2 August 2007

Pineapple

There are only three words to describe Pineapple- Delicious, Healthy and Nutritious. Here is a trivia for you guys - it is called Ananas in Kannada and in French language.

It has vitamins, minerals, fiber and iron. It is also a good source of Vitamin C. It contains traces of sodium and absolutely no cholestrol at all.

Most of the time it is sour in taste so it is normally by sprinkling sugar.It is also used in preparation of puddings, cakes, fruit salad, pie and variety of dishes.

We, Mangaloreans, prepare a side dish for weddings and other ceremonies with pineapple, mango and grapes (black currant) and it is commonly called Sasam.

Pineapple pudding is also another delicacy for the occassions. It is easy to make and also has good healthy ingredients. Here is how it is made
  • Chop the fleshy part of the pineapple into small pieces and keep aside.
  • Fry Semolina(1 cup) with little ghee (4 tablespoon) in a pan until light brown in colour.
  • To this add the double quantity of hot water(2 cups) and cook it on low flame.
  • Add one and a half cup of sugar and keep on stirring to prevent lumps.
  • Add pineapple pieces, a pinch of saffron(dissolved in milk), cardamom powder.
  • Allow it cook on low flame for another 5 minutes.

Delicious dessert will be ready within 10 minutes.It is delicious when hot or can be served chill.

Let me know what you think about the Pudding.

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