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easy recipe for pineappl kesaribath
Pineapple Kesaribath .. a delightful dessert that’s very popular in Karnataka .


Kesari / Kesaribath is a popular and easy home made dessert which probably is the first sweet most of us tried cooking . It is one of my go to sweet when I have unexpected guests. Yep !! making them is that simple ,quick . But today i have for you all ” Pineapple Kesari / Pineapple Kesari Bath “ which is very common in marriages and hotels in Karnataka . In  darshinis , it is usually served along with khara bath and named as chow chow chow bath .Some people call it pineapple pudding too .Though i am not a huge fan of kesari bath , pineapple kesari attracts me . With pineapples flavor and tanginess infused , this dessert tastes so delicious  .Do try this classic and divine tasting Pineapple Kesaribath , i am sure you are gonna love it !!! Here you go….

Check Out the Video recipe here :

easy recipe for pineappl kesaribath


Smitha Kalluraya
Course Dessert
Cuisine karnataka
Servings 4 serving


  • 1 cup Medium Rava /Semolina /Sooji
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1.5 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup pineapple, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup Ghee
  • as required Cashews, finely chopped
  • as required Raisins
  • 2 - 3 no cardamom powder/elaichi
  • 2 drops pineapple essence, (Optional)
  • a pinch Salt


  • De skin and finely chop pineapple.
  • Heat 1-2 tsp of ghee in a thick bottom kadai / pan and saute raisins & cashews  in it ,one by one.When they turn golden brown remove and keep aside.
  • Dissolve food colour in few tsp of water
  • To the same kadai  with leftover ghee,  roast rava over medium flame for 3 minutes or until it turns slightly golden brown. Make sure it doesn’t get burnt .
  • Boil water side by side and add it to the roasted rava. Carefully mix as it may overflow or spill.Immediately add finely chopped pineapple pieces and yellow color dissolved water too . Mix everything well .
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  • Close a lid and allow it to cook for 3-4 mins .
  • Add sugar,salt and ghee.Mix everything . You will observe that kesari now becmes watery and gets a glossy look. Keep mixing until the kesari starts leaving its sides .
  • Finally , add cardamom powder, pineapple essence ( if adding ) and nuts. Give a gentle mix and switch off .
    make karnataka style kesaibath
  • Now Pineapple kesari bath is ready to serve . Serve hot or warm .


  1. Be careful while adding hot water to the hot rava. Rava will splutter everywhere . So keep the flame on minimum while adding water .
  2. Add sugar only towards the end after rava is cooked while making kesari . Else rava will not be properly cooked .
  3. After it cools , kesari bath becomes little tight as ghee solidifies . However if you warm again , ghee will melt and make kesari bath again soft and shiny .
  4. Do not compromise on the quantity of ghee.Else your kesari will lack glossiness and tasteless . If you are OK , you can add more than mentioned but not less than that.
  5. If you want you can use oil and ghee 50: 50 ration . Usually in hotels they do so . Addition of oil helps in maintaining loose texture of kesari bath . But use only sunflower oil as it hs no strong smell .
  6. It stays good at room temperature for 2 days and for nearly 4-5 days in the refrigerator. The second day it tastes even better with a nice pineapple flavor
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Love ~Smitha

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  • Reply
    Rafeeda AR
    April 24, 2016 at 7:29 am

    My favorite kesari…

  • Reply
    Ranjani Arun
    October 7, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Smita are you using chiroti rava or local rava here

  • Reply
    Dr. Payal Agarwal
    January 30, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    hello Smitha…
    is it okay if I make it with whole wheat flour instead of rava… my husband doesnt like rava.

    • Reply
      Smitha Kalluraya
      February 1, 2017 at 6:21 am

      It won’t be same ..

      but if you still want . you can try .. roast atta nicely..

  • Reply
    March 11, 2017 at 5:18 am

    Hi Smitha
    I just tried Ur recipe.. it was awesome!! Perfect measurements.. very happy with Ur illustration…
    Thank you

  • Reply
    October 17, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Folllwed your recipe for an event at our home, had around 50+ guests and everyone loved this one. Ingredients ratio was perfect, used 3 cups (aazhaku of Suji). Thanks for sharing the great recipe.

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