Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pal Payasam(Milk pudding)

Happy Tamil New Year to all my visitors and friends! Hope you had a feast on this occasion!

The addition of coconut in this payasam makes it delicious.


Rice-2 tbsp
Coconut-1/4 cup
milk-1/2 cup
Sugar-5 tbsp
Roasted nuts and raisins-to garnish
Saffron-a few strands
Cardamom-1/4 tsp
Food color(optional)-a pinch

Soak rice in water for 15 minutes.
Grind coconut and rice together with little water to a coarse paste.
Heat 1 cup of water in a vessel. When it starts boiling, add the ground paste.
Stir now and then and cook for 10 minutes(the mixture will become thick and rice should have cooked well by now).
Add milk, cardamom, saffron, sugar, food color and simmer for 10 minutes.
Roast chopped nuts in 1/2 tsp ghee and add it in the end.
Serve cold or hot.

Isn't it easy enough to try?

This is my entry to CFK: Rice - May 2nd hosted by Trupti, started by Sharmi.