Pineapple Halwa in Instant Pot: Indian Dessert

        This soft, luscious instant pot dessert made with semolina, and pineapple, flavored with cardamom and garnished with almonds. Pineapple Halwa also known as Pineapple Sheera and offered as prasadam in puja or served during weddings. For Indians, no celebration is complete without music, dance, new clothes, lights, and the most important of all, tons and tons of delicious food items. This pineapple sheera is undoubtedly everyone's favorite when it comes to weddings. The richness of this dessert and it's flavourful taste has made this halwa a hit at weddings or any other celebrations. This can be prepared quickly and paired well with a number of dishes like samosa, kachori, or as a dessert after lunch.

           It is a delicious dessert to prepare when unexpected guests arrive because it is quick and super easy to cook! In this recipe, peeled and chopped pineapple, roasted with ghee, until it becomes aromatic and light brown. It's a perfect end dish for any royal fest with a sweet tooth. Try it and relish the burst of Indian flavors with your loved ones!

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Key Ingredients to Make Pineapple Halwa
Semolina: 
            Semolina is ground wheat and commonly known as Rava or Sooji. It comes in 2 varieties, fine and coarse semolina/rava. Fine semolina is used to make Indian desserts like, sheera, Burfi, ladoo, and coarse semolina is used to make savory Indian dishes like, upma, dosa and dhokla.  In India, it is also used to make Poori(Indian flatbread), Bhatura, and many more recipes. There are super simple ways to incorporate this semolina into many recipes. Sooji halwa is made on auspicious holidays and also used as prasad. It’s a super filling dessert, Yum!

Pineapple: 
             Chopped pineapple provides some texture, and you will have juicy bites while eating. If you add pineapple puree, it will add a fruity taste to halwa. Taste your pineapple first and accordingly adjust the sugar quantity. Mine was less sweet and juicy. So I have used 1 cup of sugar, which gives perfect sweetness.

Milk:
            Milk gives a much smoother texture to the halwa, and it will look more whitish. So I have used a combination of milk and water. Hence here, I used 1/2 cup milk and 2 1/2 cup of water.

Ghee(Clarified butter):
            This is an essential ingredient to make rich, flavourful and perfect textured sheera.

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes; Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.
Each serving of Pineapple Halwa Contains 336 kcal.


Ingredients:

  • Semolina 1 Cup
  • Pineapple 1 Cup, chopped
  • Sugar 1 Cup
  • Milk ½ Cup
  • Ghee 4 Tbsp
  • Raisins 1 Tbsp
  • Cardamom powder 1 Tsp
  • Water 2 ½ Cups








Instructions:

  • Turn on sauté mode of the instant pot and heat ghee.
  • Add semolina and roast for 5-6 minutes or until becomes aromatic and add raisins and mix well.
  • Now, add chopped pineapple and sauté and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add sugar, cardamom powder, and milk and mix well.
  • Add water and stir it and close the lid.
  • Place the vent on sealing position and cook on manual mode(low) for 1 minute.
  • Quick release pressure and open the lid.
  • Mix all well, and Pineapple Sheera is ready to serve. Enjoy!!!

My Take:

  • You can use canned pineapple instead of a fresh one.
  • If you don’t like pineapple chunks, you can blend pineapple and make a puree.
  • If you like you can add a few drops of yellow food color or saffron strands.

Dietary Comment :
  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 336 calories, along with 50 g carbohydrates, 2.4 dietary fiber, 11.2 g fats, and 5.5 g protein.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level. 

Good Time To Eat:
           It is good to eat for dessert, snack, or breakfast.

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