Friday, 8 November 2013

Paal Payasam

I never realized my blog is one year old!!!!! What a bad mother.... Time runs pretty fast... It seems like just few days back I wrote my first recipe.. Phew...its hard to accept that more than 365 days have gone from there. Well anyways a belated birthday wishes to my blog :-)

My mom usually makes payasams on our birthday! And for my birthday it is always paal payasam since thats my favourite. There is a Krishna temple in Kerala in a place called Ambalapuzha. There they give paal payasam as the prasadam. That paal payasam tastes awesome, just out of the world. That temple has lot of cows and it is said that the paal payasam is made in the temple itself with the milk from the cows. If you get a chance do visit this temple atleast for the sake of paal payasam.

So celebrating my blog's birthday too with paal payasam. This is a very easy to make sweet dish with very few ingredients.

Milk - One litre
Rice - 50 grams (just 2 fistful)
Sugar - 300 grams
butter - 15 grams


  • Wash rice thoroughly in water, 2 to 3 times. Drain the water completely. 
  • Now pour 1 liter milk to this. Do not add any water. 
  • Now, place this in a pressure cooker close it and place the whistle. 
  • The payasam should cook on low flame from the beginning for about 30 to 45 mins. Turn off heat. After the cooker cools down, remove the vessel from the cooker, you will  find that the milk has turned a nice pink color. 
  • Now add the sugar (Adjust sweetness according to taste) and keep stirring for about 10 to 15 mins on low heat.
  • In the end add the butter and mix well.
  • Paal Payasam is ready. Traditionally no garnishing is done. If required cashews and raisins can be added. Serve this Payasam hot or cold. 
  • We can also use broken rice to make this payasam.