Aval Payasam

This is a very easy recipe which I learnt from my mother. This aval payasam is given as prasadam in some guruvayoorappan temples. If you have the ingredients ready, it can be made in a jiffy.

Posting this recipe for Any one can cook series hosted by Ayeesha of Tasteofpearlcity.

Aval Payasam

Ingredients:

3/4 cup  Aval/poha/beaten rice

1 cup sugar

3 tsp+2 tsp ghee

10 no. cashews

2 cups milk

1/4 tsp cardamom powder

Method:

  1. Run the aval in a mixie for few seconds, so that the flakes are little bit broken. (This step is optional . You can use whole aval also.)
  2.  In a pan add 3 tsp ghee. After it gets heated, fry the aval well. This step is important, because it gives this payasam its special flavour.
  3.  Add 1/2 cup milk to the fried aval and let it cook on a low flame for few minutes. The aval will absorb the milk and become soft. Dont let it become too mushy.
  4.  Now add rest of the milk , sugar and cardamom powder. Simmer it for few minutes and switch of the stove.
  5. In another pan heat 2 tsp of ghee, fry the cashews to golden brown and add to the payasam. Tasty aval payasam is ready.

Note:

You can add few spoons of condensed milk to the payasam to enhance the taste.

Alternatively the milk can be reduced to 2/3 its original quantity before adding to aval.

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August 24, 2011. Tags: , . Foods from Kerala, Sweet/dessert.

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