South Indies: Rice & Coconut Milk Payasam

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Hope, everyone is having a great time celebratind Dussera. We are having a lovely time, visiting temples, relatives & friends & looking all the lovely dolls on display, at theit homes .. I was wanting to go to Mysore to have the look at the world famous Dasara procession but sadly couldn't make it this year ..

We have been indulging in some lovely traditional home made food ever since the onset of Dasara & this yummy Payasam was made for Durgashtami.

This isn't exactly the traditional Kerala style coconut milk payasam. I love the flavor of coconut milk so it got added along with rice, milk & other ingredients ... I haven't used jaggery either, but it can be used instead of sugar if you wish to

Rice & Coconut Milk Payasam

You Will Need:
  • 1 1/2 cups full fat milk
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk
  • A handful of Basmati rice
  • 3/4 th cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • Cashews, almonds & raisins for garnish
  • 2 tsp desi ghee
  • A pinch of Saffron dissloved in warm milk
How To:
  • Clean & wash Basmati rice. In a tsp of ghee, slightly roast the rice until aromatic.
  • In a heavy bottomed vessel, add milk & bring it to a boil. Add Rice, sugar & allow it to simmer until the rice gets cooked.
  • Add coconut milk & cardamom powder & simmer for another  mins.
  • Roast almonds, cashews & raisins in a tsp of Desi Ghee & add them to the Payasam.
  • Garnish with Saffron & serve Warm or Chilled .. Enjoi !!!

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