Pineapple Sheera (Sooji ka Halwa)

By: Manjula Jain

Serving : 6 people

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Pineapple Sheera (Sooji ka Halwa)

Delicious Pineapple Sheera or Halwa. This delicious combination of flavors is sure to please. Sweet and sour pineapple sheera really compliments Sooji halwa nicely to make a unique dish! Especially on holiday times I enjoy making one dessert which I can serve many ways. Sooji sheera and pineapple sheera I will serve combining both and top with ice cream, drizzle with chocolate ganache, forming them small bite size cake. You can also serve them individually with some garnishing. any way you decide to serve this will have wow factor with adults and kids. I will like you to share with some other serving ideas.

Four glass bowls filled with pineapple sheera, garnished with chopped pistachios.

Ingredients

Pineapple Sheera

  • ¼ cup fine sooji rava, semolina flour
  • 2 Tbsp ghee clarified butter
  • ½ cup pineapple crushed, unsweetened canned pineapple
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • Sooji Sheera
  • ¼ cup fine sooji rava, semolina flour
  • 2 Tbsp ghee clarified butter
  • cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 Tbsp almonds sliced

For Garnishing

  • 1 Tbsp sliced pistachios

Instructions

Making Pineapple Sheera

  • Drain the water from pineapple and set aside, don’t discard the water, will be used later.
  • Melt the ghee in a frying pan on medium heat. Add sooji and roast stirring constantly this will take about 2-3 minutes. Sooji will have a light sweet aroma, do not brown the sooji. Add the pineapple, mix it well stir for 2-3 more minutes.
  • Add sugar mix well, add pineapple syrup and water mix it well. cook till the water evaporated. Sheera should be the consistency of soft sticky dough. After it will cool off sheera will become little more dry.

Making Sooji ka Sheera

  • Melt the ghee in a frying pan on medium heat. Add sooji and roast to brown color; stirring constantly this will take about 5 to 8 minutes. After sooji is roasted half the way add almonds and roast with sooji. Sooji should be brown in color and will have a light sweet aroma.
  • Add the sugar, mix add the water slowly to sooji as water will splatter. Add cardamom, turn down the heat to medium low and let it cook for about 2-3 minutes. Sheera should be the consistency of thick batter. Note: as sheera will cool it will be thicker in consistency.

Notes

Serving: In an individual serving bowl serve both sheera side by side and garnish with pistachios. Make them in cupcake shape use about 3 oz cups or use the size you prefer. 
Fill the cups half the way with pineapple sheera and level it, then fill the cup with sooji sheera and let it sit for about 10 minutes. 
Over the plate take them out upside down, now you have pineapple sheere on the top, or you may keep sooji sheera on the top, garnish with pistachios. 
I call them Sheera Cake Bites. You also enjoy Paneer Malai Ladoo, Moong Dal Ladoos, Apple vegan cake, Gujia

Pineapple Sheera (Sooji ka Halwa)

Delicious Pineapple Sheera or Halwa. This delicious combination of flavors is sure to please. Sweet and sour pineapple sheera really compliments Sooji halwa nicely to make a unique dish! Especially on holiday times I enjoy making one dessert which I can serve many ways. Sooji sheera and pineapple sheera I will serve combining both and top with ice cream, drizzle with chocolate ganache, forming them small bite size cake. You can also serve them individually with some garnishing. any way you decide to serve this will have wow factor with adults and kids. I will like you to share with some other serving ideas.

Pineapple Sheera

  • ¼ cup fine sooji (rava, semolina flour)
  • 2 Tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
  • ½ cup pineapple (crushed, unsweetened canned pineapple)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • Sooji Sheera
  • ¼ cup fine sooji (rava, semolina flour)
  • 2 Tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ⅛ tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 Tbsp almonds (sliced)

For Garnishing

  • 1 Tbsp sliced pistachios

Making Pineapple Sheera

  1. Drain the water from pineapple and set aside, don’t discard the water, will be used later.
  2. Melt the ghee in a frying pan on medium heat. Add sooji and roast stirring constantly this will take about 2-3 minutes. Sooji will have a light sweet aroma, do not brown the sooji. Add the pineapple, mix it well stir for 2-3 more minutes.
  3. Add sugar mix well, add pineapple syrup and water mix it well. cook till the water evaporated. Sheera should be the consistency of soft sticky dough. After it will cool off sheera will become little more dry.

Making Sooji ka Sheera

  1. Melt the ghee in a frying pan on medium heat. Add sooji and roast to brown color; stirring constantly this will take about 5 to 8 minutes. After sooji is roasted half the way add almonds and roast with sooji. Sooji should be brown in color and will have a light sweet aroma.
  2. Add the sugar, mix add the water slowly to sooji as water will splatter. Add cardamom, turn down the heat to medium low and let it cook for about 2-3 minutes. Sheera should be the consistency of thick batter. Note: as sheera will cool it will be thicker in consistency.

Serving: In an individual serving bowl serve both sheera side by side and garnish with pistachios. Make them in cupcake shape use about 3 oz cups or use the size you prefer. 

Fill the cups half the way with pineapple sheera and level it, then fill the cup with sooji sheera and let it sit for about 10 minutes. 

Over the plate take them out upside down, now you have pineapple sheere on the top, or you may keep sooji sheera on the top, garnish with pistachios. 

I call them Sheera Cake Bites. You also enjoy Paneer Malai Ladoo, Moong Dal Ladoos, Apple vegan cake, Gujia

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Indulge in Delicious Pineapple Sheera

Pineapple Sheera, also known as Pineapple Halwa or Sooji Ka Halwa, is a delightful and flavorful Indian dessert made with semolina (sooji), sugar, ghee, and pineapple. This pineapple sheera recipe is perfect for festive occasions, special celebrations, or simply as a sweet treat to enjoy with family and friends.

The Essence of Pineapple Sheera

The essence of pineapple sheera lies in its rich, buttery texture and the sweet, tangy flavor of pineapple. The semolina is roasted in ghee until golden brown, then cooked with sugar, water, and pineapple to create a luscious and aromatic dessert. This Indian pineapple dessert is not only delicious but also easy to prepare, making it a favorite among dessert lovers.

Origin and Popularity

Sheera, or sooji ka halwa, is a traditional Indian dessert that is enjoyed across the country. The addition of pineapple adds a tropical twist to this classic dish, making it even more special. Pineapple halwa is often prepared during festivals, religious ceremonies, and special occasions, as it is considered auspicious and is loved by people of all ages.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Rich and Flavorful: The combination of semolina, ghee, and pineapple creates a rich and aromatic dessert.
  • Easy to Make: Simple ingredients and quick preparation.
  • Versatile: Perfect for festive occasions or as an everyday sweet treat.
  • Traditional with a Twist: A classic Indian dessert with a tropical pineapple flavor.

Variations of Indian Desserts

Exploring Manjula's Kitchen reveals a treasure trove of other delicious Indian dessert recipes that you might enjoy alongside your pineapple sheera. Here are some related dishes that you might find interesting:

  1. Mango Cheesecake: A creamy and fruity cheesecake made with fresh mangoes.
  2. Gulab Jamun: Deep-fried milk-solid-based balls soaked in a fragrant sugar syrup.
  3. Kheer: A traditional rice pudding made with milk, sugar, and flavored with cardamom and saffron.
  4. Rasgulla: Soft and spongy cheese balls soaked in sugar syrup.
  5. Seviyan Kheer: A sweet and creamy dessert made with vermicelli noodles, milk, and sugar.

Serving Suggestions

Pineapple Sheera can be enjoyed in various ways:

  • As a Dessert: Serve warm as a delightful end to your meal.
  • For Festive Occasions: Perfect for festivals like Diwali, Holi, or religious ceremonies.
  • With Tea or Coffee: Enjoy as a sweet treat with your afternoon tea or coffee.
  • Garnished with Nuts: Add a garnish of chopped nuts like almonds, cashews, or pistachios for extra flavor and crunch.

Tips and Tricks

To perfect your pineapple sheera recipe, consider these helpful tips:

  • Roast Semolina Well: Ensure the semolina is roasted in ghee until golden brown for a rich flavor.
  • Use Fresh Pineapple: Fresh pineapple adds the best flavor and texture, but canned pineapple can be used in a pinch.
  • Balance Sweetness: Adjust the amount of sugar according to your taste preference.
  • Serve Warm: Pineapple sheera is best enjoyed warm for the most comforting experience.

FAQs

Can I Use Other Fruits Instead of Pineapple? 

Yes, you can experiment with other fruits like mango, banana, or apple for different flavors.

How Long Does Pineapple Sheera Last? 

Store pineapple sheera in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently before serving.

Is Pineapple Sheera Gluten-Free? 

No, traditional sheera is made with semolina, which contains gluten. For a gluten-free version, you can try using gluten-free semolina or other substitutes like rice flour.

Can I Make This Recipe Vegan? 

Yes, you can use coconut oil or vegan butter instead of ghee and a plant-based milk substitute.

What Can I Serve with Pineapple Sheera? 

Pineapple sheera pairs well with Indian breads like puri or paratha, or you can enjoy it on its own as a sweet treat.

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    mounica
    December 12, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    5 stars
    yummy!! This recipe fulfilled my cravings !! thank you for sharing this recipe 🙂

    Jayesh
    November 8, 2019 at 2:47 am

    I Was looking for some ideas, I will surely try it. – Thanks! ????

    Ravin
    October 14, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    good and for me its very delicious recipe you suggest, here is some story behind our marriage life. Thanks for sharing, i would try for my wife.

    Prasad
    October 9, 2019 at 12:29 am

    5 stars
    Wow, this looks tasty. Will surely try it.

    disha
    October 3, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    This dish is pretty common morning snack in Pune. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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