Sunday, September 7, 2014

Paal Paayasam

Wishing a Happy Onam to all...

No festival is incomplete without a grand feast which ends with a sweet, So today being Onam, i prepared a simple paayasam, Paal Paaaysam.Whereever malayalees are there , they will definitely celebrate it with a grand Kerala Sadya. So wishing you a Happy Onam to all...
I have prepared a simple Onam Sadya also we made pookalam at home.
Kerala Sadya

Recipe for Paal Paayasam
  1. Kaima rice/Jeerakashala rice/Basmathi Rice - 2 cups
  2. Water - 4 cups
  3. Milk - 1 1/2 Litre
  4. Sugar - 2 cups (the sweetness of my sugar was less)
  5. Cardamom powder - 1/4 Tsp
  6. Ghee - 1 Tbsp
  7. Cashew Nuts - 10 to 15 slit
  8. Raisins - 2 Tbsp

  • Wash and drain water from rice. In a pressure cooker, add rice and water. Cook for 4 whistles on medium flame. Once done off the flame and allow the pressure to release.Transfer this to a bowl.
  • In the same cooker boil milk and cook on low flame.Let it reduce to 1 liter.
  • Add sugar and mix well until sugar dissolves.Add the cooked rice and mix well. If lumps are there just mash it using a spoon.
  • Now add cardamom powder. Switch off the flame and remove from fire.
  • Heat ghee in a pan , fry cashew nuts and raisins till golden brown. Pour this on to paayasam and mix well.
  • Serve it hot or cold.

  • The payasam thickens with time so switch it off accordingly.
  • Addition of cardamom powder is optional.
  • Also tempering cashew nuts and raisins in ghee is optional. You can directly add it.


  1. Such lovely clicks :) Happy onam to u and ur family

  2. wow this payasam luks so good, love ur flower arrangement...

  3. adipoli payasam, chechi... beautiful clicks as well...

  4. looks like u had a great Onam...yummy paal payasam :)

    1. Thank you very much Julie... Had a beautiful celebration at home

  5. adipoli pookalam...adipoli payasam...pinne enthe venam...onam gambhiram ayirunnu alle :)

    1. Thank u so much....paranjathu shariyaannu.. onam adichupolichu... nalla simple sadya ayyirunnu...Hope u also enjoyed with your loved ones and new baby...

  6. sherikulla Onam evideyayirunu alle? :-) Tempting Payasam Preetha, pine Onaasadya de kaaryam paryanda...looks delicious!!!! pine oru doubt?? Onathinu pookada motham agu medicho :-) soooo beautiful presentation dear....Belated Onam Wishes to you and your sweet Family...

    1. Oh.. thank u so much... ellam mangalamayyi nadannu.....pookalavum sadyaum ella.. here flowers are very very costly....

  7. mmmm yumm.. i'm sur eit was a tasty payassam. happy onam.... sadya is very inviting dear.

  8. all time fav payasam!! looks yummy!!

  9. o my my :P pass me the payasam.. presentation is awesome.. looks wonderful sweety

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