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Gothambu Payasam


Gothambu Payasam

Today's recipe is gothambu payasam or cracked wheat payasam.It is a dessert made with winning combo..wheat,jaggery,ghee and coconut milk:). When ever it is celebration time like Vishu or Onam,I plan different types of desserts but end up making semiya payasam, because its my favorite and is real quick :)
But recently cracked wheat payasam has gained importance in my list of delicious desserts.I had this payasam only twice and I love its taste.My mom makes certain snacks(nalumani palaharam) which combines wheat flour and jaggery. So I never had a doubt about the success of this recipe.It is a humble version of the rich ada pradhamam, yet its taste is irresistible.Try this,you will surely love it.


Ingredients
Cracked wheat/nurukku gothambu- 1 cup
Jaggery ( powdered)- 2 1/2 cup
(Adjust according to sweetness you prefer)
Coconut milk thick- 1 cup
Coconut milk thin- 2 cup
Cardamon crushed- 5-6
Raisins and cashew nuts- a few
Ghee- 3 tsp


 Wash cracked wheat nicely and cook but adding one liter of water.Cook in medium flame for around twenty minutes till it is soft. Drain out the excess water. If possible pour a little more fresh water and strain once again.
Note: Cooking with lot of water and straining reduces the wheat starch smell and also prevents sticking with each other.
Add jaggery in a heavy bottom pan and add 1 1/2 cup of water  and bring to a boil.Strain the impurities and bring it back to boil. Allow this to reduce and become a thick syrup. Add the cooked cracked wheat/gothambu and keep on stirring till jaggery is completely reduced. Add half of the ghee at this stage to prevent sticking in the bottom of the pan.  Add thin coconut milk and allow to cook and stirring in between for five to six minutes. Add crushed cardamon and finally the thick coconut milk. Simmer in low flame for two minute. Do not allow to boil.
Note: The payasam will thicken as it cools
Heat ghee in a separate pan and fry cashew nuts and when it changes color add raisins and fry for a few seconds. Add this to the payasam and mix.



Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy

Comments

  1. Wonderful presentation suja. A healthy payasam. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This is such a wonderful recipe..Thanks for posting it..Bookmarked..

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  3. Excellent payasam.. crushed wheat is so healthy.
    We normally make it dry like rava upma.

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  4. Me too wanted to try this... Looks so yum...

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  5. Delicious and lovely looking payasam. How I wish I was your neighbor who could taste such lovely dishes so regularly.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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    1. Thanks Deepa,wish I too had a sweet neighbor like you. I can also taste the real tempting food you make :)here all my neighbors are Americans :(

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  6. Yummy n healthy payasam..cracked wheat is my fav

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  7. Festive and yummy cracked wheat payasam.Deliciously prepared.

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  8. payasam looks really yumm yumm..nice cliks......Thanx 4 d super dish dear.......
    Maha

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  9. not a big payasam fan, but seeing this i dont mind some

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  10. lovely payasam and beautiful clicks Suja...one of my fav payasams :)

    Join the Just "4" Fun event :)

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  11. very yummy looking Payasam....

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  12. Divine kheer esp with cracked wheat. Totally new recipe to me. Presentation is cute suja.

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  13. Tempting clicks, really want to have some now..

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  14. Awesome and thick payasam..WHy don't you pass the cup here.

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  15. Awesome and thick payasam..WHy don't you pass the cup here.

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  16. very nice clicks...I love the wheat, jaggery an coconut milk combo...it never fails.

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  17. Suja i love that ...easy on tummy as well....love the colour

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  18. same pinch Suja.payasam adipoli.......

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    1. Hehe same pinch:) will try your version soon:)

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  19. Love gothambu payasam. looks so delicious. Good one Suja.

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  20. one of my fave payasam..love the combo of coconut milk and jaggery

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  21. Yummy patyasam with nice clicks.

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  22. very yummy and payasam ...love the pictures too

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  23. Looks so tempting and delicious. Nice dish.
    Uma@Trendy Relish

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  24. 2 awards r waiting 4 u in my space..collect it dear.....here is the link-
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    Maha

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    1. Thanks Maha, so sweet of you for remembering me and sharing:)

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  25. aren't we all payasam lovers?..just give me a cup of it and i would lick it on until you wouldn't have to clean the cup :) yum! yum! dear.. u sure tempted me..

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    1. Yes, there is no celebration without payasam and we are all payasam lovers..made it to celebrate my parents Wedding Anniversary:)

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  26. payasam making me homesick.. great that I found your space.. following you.. do check out my little space..:) Noel collections

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Reshmi and welcome to my blog
      Loved your space,surely will be visiting often :)

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  27. healthy and delicious payasam.I also make sweet daliya with milk, instead of coconut milk..will try your version soon.
    Anjana

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    1. Hearing lot about sweet daliya with milk and I am really tempted, can't wait to try that one too :)

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  28. after coming to singapore i never tried this payasam....but my amma used to this often...payasam looks divine dear...beautiful presentation!

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  29. Ahh..what a yummy paysam!!! The click makes it more tempting!! Loved the recipe :)

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  30. Delicious payasam...I'm bookmarking it...

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  31. We always had parippu/payar/rice/ada and rice payasam..Will try gothambu next time :)

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  32. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments :)

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  33. enikku vayya....enikku aa full payasavum eppom kazhikkan thonnunnu....looks so yummy dear...

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  34. Wat a yummy blog u have..if u r interested lets follow each other...http://cutepinknpurple.blogspot.co.uk/

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  35. First time on u blog dear.. quite nice recipes.. am glad to follow u :)

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  36. totally love this payasam...very nice recipe..love the colour as well.

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