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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Pineapple Payasam



A Sweet and tangy dessert. Its a variety payasam which has a distinct sweet and tangy taste.

INGREDIENTS:
  • Finely chopped pineapple - 2cup
  • Sugar- 1 cup
  • Jaggery - 1 cup
  • Thin coconut milk - 3 cup
  • Thick Coconut Milk - 1 ½ cup
  • Dried Ginger powder - ¼ tsp
  • Cardamom powder - ¼ tsp
  • Ghee  - 3 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts- 10 nos
  • Raisins - 1 tbsp
  • Sesame - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seed - 1 tsp

PREPARATION METHOD:
  • Add little water in jaggery, let it dissolve and filter it.
  • Heat a heavy bottomed pan, add ghee into it.
  • Add chopped pineapple into it and saute well till it becomes soft. 
  • Add sugar and  filtered jaggery into the cooked pineapple and mix well.
  • Stir continuously and allow to cook.
  • When the pineapple absorbs the jaggery, add thin coconut milk.
  • Stir well and let it boil.
  • When it begins to boil, add thick coconut milk, mix well and boil for a minute.
  • Turn off  the stove and add cardamom powder and ginger powder.
  • Heat 1 tsp of ghee in a pan.
  • Fry cashew nut, raisin, cumin seed, sesame.
  • Add this seasoning into the payasam and mix well.



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