Onam is around the corner. On 9th September 2011, Malayalees all over the world will celebrate Onam. You can find Onam Recipes here.
Wishing you all a very Happy Onam!!!
Here is the recipe for an easy Payasam using Aval (Flattened/Beaten Rice). You can make this Paysam quickly without much effort.
- Aval (Flattened/Beaten Rice) – 2 cups
- Milk – 3 cups
- Sugar – 6 tbsp (Adjust according to desired sweetness)
- Powdered Cardamom (Elakka) – 1 tsp
- Condensed Milk – 4 tbsp
- Ghee – 2 + 1 tbsp
- Cashews – 10 to 12
- Raisins – 8 to 10
- Salt – a pinch
- Wash the Beaten Rice thoroughly. Drain and keep aside.
- Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a non-stick pan and add the beaten rice. Lightly roast it for a few minutes until it becomes crisp.
- In a wide pan, heat 2 cups of milk. Add the roasted beaten rice, sugar and cardamom powder.
- Keep stirring so that the milk doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. Add a pinch of salt to balance the taste.
- Cook the beaten rice for around ten minutes until it has softened.
- When the Beaten Rice is cooked, add 1 more cup of milk. Simmer the Payasam for a few more minutes stirring frequently.
- Reduce heat and add condensed milk. Keep stirring for another 2-3 minutes and then remove the Paysam from stove top.
- In a separate pan, heat 2 tbsp ghee. Throw in the cashews and raisins and fry until the cashews begin to brown. Add the fried cashews and raisins to the Payasam.
- Serve this yummy Aval Pyasam hot or cold.
- You can use either White or Red Aval/Poha for making this Payasam. I used White Variety of Aval.
- If you are in a hurry, you can skip the roasting part and directly cook the Beaten Rice in Milk.
- If you like your Payasam to have a thinner consistency, use 4 cups of Milk instead of 3 cups.