Paal paayasam (Keralan rice dessert)

Paal paayasam (Keralan rice dessert)


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About this recipe: For something that tastes yum, it's really easy to make. This is a recipe for how to cook paal paayasam, a Keralan dessert. Paayasam is a sweet dish made with rice, milk and sugar or jaggery. It is usually served at feasts or on special days.

nickoaji Sussex, England, UK

Serves: 6 

  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ghee
  • 50g short grain rice
  • 1.5L milk
  • 750g caster sugar
  • 30g cashew nuts
  • 30g raisins
  • 4 cardamom pods, crushed

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Place a little ghee in the bottom of the pressure cooker then add the rice, milk and caster sugar. Lock the cover in place and cook over a high heat until you hear the first whistle.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and cook for a further 30 minutes until the mixture is thick and creamy. Transfer into a serving bowl and top with cashew nuts, raisins and cardamom and serve. Alternatively you can chill before serving.

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