Pineapple Sheera/ Pineapple Semolina Halwa

You have sweet tooth? Or you have sudden requirement to prepare a sweet/dessert. Then here is a recipe. Rava kesari/ sheera, sooji halwa is a simple & quick dessert perfect to serve at tea time or with breakfast or even at lunch. There are various methods to make it with different flavors. It can be with fruit flavors like mango, pineapple and others. Or you can make it with the flavors of spices like cardamom or nutmeg. All different but tasty.
If you make it with kesari (saffron) then it is kesari bhath.
Now let us note the recipe of making pineapple semolina halwa or kesari or sheera, whatever you like to call!

Type: Dessert
Preperation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
Serves: 4-6

Pineapple Puree – 1 cup
Rava/ Semolina – 1 cup
Ghee/ Melted Butter – ¼- ½ cup
Sugar – 1.5 cup
Roasted Nuts (Cashews, Almonds) – 2 Spoons (Chopped)
Raisins – 2 Spoons
Water - 2 cups


  • Peel off Pineapple, cut into small pieces and blend coarsely in a grinder/ blender. Keep it aside. 
  • Take 2 spoons of ghee (melted butter) in a thick bottomed pan and heat it. 
  • Add semolina (rava) to the pan and fry in medium flame. Do it until you get a nice aroma and color of rava changes to golden. 
  • Boil 2 cups of water separately while frying and keep hot water ready. 
  • Add water and the pineapple puree to the pan of semolina and leave until water gets absorbed. 
  • See if rava cooked properly, if not, add little water. 
  • Add sugar to this when rava is cooked. 
  • Stir occasionally in order to avoid the mixture from sticking to the pan. 
  • Do this adding little ghee at a time. 
  • Add roasted nuts and raisins to the mixture. 
  • The sheera is done when mixture starts thickening and it leaves the sides of pan. 
  • Transfer it to a container and garnish with chopped nuts. Serve hot.

  • If you prepare pineapple jam at home, then you can add 2 tbsp of it while making this halwa for the flavor. Add this when rava is cooked & just before adding sugar.
  • You can also make plain sheera/ halwa without adding Pineapple. In this case rava can be cooked with milk+ water combination.