Pineapple Halwa Recipe | Food Diaries | Zarnak Sidhwa | Dessert

Pineapple Halwa | Food Diaries
Pineapple Halwa | Food Diaries

Pineapple Halwa is by far the most juiciest and tastiest halwa out there. If you haven’t tried it yet, give this recipe a try!

Watch this Masala TV video to learn how to make Pineapple Halwa and Pumpkin chickpea stew Recipes. This show of Food Diaries with Chef Zarnak Sidhwa aired on 10 January 2020.




Ingredients :

  • Semolina ½ cup
  • Sugar ¾ cup
  • Milk ½ cup
  • Water 1 ½ cups
  • Clarified butter ¼ cup
  • Pineapple crushed 1cup
  • cardamom powder ½ tsp
  • Yellow food color a drop
  • Nuts to garnish



Method :
Heat water and milk in a pan. Heat ghee or butter in a pan. Once the ghee is hot, add semolina and roast on medium-low flame till it’s roasted and starts giving a nice aroma. Add hot water and milk to semolina while stirring continuously. Once the water and milk is absorbed, add the crushed pineapple and mix. Add sugar and mix. The mixture will again begin to loosen up when you add the sugar, keep stirring making sure there are no lumps.
Add food color and simmer on medium-low flame for 2 minutes. Add cardamom powder and switch off the flame. Garnish with nuts of your choice and serve warm.


  • White chickpeas soaked 1 cup
  • Pumpkin, cubed 2 cups
  • Carrot 1
  • Onion chopped 1
  • Garlic finely chopped 4 cloves
  • Ginger finely chopped 1 inch
  • Tomato puree 1cup
  • Cumin powder 1tsp
  • Coriander powder 1tsp
  • Cinnamon powder 1tsp
  • Red chili flakes 1tsp
  • Coriander leaves chopped 2 tbsp
  • Lemon for juice 1
  • Olive oil as required
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Raisins to garnish

Method :
Heat oil. Add onions, ginger and garlic and saute until the onions become translucent. Add in the carrot and pumpkin, sprinkle salt and a little water, cover and cook till the carrots and pumpkins are cooked until firm. Take care to ensure it does not become too mushy. Once the vegetables are cooked; add in cumin powder, coriander powder, cinnamon powder, salt, chilli flakes. Add the tomato puree and water and let cook. Lastly stir in the black raisins. Can be served with couscous.

Pineapple Halwa Recipe in Urdu and English

At Masala TV you can check complete Pineapple Halwa Recipe in Urdu and English. This is one of the best recipes by chef Zarnak Sidhwa at Masala TV show Food Diaries. Check out the other best recipes of chefs Zarnak Sidhwa.

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