Monday, 19 September 2016

Puttu payasam

Ending this week on a sweet note!! I tried payasam with the leftover puttu. My mom makes vella puttu which I haven't yet tried. This time I tried making payasam with milk and sugar. I really liked it. H said he will not give 100% marks as a payasam probably around 80%. His opinion was this could be served as a very good dessert in parties rather than a payasam in a sadhya. Anyways heres the recipe of puttu payasam.


Cooked puttu - 1 cup
Milk - 1 litre
Coconut - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Cashewnuts / dry grapes - 2 tbsp


  • Boil the milk in a heavy bottomed vessel. 
  • Once the milk boils, simmer the gas stove and add the cooked puttu. Add the grated coconut and mix well. Keep stirring for 5 minutes.
  • Now add the sugar. Mix well and keep stirring. Continue this for another 10 minutes.
  • Add the cardamom powder finally and mix well. Switch off the stove.
  • In a kadai add the ghee. Once the ghee is hot, fry the cashewnuts and dry grapes until they turn brown. Pour this into the payasam.

Puttu payasam is ready!!


  • We can also add saffron to make the payasam more interesting.

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  1. I think it makes a great chilled dessert. Beautifully presented..

  2. I agree with your husband, looks like a great sweet to serve at parties.

  3. That is a great idea to make payasam out of puttu.

  4. A great dessert ..would love to try it.

  5. Love this sweet version of puttu.

  6. amazing dessert recipe. easy to whip up too

  7. Omg, seriously fabulous.. Very innovative payasam definitely.

  8. I guess that was a delectable kheer.

  9. Such a tempting kheer. Bookmarked!

  10. Looks fabulous Ruchi..very lovely week and enjoyed reading about your puttu dishes!