Friday, October 17, 2008

Pineapple Murabba

Murabba is a sweet preserve made using a fruit and sugar. Mango and pineapple are the most common fruits used in murabba. Amla murabba is equally popular. I love pineapple murabbas a lot. My maternal aunt(maami) makes the best murabba.

Pineapple - 1
Cardamom (Elaichi) powder

Remove the skin and the eyes of the pineapple. Cut it in small cubes. In a pan mix pineapple and sugar. Put the pan on low heat and keep stirring intermittently. Continue heating till a drop of syrup when put on a plate doesn't spread. At this point remove from heat and add 2 pinches of cardamom powder. Cool and store it in a jar in a refrigerator.
It is a good accompaniment with dosas and chapatis.

Note: I used pineapple and sugar in the ratio 2:1. So for 4 cups of pineapple pieces i used 2 cup of sugar. Pineapple murabba on Vanilla icecream makes an excellent combination.

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