How to prepare Pineapple Payasam

How to prepare Pineapple Payasam

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups Pineapple
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 3 cups Medium thick coconut milk
  • 1/2 cups Condensed milk
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 2 pinch Dried ginger powder (Chukku)
  •  1/4 tsp Cardamom (Elakka) powder
  • 1tsp Ghee – (optional)
  • 10 no’s Cashew nuts (optional)
  • 2 tsp Yellow color (Mix one pinch into 2 tsp of water)
  • Chop pineapple into fine pieces.

Method:

  • Finely Chopped pineapples are to be cooked with one cup of water with 2 tbsp of sugar
  • When it gets cool, grind the cooked pineapple into a fine paste.
  • Take a wide pan and add sugar to the pineapple past and sauté it for 10 minutes
  • Add yellow food color to the pineapple paste.
  • Boil them for 5 minutes.
  • In order to balance sweetness add a small pinch of salt
  • Now add coconut milk to the pineapple mixture and boil well then stir it continuously
  • When it start to boil add condensed milk to this
  • Increase or decrease the quantity of sugar and condensed milk.
  • Remove it from the gas and add the cardamom powder
  • Close the pan for half an hour to keep the flavour of the payasam.
  • If needed then add cashew nuts (fry them in ghee and add) add pineapple essence and serve.