Saturday, November 23, 2013

Gothambha Paayasam

  1. Skinless Wheat/Kuthiya gothambham/Broken Wheat / Cracked Wheat - 1 cup
  2. Water - 4-5  cups (or 3 1/2 cups of third extract of coconut milk + 1 cup of water )
  3. Jaggery - 3/4 Kg - 1 Kg
  4. Water - 1/2 cup
  5. Thick coconut milk - 1 cup
  6. Second extract of coconut milk - 3 1/2 cups
  7. Cardamom crushed and powdered - 3-4 
  8. Dry ginger powder - 1/2 Tsp
  9. Cumin powder - 1/4 Tsp
  10. Ghee - 1 Tbsp
  11. Cashew nuts - 10
  12. Raisins - 10
Curious about how it looks like? I dont know what it is exactly called in English.

  • Clean and pressure cook the broken wheat either with 4 -5 cups of water or with both water and third extract of coconut milk to 6-8 whistles. (Refer Notes).
  • In another bowl melt jaggery with 1/2 cup of water. Strain the melted jaggery .
  • Reduce the flame of the pressure cooker. Now slowly pour the melted jaggery to this. Also add the second extract of coconut milk to it and boil.
  • When it boils add crushed and powdered cardamom.Stir well  and after 5 minutes, add thick coconut milk. Heat for few minutes. (Do not let it boil). (Refer notes)
  • Remove it from fire. Add dry ginger powder and mix well.
  • In a pan, heat ghee, fry cashew nuts and raisins, off the flame and add cumin powder. 
  • Immediately pour this along with the ghee to the hot paayasam. Keep it unstirred for  about 10 minutes and then mix it well.
  • Serve hot.

  • Pressure cook broken wheat for 6 - 8 whistles. I cooked on high flame for 5 whistles, checked if cooked, and cooked on low flame for 3 whistles. If water is absorbed, do add boiling water to it. Never add normal or cold water as the cooked wheat might become hard. 
  • The colour of the paayasam depends on the type of jaggery you use.
  • If you boil the paayasam after adding the thick coconut milk, it ends to curdle.
  • The paayasam tends to thicken when it cools. If it is too thick you can add warm milk.
  • Don't fry the cumin powder as it will give a different taste to the paayasam.

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  1. the payasam looks so tempting... do come by my blog when u find some time... :)

  2. Very delicious and yummy payasam.

  3. Love the color of the payasam. Never tried a recipe of thiskind. Thanks for sharing!

  4. stunning clicks dear :) very very delicious and festive payasam :) looks fantastic !!

  5. I had made this in the past and it didn't come out good. But I had tasted it and its very yummy (made by someone else :) ). Loved the color of your payasam. I will definitely try your recipe!! Thanks for sharing the recipe and the tips!!!

  6. Oh,Thank you so much Shibi.. yes these are some recipes...which will take us back to lo of memmories.. childhood ones...Do give me a review.. after you try it out..any time..


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