Sunday, 28 September 2014

Pineapple Kesari Vermicelli / Ananas wali Sewaiya/ Indian Sweet Dish

Pineapple Kesari Vermicelli /
Ananas wali Sewaiya/
Indian Sweet Dish
Hi Friends,
One more sweet recipe for all sweet people out there. I am a big foodie and a big fan of sweets. I was having two big pineapple slices laying in my fridge and wanted to make pineapple kesari with them. But at the moment i searched for the rava/sooji i found it missing. I was bit disappointed but then i saw a packet of vermicelli. I thought why not vermicelli pineapple dish. i went ahead and one thing i wanted to tell you is please try it. You will fall in love with this dish. 

One mistake i did while making it. When i started boiling pinapple in water i added sugar also and it took me longer to cook the vermicelli. So if you are trying to make this dish then don't add sugar in boiling water. Simply boil pineapple and add other ingredients. When vermicelli is cooked then add sugar, it will hardly take 5 minutes. My kids loved it and asked to pack in the lunch box for a sweet treat after lunch in the school. Hope you will also like it.

Vermicelli/Sewai-1 cup
Sugar- 3/4 cup
Pineapple - 2 tbsp chopped
Yellow color- a pinch optional 
Ghee- 1 tsp
Water- 1 cup (adjust according to the quality of sewai)

Take all your ingredients

Start heating water in a pan

add chopped pineapple

let it boil for 1-2 minute

meantime heat one tsp ghee in a pan

add vermicelli

roast it for few seconds  
don't let it change the color

i have added sugar in the boiling pineapple
don't do it, add it when vermicelli is cooked

add raisins

pinch of yellow color

and boil for one minute

now add this boiled solution in roasted sewai

cover and cook it for 1-2 minutes

when it is fully cooked then and sugar and stir

your pineapple kesari vermicelli is ready to serve

it was delicious


  1. Please keep in mind that i did this mistake to add sugar to the boiling water itself. Add sugar at the end only when vermicelli is cooked.
  2. My vermicelli was fine/thin so i have used less water. So use water according to your sewai. 
  3. You can use can/tin pineapples then there will be no need to boil them. Add water+color+chopped pineapple together in the vermicelli. No need to boil everything.
  4. Adjust sugar according to your taste as pineapple will also leach out its juice. 
Hope you will like it

Friday, 26 September 2014

Samak ke Chawal ki kesar wali kheer/ Samak ki kesari kheer/ Vrat ki Kheer

Samak ke Chawal ki kesar wali kheer/
Samak ki kesari kheer/
Vrat ki Kheer
Hi Friends,
I already have a samak ke chawal ki kheer but this one is more rich creamy and flavorful. I have used kesar which is bought by one of my kashmiri colleague. It is a very easy and quick recipe. It was ready within 20 minutes. Everyone relished it. My kids loved it and asked me to make it again. Hope you will also like it.

Samak/Sama/Vrat ke Chawal- 1/2cup
Sugar- 1 cup
Kesar/saffron- 10-15 threads
Dry fruits - any (i used almonds raisins coconut)
Ghee- 2 tsp (optional)

Take all your ingredients

take milk in a big kadai/pan

when milk is warm, 
take out few tablespoons in a bowl

add saffron threads 

stir them once and let them sit for few minutes

now add sama ke chawal in milk
see after few minutes saffron is infused in milk

after two boils

see its almost done

let them cook for few more minutes

check again

now add sugar

chopped coconut

crushed almonds

instead of frying them in ghee,i soak them in water for some time

stir them to incorporate everything well

now add saffron milk

  and ghee

mix everything, cover and cook for 1 minute

kheer is ready to serve

 its was yummmmmmm

it was over withing few minutes of cooling down

rich and creamy kheer with full of nutrition 

enjoy hot or chilled


  1. Adjust the amount of sugar. For us it was just fine. You can increase or decrease the quantity as per your wish.
  2. You can also use half water and half milk for a lighter version.
  3. Using ghee is optional but it will enhance the taste of kheer.
  4. After cooling the kheer become more thick. You can enjoy it chilled and thick or add some more milk warm it and enjoy piping hot. 
Hope you will like it