Monday, February 11, 2013

Pineapple Payasam


Fresh Pineapple, chopped - 3 cups
Sugar - 2 cups
Coconut Milk - 2 1/2 cups
Cardamom Powder - 3/4 tsp
Saffron - 7 to 8 strands soaked in 2 tbsps hot milk
Cashew nuts - 10
Raisins - 10
Rice Flour - 2 tsps diluted in 2 tbsps water
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Salt - a pinch


  1. Blend pineapple pieces into a coarse puree.
  2. Add sugar to the pineapple puree and cook it for about 10 minutes until the color of the puree changes slightly.
  3. Pour in the coconut extract, cardamom powder, salt and saffron milk. Set the flame to medium and bring it to boil.
  4. Now add diluted rice flour and stir immediately to avoid lumps.
  5. Boil until it thickens.
  6. Meanwhile, heat ghee and roast cashew nuts and raisins. Add this to the payasam.
  7. Serve hot or chilled.


Joy Bee said... [Reply]

This looks interesting. Is it a meal by it's self or just a side soup, what do you serve with it (if anything). I'm interested to try this sometime.

Pakashastra said... [Reply]

@Joy Bee, This is a dessert

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