Saffron Pineapple halwa
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 3
  • Pineapple (ripe and cut into small pieces) : 3 cups
  • Sugar : ½ cup or more as per taste
  • Mawa / Khova : 200 gm
  • Mix dry fruits (raisin, cashew nut and almonds) : ½ cup
  • Saffron : a large pinch soaked in 1 tbsp warm milk
  • Ghee (clarified butter) : 2-3 tbsp
  1. Chop the pineapples into tiny pieces.
  2. In a heavy bottom pan, add the pineapple pieces and let it sweat for few minutes.
  3. When it releases enough juices, add the sugar and let it cook on low heat for 10-15 minutes till the pineapple becomes tender.
  4. I love pineapples to be little caramelized. If you want to retain the bright yellow color then do not let it caramelized.
  5. Once the sugar melts completely add the khova and keep stirring it continuosly.
  6. You will notice a change in color and consistency as well.
  7. Add the saffron along with the milk and keep stirring it.
  8. When it starts sticking at the bottom, add the ghee and gives a vigorous stir.
  9. Garnish with chopped dry fruits and serve warm or at room temperature.
Cook the halwa in low flame only.
Take care not to burn the sugar and caramelize the pineapples with utmost caution.
Recipe by saffronstreaks at