Clean the pineapple, make sure it is only the fruit part. Slice it and remove the center hard part of the pineapple
Grate the pineapple.
In a heavy bottomed pan, start cooking the grated pineapple. Stir regularly and make sure it does not stick to the bottom.
In another pan, cook sabudana (careful with how much water is added).
Once pineapple is cooked, i.e. 60% of the water is evaporated, mix the cooked sabudana(along with the water in which it was cooked).
Add milk and sugar to taste. Continue cooking till you get a thick consistency. Continuous stirring is required else the mix will stick to the bottom.
Set aside and allow it to cool.
In a pan add ghee and fry the raisins and cashew nuts.
Mix it to the above mix.
Add pounded cardamom and couple of drops of essence to the mix.
:- Payasam Ready
:- It can be served warm or cold like ice cream.