Friday, July 18, 2008

Pineapple Kesari Bhat/Sajjige

Sajjige is a simple sweet dish which can be prepared in a few minutes.For Satyanarayan Pooja this is a must for prasada and believe me, it tastes wonderful.


Rave (semolina)- 1 cup
Sugar- 1 cup
Whole milk- 2 cups
(Or you can use 1 cup milk and 1 cup water)
Ghee- 1/2 cup(for frying rave)
Pineapple cut- 1 cup
Raisins- 2 tbsp
Saffron strands (soak in 1 tsp of hot milk)
Cashews chopped- 2 tbsp
Badam chopped- 1 tbsp
Clove- 2-3
Cardamom -2-3


Heat ghee in a pan, add cashews,raisins,badam and fry till light brown. Remove from heat and set aside.In the same pan, add rava and fry till light brown(until you get a nice aroma).Add half cup of ghee to this fried rava,mix well and keep aside.

Boil the water in a sauce pan, add pineapple pieces and cook till soft.

In a pan boil milk or (milk and water).Now add Sugar,Saffron milk and stir well.Add the cashews,raisins,Cloves, Badam and the rava.Stir well.Reduce heat.Add the boiled pineapples. Close the lid and let it cook for 10 mins.Finally add powdered Cardamom.

Sajjige can be eaten hot or cold.

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