Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pal Payasam

It's been long since I have written something here. I was busy with my sister and kids visit and I wanted to make all the delicacies my nieces asked me to prepare. I was on a baking spree and then roaming with them during the weekend. They left two days back and the apartment is very quiet now. I was so touched and little surprised when  my little niece send me a thank you mail. My sister brought few of my favorite food items with her which are easily getting vanished now.

 The celebrations of Onam is happening everywhere. I love this season where you can see everyone with the traditional Kerala saree , flowers on head and a smile on the face. I am terribly gonna miss my mother's onam sadhya as I have to go for work tomorrow. I was telling 'A' that I want to keep the tradition alive atleast by preparing a payasam. I headed straight to my kitchen after coming back from work. Ria's express pal payasam came to my rescue. I was really happy to have the payasam done in couple of minutes. Thanks ria for an awesome recipe. I quartered the recipe as there are only two of us who are going to consume it. I  avoided cashew nuts as it was already rich and creamy. I am sure I will make this again when I have guests come over.


Milk - 4 Cups
Sugar - 1 Cup
Basmati Rice - 1/4 Cup


Mix everything together in a pressure cooker and close the lid with weight and cook on high flame for one whistle. Reduce the flame to low and cook for thirty minutes with weight. Let go the steam , open the lid and stir.

 The consistency was perfect for me. I didn't add cashew nuts and raisins. If you are adding it then fry it a little.