Pineapple Ladoo

I saw this sweet on an Indian website and modified it a bit. More low fat as no Ghee. Was quick and easy, especially with the use of canned pineapple.

1 can crushed pineapple
2/3 cup rava or cream of wheat
1/4 c of the pineapple juice
Sugar ( or substitute) to taste
8-10 split cashews
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
1-2 drops yellow food color
Some dessicated or shredded coconut

Drain pineapple and squeeze out as much as possible. Heat up rava slightly in a frying pan and set aside.Do not brown. Brown cashews in a little ghee until brown, set aside. In a small sauce pan add the pineapple water and heat until slightly syrupy.You may add sugar or sugar substitute if you want it sweeter. Add rava, nuts, pineapple and cardamom powder, yellow color and mix well. Keep stirring until rava is cooked. Add little more pineapple water if dries up. Will be somewhat mushy and the rava should be cooked. Mat add ghee at the end if want more flavor but that is optional.
After if cools down shape into balls and roll in coconut. Top with cashew pieces if desired. Makes about 20 pieces.


Addendum: A blogger from UK mentioned that they cannot get Rava or Cream of wheat….may substitute with semolina

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