October 5, 2011

South Indies: Rice & Coconut Milk Payasam

Hope, everyone is having a great time celebratind Dussera. We are having a lovely time, visiting temples, relatives & friends & looking all the lovely dolls on display, at theit homes .. I was wanting to go to Mysore to have the look at the world famous Dasara procession but sadly couldn't make it this year ..

We have been indulging in some lovely traditional home made food ever since the onset of Dasara & this yummy Payasam was made for Durgashtami.

This isn't exactly the traditional Kerala style coconut milk payasam. I love the flavor of coconut milk so it got added along with rice, milk & other ingredients ... I haven't used jaggery either, but it can be used instead of sugar if you wish to

Rice & Coconut Milk Payasam

You Will Need:
  • 1 1/2 cups full fat milk
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk
  • A handful of Basmati rice
  • 3/4 th cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • Cashews, almonds & raisins for garnish
  • 2 tsp desi ghee
  • A pinch of Saffron dissloved in warm milk
How To:
  • Clean & wash Basmati rice. In a tsp of ghee, slightly roast the rice until aromatic.
  • In a heavy bottomed vessel, add milk & bring it to a boil. Add Rice, sugar & allow it to simmer until the rice gets cooked.
  • Add coconut milk & cardamom powder & simmer for another  mins.
  • Roast almonds, cashews & raisins in a tsp of Desi Ghee & add them to the Payasam.
  • Garnish with Saffron & serve Warm or Chilled .. Enjoi !!!

27 comments:

Rumana Rawat said...

That looks so delicious:)

Laxmi said...

looks delicious.. love ur bowl. nice clicks..

Shri said...

Pooja greetings to you too! It still looks delicious and coconut milk does add that extra flavour.

Tina said...

beautiful payasam and click....

Priti said...

That's looks so delicious and beautiful click ..

jeyashrisuresh said...

rich and yummy kheer, happy vijayadhasami to you

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Looks delicious and tempting. Nice click.

Raji said...

Love the rich payasam...the bowl looks really traditional.

Laavanya said...

Adding coconut milk is a fabulous idea!

Priya said...

Super rich looking payasam,soo tempting..

notyet100 said...

I luv the bowl and kheer too,..happy festival

Nitha said...

delicious Payasam

Anu said...

Looks great the bowl is very nice

Nithya said...

Rich and delicious payasam :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I got to give that a try, adding coconut milk sounds very tempting.

Sobha Shyam said...

very delicious payasam, apt for the festive time..

Poornima Nair said...

Payasam looks rich and delicious!

bhakti said...

Looks very attractive . Tempting clik

bhakti

suma said...

Wow!, I love rice based desserts and this payasam must be delicious with coconut milk. Wish you a very happy Dasara Deepti!

Rekha shoban said...

yummy ãnd delicious!!nice click!

Prathima Rao said...

Delicious & creamy kheer!! And i loved the traditional bowl too :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Sharmilee! :) said...

Rich and absolutely delicious payasam

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow yummy and delicious payasam...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I always love coconut milk in payasams! nice shot

Jay said...

lipsmacking presentation..gorgeous color..:P
Tasty Appetite

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks so delicious..love the bowl in which u have served them.

Deeksha said...

Delicious Paysam. Nice presentation.