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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ananas Payasa / Pineapple Kheer

For the past few weeks, I have been on a "kheer cooking" spree in the name of neivedyams and several of my recent posts prove the point. J Today’s post also happen to be a creamy, delectable kheer prepared with one of the delicious tropical fruits, pineapple. 
I jotted down the recipe, years ago from a Kannada website since the recipe sounded so unusual. It is prepared with a flavorful combo of coconut milk - jaggery unlike the regular kheer versions of milk - sugar mixture. I prepared it a couple of days ago and thought of sharing the recipe since the kheer was yummy.

Related post: Pineapple - Almond Kheer

Ingredients: (6 servings)
1 cup pineapple cubes
1 cup thick coconut milk (home prepared or store bought one)
1.5 cup thin coconut milk (if not using home prepared one, then substitute with whole milk)
Jaggery powder - 1 cup or according to taste (Sugar can be substituted)
2 Tbsp rice flour
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
2 tsp ghee
2 Tbsp cashews
2 Tbsp raisins

* Mix the rice flour with a few Tbsp of coconut milk or water and make a paste. Keep it aside.
* Toast cashews and raisins in ghee.

* Cook pineapple cubes until done on stove top. Or in a microwave for about 5 minutes. Grind the pineapple into fine paste.
* Add the thick coconut milk, rice flour paste and jaggery powder to the pineapple paste. Bring this mixture to a rolling boil taking care not to scorch the mixture.
* Then add the cardamom powder, toasted raisins, cashews and the thin coconut milk and simmer for few more minutes.
If using milk then don't directly add it to the kheer. It may curdle because of the jaggery used. Boil the milk separately and let it cool. Add it to the kheer when it comes to room temperature.

Linking it to
1. Bookmarked Recipes - Every Tuesday by Priya & Aipi.

2. Design a Menu - 3 by Harini - Jaya



Raji said...

Lovely and an unusual kheer..mmm..can't wait to make this.

Shanavi said...

My mom makes pineapple kheer..But we simply add milk ,not coco milk n rice flour.. I'll look into this recipe next time to try this version

chef and her kitchen said...

nice n ususual recipe..looks like indianised pina colada dessert..:)

Unknown said...


That kheer looks creamy and yummy...:)Slurp!!:)



Hari Chandana P said...

Wowwwww.... mouth watering payasam.. beautiful presentation !!
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Nisha said...

Never heard of this kheer . Sounds delicious

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks delicious dear :)

Priya Suresh said...

Yumm, seriously i want to finish that wonderful looking kheer, yumm!

harini-jaya said...

Sounds delicious and interesting too..Coconut milk + jaggery curdle avvadhu kada? Just wanted to confirm.
Thanks for the entry.

Deepthi Shankar said...

lovely kheer

Unknown said...

wow, great recipe and very new and interesting too :)

Sravs said...

Very new to me !! looks delicious !!

Sobha Shyam said...

very interesting and lovely payasam..

KrithisKitchen said...

Simply decadent.. pineapple kheer looks yummy..
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A Spoonful of YUMM ! said...

this looks way too delicious to pass up on ! never had this...awesome recipe :-)

Myvegfare said...

Hey I love pineapple, thanks for this recipe, Looks very yum, very unusual kheer, will try it sometime, beautiful click too

Suma Gandlur said...

Coconut milk and jaggery combination won't curdle, when heated.