Pineapple halwa recipe, how to make pineapple halwa
We had a party last weekend. Though I didn’t have to make anything for the party, I wanted to make a sweet for the host of the party. I had pineapple at home and so thought I will make pineapple halwa. Sanvi was sleeping and Gj went out to buy gifts for the party.
I had enough time to make the pineapple halwa, but by the time I finished it, sanvi got up and even Gj returned home quickly. It was getting late and since it is winter now, it became dark soon. With very little light, I struggled to take pictures. The pineapple halwa was also hot and so I was finding it difficult to see where I could take pictures with minimal lighting. Finally, I was able to take only these pictures.
All you need are some basic ingredients that you require for making an halwa. Hope you like the pictures as well as the pineapple halwa recipe.
Pineapple chunks – 1 cup
Milk – 1 cup
Water – 1/4 cup
Sugar – 1 cup
Raisins – 10
Cardamom powder/elakkai podi – 1/2 tsp
Saffron color – 1/4 tsp (I used yellow food color)
Salt – a pinch
Ghee – 3/4 cup
Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.
Beginners, you may want to refer how to choose and cut a pineapple
1. Steam the pineapple chunks in an idly cooker. I have steamed it in a pan. Once the pineapple cools down, transfer it to a blender. Grind the pineapple chunks along with milk to a fine puree.2. Heat two teaspoons of ghee and fry the cashew nuts and raisins. Once the cashew nuts turn golden brown and raisins plump up, transfer it to a container. In a non-stick pan, add 1/4 cups of water and sugar.3. The sugar will dissolve completely. In medium-low flame, keep boiling and stirring the sugar syrup until it reaches one string consistency.4. Once it reaches one-string consistency, add the pineapple puree. Then add salt, ghee, cardamom powder, and saffron color. Stir once and then add ghee. Keep boiling the mixture.5. The mixture will initially be very watery. Slowly, the pineapple mixture will start to thicken. At one stage, the mixture will come to an Halwa consistency. The mixture will start to leave the sides of the pan. At this stage, add the fried cashew nuts and raisins. Switch off the stove.Now, pineapple halwa is ready!
- Instead of water, you can add pineapple juice and follow the same procedure.
- You can also add condensed milk or khoya at the time of adding sugar for more sweetness.
- If you are adding condensed milk then skip the sugar.
- Do not cook pineapple halwa in high flame.
- You can also use the canned pineapple chunks but remember the canned ones would have extra sweetness. Add sugar accordingly.
- Steam the pineapple and only then make halwa using it. If not, it would taste crunchy and little raw.
Pineapple halwa recipe below: