Feb 18, 2007

Pineapple Sheera

My nearest and dearest cousin sister got engaged today. I and Nunu, as I called her when were kids, have been closer than real sisters. When we roamed together, people used to think we were twins. We have shared a lot since childhood. Unfortunately, I won’t be with her to share her special days. I will be missing her wedding in India scheduled for May:-(. Anyways, I thought I would make something sweet to share in her joy of getting engaged.

There have been a few pineapple slices sitting in my fridge for a long time, and I didn’t know what to do with them. I didn’t want to make pineapple milkshake, as it sounded too simple. Yesterday, I went to a friend’s place and the topic got to the famous ICH canteen in Seepz. This canteen serves pineapple sheera every Monday and Friday. I remember eating loads of this sheera. The sheera used to get over too soon, so you would have to wait for the next week to taste it. Well, that’s when the idea struck me that I would make this sheera. This one’s for you, Nunu.

Pineapple Sheera



Ingredients
1.Rava/Semolina – 1/2 cup
2.Sugar - 1/4 cup
3.Water - 1 cup
4.Pineapple – 1/2 cup, cut into small pieces
5.Pineapple Essence - 1 tsp (optional)
6.Ghee – 2.5 tbsp
7.Cashewnuts - 1 tsp, broken into small pieces.
8.Raisins - 1 tsp
9.Orange/Yellow colour powder - a small pinch (optional)
10.Saffron

Method
1.Boil the pineapples till they become soft. Drain the water and preserve it for boiling.
2.Heat a pan on low flame.
3.Add ghee to the pan. When it becomes slightly hot, add cashewnuts and raisins. Fry for some time.
4.Add rava to the pan and fry till rava turns brown. The moment it starts turning brown add sugar, boiled pineapples, and water. Stir till the rava thickens a bit.
5.Add cardamom powder and saffron.
6.Serve hot.

The sheera turned out delicious:-)

7 comments:

swapna said...

Hi Swapna
found u from Pooja's blog.nice recipes are coming up from u..pineapple sheera is looking so yummy..Never heard of this.thanks for sharing..

Swapna said...

Hey Swapna,
We share more than the same name..the interest in cooking too...Thanks for ur encouraging comment..They make my day and keep me going:-)
Swaps

TS said...

Hi Swapna,

I've never tried Pineapple Sheera....I make Sheeras all the time for my kids...this one is next to try. Thanks!

Trupti

Swapna said...

Hey Trupti,
Do try out and let me know if your kids like it:-)
Swaps

Manasi said...

Hi!!! Pineapple Sheera!! one of our all time favs!!! Congratulations to ur cuz!!!

yashwini said...

pineapple sheera @ICH was just amazing, thanks for posting this recipe. you brought back my wonderful memories of Seepz..thanks again

Ruth said...

Hello Swapna,

I was searching for some Diwali sweets recipes, and came across your blog. I must say that I am thoroughly impressed by you :-) I have loved your recipes and the best part are the pictures, they make so much of a difference to the entire appeal of the recipe. I am a Catholic married to a Maharashtrian. I would love to see some more of these maharastrian recipes. My husband is a total foodie and I want to impress him
;-)I didnt see any non-veg recipes, i guess you are a pure vegetarian, could you help me with some sites for non-veg Malwani cuisine.

Thanks in advance and once again, it was great visiting your blog today!

Cheers!
Ruth Makarand Padwal