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pineapple halwa
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3 from 2 votes

Pineapple halwa

An Indian dessert made with pineapple and semolina
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Desserts/Sweets/Mithai
Cuisine: South Indian Cuisine
Keyword: Halwa, pineapple halwa, pineapple kesari, sooji
Servings: 4 person
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 1.25 cup Pineapple / Annanas pureed
  • 3/4 cup Semolina / Sooji
  • 1/2 cup Clarified Butter / Desi Ghee
  • 2.5 cup Water / Paani
  • 1+1/4 cup Sugar / Chini
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder / Elaichi Powder
  • pinch of Saffron / Kesar
  • 1 tbsp Pistachio chopped
  • 1 tbsp Cashew Nuts / Kaju toasted
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Coconut, Grated


  • Coarsely Crush 6 pineapple slices in the mixer jar, no need to make a smooth puree.
  • Heat water and sugar in a pan and cook till sugar melts completely.
  • Now remove the sugar syrup from the flame and add saffron and pineapple crush(1.5 cup ) into it and mix.
  • Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan and roast the cashew nuts to a nice golden colours and then take out from the pan and keep aside.
  • Now add semolina/rava in the pan and roast on low heat.
  • Roast till semolina/sooji become golden in colour and start giving a nice aroma.
  • Then add the sugar syup and keep stirring till it start to thicken.
  • Now add cardamom powder and mix well
  • Garnish with sliced pistachio ,cashew and grated coconut and serve hot.