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Friday, February 25, 2011

Pineapple Halwa - Pineapple Pudding

I had heard about Pineapple Halwa but never attempted to make this at home and also had never tasted one. Gajar ka halwa/ Carrot Halwa being my favorite. But always had a desire to try making pineapple halwa. This opportunity came quickly as about half a pineapple made its presence felt everytime I opened my refrigerator. We had used half of it for making Raita and used it also in the black bean salad. But we still had some left. So I set out to make this halwa for the very 1st time and I was happy. Its delicious and just melts into your mouth. I'm sure this halwa is going to be a regular at our house.

Ingredients :
  • 3 cups Pineapple finely chopped/grated
  • 1/4 cup clarified butter/ghee
  • 3/4 cup sugar *
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup Milk / Mava powder 
  • 1/3 cup cashews and slivered pistachios
* You could adjust the amount of sugar in this recipe depending on the sweetness of the pineapple. I used 1/2 cup sugar first and then found out it needed 1/4 cup more.

Preparation :
  1. Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan / kadai. Fry the cashews and pistachios. Keep them aside. In the same pan add the grated pineapple along with its juice. Fry for about 4-5 minutes on medium heat.
  2. Now add 1/2 cup whole milk and mix it well. Cover and let it cook on low-medium heat until all the milk is absorbed. This takes about 10-15 minutes. 
  3. Add sugar and  mix it well. Add the milk / mava powder and stir well making sure it does not stick to the bottom of the pan. Add the fried nuts. Let  it cook on slow flame until the halwa/pudding starts to leave the side of the pan.Turn off the flame.
  4. Your Pineapple Halwa is ready to be served. Its best enjoyed warm or at  room temperature.
  5. This recipe serves 4.     


  1. love such halwas a lot..yum
    nice blog

  2. Yumm, lipsmacking halwa, truly inviting..

  3. the pineapple halwa is inviting me and tempting me.please parcel little halwa and courier it to me.

  4. Mouthwatering Halwa.My hubby and lil one not being sweet lovers I never make halwas as I have to eat it all by myself :(