Paal Payasam

Paal payasam is a mouth watering dessert served after grand sadya

Paal Payasam

Paal payasam is a mouth watering dessert served after grand sadya

Category : Desserts, Payasam

By Lakshmi Ram Nair

Published On: 31 Aug 2013

Rating: 4
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30 Minutes
Served : 3
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  • You’d require:
    ½ cup of Chemba rice (Onakkalari)
    1½ ltrs (3 packets) of Milk
    1 cup or more of Sugar
    A few Cardamom pods
    Cashews and Raisins for garnishing
    1 tbsp of Ghee


Step 1

Wash the rice well a couple of times.

Step 2

Take a pressure cooker and clean it well.

Step 3

3)Throw in the washed rice into it followed by the fresh milk and sugar.

Step 4

4)Close the cooker and keep it on flame.

Step 5

5)Cook till you hear the first whistle.

Step 6

6)Then, immediately, reduce the flame to minimum and allow it to cook for 20 minutes.

Step 7

7)After that, switch off the flame.

Step 8

8)Open the cooker when the pressure is all gone.

Step 9

9)If you find it more diluted than expected, you can keep it on flame again and boil, till you get the desired consistency. Anyway, do not reduce it much as it tends to become thick as it sits.

Step 10

10)Powder the cardamom seeds in a mixer grinder along with a few tbsp of sugar.

Step 11

11)Add it to the payasam.

Step 12

12)Garnish with cashews and raisins fried in ghee.

Step 13

Note:- I suggest you to go for a trial before you make it on the big day. Click here for the palada version. And pls do not use semiya as a substitute, coz you¦d rather end up with a semiya pudding instead. Been there and done thata. And that was the result.

Step 14

Listing out a few plus points on this recipe:-

Step 15

a) It is absolutely easy to make with minimal efforts and ingredients. It requires no long standings over the kitchen-stove stirring continuously, aching and sweating all over.

Step 16

b) The only thing you¦d require would be a timer or a stop watch to check the reqd time.

Step 17

c) You can leave the pressure cooker on and carry on cooking other dishes in the meantimea. You can also sneak a quick look into the living room to watch your favourite movie on TV. :)

Step 18

d) You don¦t get that pink hue in the conventional method; however hard you may stir it and condense it. But on the other hand, upon pressure cooking, you¦d get that pinkish creamy texture even without adding a drop of readymade condensed milk.

Step 19

e) This one definitely saves a quite a lot of time and energy thereby making your sadhya absolutely magnificent.

Step 20

f) I suggest you refrigerate it and serve chilled for better tastes.

Step 21

So, there you are!!! An easy and tasty payasam ready within minutes to be served onto the banana leaf on the grand occasion. A must try for all payasam loversa

Step 22

So, start singing to our old Onapattu and enjoy this Onam with an absolutely delicious payasama.

Step 23

"Maveli naduvanidum kaalam

Step 24

Manushyarellavarum onnu pole

Step 25

Amodhathode vasikkum kaalam

Step 26

Apathengarkkumotilla thanum

Step 27

Kallavum illa chathiyum illa

Step 28

Ellolamilla poli vachanam

Step 29

Kallam parayum cherunazhiyum

Step 30

Kallatharangal mattonnumilla÷

Step 31

Hope we get to see an era in future, which depicts the above linesa. Something really too much to long for?? Have a faint ray of hope, though!! :)

Step 32

So, on that note, happy cooking for Onam!!!

Step 33

And a word to all the serene readersa. I¦d like to thank you for the patience shown to read this rather loooooong n dragging write up. :-)

Step 34

(Wising you all a very Happy Onam÷

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