Pineapple Kesari Bath + {Video}

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Does this Picture not Remind you  of Bangalore? Chow Chow Bath is one of the typical breakfast at Bengaluru Darshinis .. A Spoonful of Pineapple Kesari Bath followed by a spoonful of Kharabath & a cup of Strong Kaapi to end it all .. Pure Bliss 
  Chow Chow Bath

It is also a very popular sweet treat at Weddings & other Traditional South Indian functions, mainly served during Breakfast

My Mother makes excellent Pineapple Kesari Bath & this recipe is from her.  

Pineapple Kesari Bath

We do not use Orange/Yellow Food color here. My Mom uses turmeric powder to get that bright golden color

You Will Need:

  • 1 cup Chiroti Rava/ Fine semolina
  • 1 cup granulated Sugar
  • A little more than half a cup of Ghee
  • 3/4th Or 1 cup pineapple puree - home made/canned
  • 1/2 tsp - Green Cardamon powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped cashewnuts - fried in ghee
  • 2 tbsp raisins - fried in ghee
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Saffron strands for garnish - dissolved in warm milk
  • 3 cups water

  • In a large heavy bottomed pan, heat 2 teaspoon ghee & roast semolina until it slighlty changes color & aromatic. Once done, transfer into a bowl & set aside.

    Heat another Tablespoon of Ghee, Roast Raisins & cashews & set aside
  • In the same pan, boil 3 cups of water & add sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil & add pineapple pulp. As the mixture is boiling, add turmeric & cardamom powder
  • Add semolina into the boiling mixture such that no lumps are formed. Keep stirring continuously.
  • Meanwhile, add half of desi ghee & allow semolina to get completely cooked. This should take about 3- mins.
  • Add the remaining letfover ghee & mix well.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl & garnish with fried cashews, raisins & saffron.


  • To make pineapple puree, take fresh pineapple, peel the skin. roughly chop into cubes & blend it in a blender. 

  • Also, pineapple can be finely chopped & added as is instead of making a puree. You will be able to bite into little bits of pineapple. This tastes great too.
  • Keeping the Semolina:Water Ratio of 1:3 is very important to keep the  final consistency very soft

    It is important to use Chiroti Rava/Fine Semolina to make this this. DO Not use Normal Upma Rava as Upma Rava gives a coarse texture. What we want here is a silky smooth consistency 
Pineapple Kesari Bath

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