Monday, February 29, 2016


Hi.. Welcome to AYESHA'S KITCHEN. Here is the recipe of a sweet delicious dessert / payasam / kheer with one of my favorite fruits pine apple. Most of us prefer to have some sweet dessert / payasam after our meal. In Kerala, onam sadhya is incomplete without a payasam. Pine apple payasam / dessert is a very tasty and refreshing dessert. The main ingredients used in this lovely dessert are pine apple, jaggery and coconut milk. I prefer jaggery instead of sugar as it gives a special flavor to the payasam. Do try this quick and yummy delicious payasam, You will love this for sure!!!!


Pine apple                             - 1, medium,chop  into small cubes
Jaggery                                 - 3 medium sized blocks 
Coconut milk                        - 2 cups(thick milk) + 1 cup(thin milk)
Salt                                       - a pinch to balance the taste
Cardamom                           - 2 nos, crushed
Dried ginger powder ( chukk podi)- quarter tsp, optional
Ghee                                     - 3 tbsp
Coconut slices                     - few small slices, decoration
Cashews                              - few


  • Heat a pan / vessel and add ghee. Roast the cashews and set aside. Then roast the coconut slices and set aside.
  • Then add finely chopped pine apple pieces to the ghee, saute well and cook in a medium flame for 5 minutes. 
  • Next step is adding jaggery. If you are using jaggery blocks, you have to melt it in a separate vessel with some water and then drain it to remove impurities. Then add the drained melted jaggery to the pineapple mixture and mix well.
  • Cook until pineapple pieces becomes soft and well cooked.(8 minutes appro.)
  • Then add fried cashews, crushed cardamom and dried ginger powder ( chukk podi) along with a pinch of salt.
  • Now add thin coconut milk and bring to boil. When it starts boiling, add thick coconut milk. Mix well and heat in a low flame for 5 minutes. Do not allow coconut milk to boil more.
  • Remove from flame and decorate with roasted coconut slices ( it gives a nostalgic feel, you can also decorate with nuts and raisins.)

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