Deepavali Subhakankshalu! Wish you all a very happy and delightful Diwali. Diwali as the name suggests is ' array of lights ' and you see light coming from deeyas in almost every house in India. The day before Diwali is Narakachathurdasi, when the lord Krishna killed the deamon Narakasura. Diwali is also being celebrated for the return of the god Rama after 14 years of exile. It is the festival for the triumph of good over evil. The festival of lights ( diwali ) insists on shedding the darkness of the mind with the light of Gnana( Knowledge )


Diwali takes me to a walk down the cherishable memory lane. I remember this is the one such festival packed with so much excitement for the D day, where we can fire the crackers all night long, relish delicious food, take part in the lakshmi pooja and never forget new clothes and jewelery. I would do anything for those days. I was always a silent spectator when it comes to fireworks (bombs) like lakshmi tapas, vankaya bambulu, rockets, parachutes etc, I would be on the safer side with kakarathulu, chichu buddulu, venna muddalu, nela tapakayalu, paamu billalu, Bhu chakram,Vishnu chakram and my most favorite Aggipettalu. I remember my grandma asking us to lit the diya( lamp) outside the house during the whole month of diwali and recite this sloka for the sandhya deepam( evening lamp).



Deepam jyothi parabrahmam
Deepam sarva tamopaham
Deepena saadhyate sarvam
Sandhya deepam namosthuthe


Coming to the special dish on this diwali, i made my husbands favorite " Pineapple Dessert". I got this recipe from my sister( who is a great cook ) and this has won the hearts of many of our friends and relatives. This has been an indispensable dessert for Diwali of our close relatives living in the US for years! This will be entry for Monthly Mingle hosted By Meeta




Usually this would come first in my list when we expect someone for lunch/dinner. Almost everyone who tasted this asked for the recipe and were really surprised to know how easy, delicious and light this was.




You need:
1 - 8oz cool whip or home made whipped cream
1 - 20 0z crushed pineapple can in its own juice
1 - 14 oz sweetened condensed milk or milkmaid
A big fistful of almonds( badam )
A big fistful of cashewnuts( kaju )
25 pistachios( pista )



Preparation:
Keep the cool whip whipped cream outside for 20 min until it becomes spreadable. For fresh cream you can avoid this step
In a blender or chopper chop the nuts coarsely and keep aside
Drain the crushed pineapple and keep it aside
In a big bowl mix in whipped cream, condensed milk, pineapple and chopped nuts
Freeze it for 6-8 hours or overnight
Tada! pineapple dessert is ready to serve!!


Pineapple dessert finished with spirals of condensed milk and chopped nuts

This pineapple dessert is neither too sweet nor too sour, Its just right.
Be generous and Never forget the nuts which add crunch and so much flavor to the dessert. I am gonna make this again for the Diwali potluck this weekend. Hope the magic works again!!

This will be my post for JFS:Diwali hosted by Vee of Past,Present and Me. Also this will be going to WYF: DESSERT hosted by Hima of Snackorama.

Tags: Badam kaju and pista. nuts and cool whip, Deepavali, Diwali, Pineapple Dessert, Sweets

30 COMMENTS:

Mika said...

Happy Diwali! This dessert sounds really tasty. Bookmarked for trying out...

Asha said...

Happy Deepavali dear girl. Enjoy the Divine sweet, looks yum!:))

Rina said...

the desert looks gr8. Beautifully decorated. Sure to try this.

Vandana said...

Looks interesting and easy. Can't wait to try it. Did you use sweetened condensed milk or unsweetened?

Namratha said...

Happy Diwali Kalva, the dessert looks awesome! Liked the step by step illustrations, good one! :)

Kalva said...

Thanks Mika, Asha, Rina, Vandana, and Namratha for your wishes! hope you guys are having a blast this diwali.

Vandana sorry didnt specify that, i use sweetened condensed milk. Never tried with unsweetened one. lemme know if that tastes better for you!

Hima said...

Heavenly sweet kalva. Happy diwali to you!! Enjoy.

TBC said...

Kalva, your dessert looks lovely. I am sure the nuts added a nice crunch. I have a pineapple pudding with almost similar ingredients posted on my blog sometime back:-)
Happy Diwali to you and yours.

Happy cook said...

If you serve me this you will win ma over too.

Latha Narasimhan said...

Lovely dessert! Worth trying!:) Now there is so much pineapple here.
Happy Diwali kalva!:)

UjjU said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. The dessert looks so good! My mouth is waterin, parcel please.

Saju said...

looks delicious, I am going to try it at the next family do.
thanks for visiting my blog

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks yummy Kalva..!!!
Nice precentation too ...:))

Laavanya said...

What a cool desser that is and so easy too!! I love how you have nuts spiraling in the final presentation. Bookmarked!

Anjali said...

That is yummy and effortless one. Hope you had a great Divali.

Kribha said...

That's looks so easy and yummy. Nuts ,whipped cream and pineapple...now that's my kinda dessert. I'm bookmarking it. Thanks for sharing.

Kribha said...

Hi dear,
I have a few questions for you before I try it. If it's not much of a trouble could you clarify it?

Actually, I have used the cool whip in another dessert that called for mixing it with mixed fruits. When I did that, it was like as thought the fruits were folded in the cream mixture. Also, when I kept it out for my friends it became runny in 15 to 20 mins. I donno what went wrong.
Can you tell me how you kept your dessert to hold it's shape? Sorry to bother you.

curryinkadai said...

Yes Kribha i can help you out, since i went through teh same thing before.

. As soon as i got the coolwhip if you are not using rightaway store in the freezer and when its time to use it, i would usually put it outside for say 15- 20 min, until it becomes spreadable
. When adding fruits in this case i drained all the juice, otherwise it becomes runny as you said( as far as i know when you add any mositure like water juice it becomes runny later or forms crystals when freezed
. Once you mix everything you should let it rest in freezer overnight. And you should leave it outside for 5-10 min before servine, coolwhip when left at rroom temperature for longer becomes watery, so serve it after 5 -10 min or put it back in the freezer if you want to save it for later use. Hope this helps.

Kribha said...

Thankyou so much for the tips. I wanted to make this for a dinner at my friends place. Unfortunately, my son was sick yesterday night and we had to spend the whole night at ER. So, I'm planning to do this soon but not for tonight. Will try it and let you know. I really appreciate you for taking the time and helping me. Thanks again.

Meeta said...

I love the way the pistachios decorate the dessert. Lovely! Thanks for the entry!

KALVA said...

Kribha sorry dear, read your post and hope your kid is doing well now. May God bless you and your family with good health.. thanksfo coming by!

KALVA said...

Yes Meeta, all the 3 typs of nuts pistachios, badam and kaju make this dessert nutrtious too..( ok lets say a little )

Jayshree said...

Quick & easy to make and turned out much better than expected! Guests love it a lot.

Annapoora said...

pls tell me after mixing all ingredients we need to keep in refrigerator or freezer overnight .

KALVA said...

You should store it in the freezer overnight Annapoorna

Annapoora said...

as u said keep in freezer overnight but at time of eating should be kept at room temp/refrigate ...secondly wont it be icy while eating

KALVA said...

Yes you should let it stand at room temperature for 15-20 min before having it, so that it would be easier to cut. To make sure the dessert is not crystalized, you should really squeeze all the juice from the pineapple before mixing in.

Priyanka said...

Kalva,thanks for the awesome dessert.Made it for potluck and our folks loved it.Best part is its very easy too.Thanks for the post :)

Shabs.. said...

Hi Kalva,
That really looks yummy....came across looking for a yummy tasting dessert and also an easy one.....gonna make this....dont have a 20 oz pineapple cane. but one 420 gm one....guess, i will do it right...cant wait to taste this one....thanks for sharing...:)

Shabs.. said...

Hi kalva,
I have tried this dessert sometime back and it turned out fantastic....Our freinds too liked it....Today i made it for my friend as well..., But i have made few modifications to the recipe....I added 1 orange's rind to the dessert which added a fantastic orangey boost, plus i added 1/2 tbs gelatine melted in some juice and also served with caramelized nuts.....Was Superb! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful and easy dessert....This is going to be on the regular dessert list:)

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