew nuts and raisins, and take it into a plate.

2. In the same pan, dry roast the semolina / rava until it leaves a nice aroma without getting its color changed. Once done take this too onto a plate and keep aside.

3. Now blend the pineapple pieces coarsely in a blender. 

4. Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a pan, add coarsely blended pineapple pieces and allow it to cook in the ghee for 5 to 10 minutes. Keep stirring until it becomes mushy. Now add 3 cups of water to it and allow it to boil well adding a pinch of turmeric. Once the pineapple is cooked well, add roasted semolina and keep stirring it on low flame.

5. Once semolina / rava is cooked add sugar, and roasted cashew nuts and raisins. Cook this until it gets thick. Add the remaining ghee, cardamon powder and  pineapple essence. Keep stirring until the ghee leaves to the sides of the pan. Serve the warm Pineapple Kesari Bath and relish this sweet delicacy.

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Kesari Bath

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