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Aval Payasam and Happy Vishu

Aval Payasam
Happy Vishu!

Wishing all my friends and readers a very happy and prosperous Vishu!

Today's recipe is an irresistible payasam.. sweet and delicious. It is made with aval/poha/beaten rice and milk and sugar.You can use  jaggery instead of sugar.But I love aval pal payasam and it is quick recipe which can be made in a jiffy.I used the thick variety of white aval/poha.  This recipe will serve 4-5 people.

Aval/poha/beaten rice- 1 1/2 cup
Milk- 3 1/2 cups
Condensed milk- 1 cup
Sugar- 3 tbs
(adjust according to sweetness)
Crushed cardamon- 5-6
Raisins and cashew nuts- a few
Ghee- 2 tbs

In a sauce pan bring milk to a boil.
Heat 2 tbs of ghee in a heavy pot vessel and add cashew nut and fry for a minute followed by raisins.Saute till they change color drain and set aside.

Now to the same pan add aval and fry in medium flame till it slightly changes color and becomes crispy.Allow this to cool a bit.
Into this add warm milk and cook till the aval becomes soft. Stir occasionally. This will take around 4-5 minutes.
Add sugar,condensed milk and simmer till it attains desired consistency.
Add crushed cardamon and stir well and finally add the ghee fried cashew nuts and raisins. Payasam is ready

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy


  1. Happy Vishu Suja...aval payasam looks super simple to make and i too love aval pal payasam :) nice clicks too :)

  2. Happy Vishu.
    Nice presentation of aval payasam.

  3. Aval Payasam looks so delicious Suja, my son love this but my love for jaggery version is a pinch higher than sugar-milk combo :-) Very beautifully presented....

  4. Happy Vishu, payasam looks so tempting..

  5. favourite deliciously done payasam

  6. easy and delicious one...Hope u r all set for Vishu.Happy Vishu to u dear :)

  7. looks so creamy and delicious! happy vishu!

  8. Suja, Vishu 14nu alle, Happy Vishu to you and family. Adipoli payasam.

  9. Happy Vishu !! payasam looks amazing and tasty one !!

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  10. Happy Vishu Suja :)

  11. Creamy n rich payasam suja. Happy Vishu to you n your family! I can drink that kheer all day long.

  12. payasam looks so yummy..lovely presentation!!

  13. Advance wishes dear.. The payasam looks so creamy n delish

  14. Looks very inviting! Perfectly made :)

  15. wish u a very happy vishu too & the payasam looks divine :)

    Ongoing Event : WTML

  16. Happy Vishu to u and your family. Nice presentation of payasam

    Hamaree Rasoi

  17. i am drolling here i want to grab this paysam
    ur clicls are so live

  18. i am drolling here so inviting paysam
    ur clicks are so live and fabulous

  19. wow that really yummy payasam...luks delicious.

  20. Hridayam Niranja Vishu Aashamsagal...Delicious Payasam..looks very yum

  21. Never made an aval payasam and this looks so good. Happy Vishu

  22. vishu ashamsakal.. I too got some aval, got a chance to try it now :)

  23. Happy vishu wishes Suja, super delicious payasam..looks very rich..

  24. love this kheer. delicious and creamy.

  25. ohh..payasam looks superb dear.

  26. Nice presentation Suja.Even I have one in draft.Happy Vishu to you and family as well !

  27. Yummy payasam Suja..Happy Vishu To U & Family..Have Fun.......

  28. Happy Vishu Suja.Yummy payasam for the occasion.

  29. My fav payasam...happy vishu to u too

  30. hi suja, very clean and pretty looking payasam, must be a great payasam fiesta for you and your family and everyone celebrating the vishu occassion. have a nice day dear

  31. Happy Vishu,super tempting payasam...

  32. Oh and happy second birthday to your blog baby! So has she started talking?? ;p

  33. Happy Vishu.great looking aval the clicks.

  34. yummy payassam.....supern...happy vishu

  35. Happy vishu. Payasam looks so delicious.

  36. Happy Vishu to you too chechi... Payasam looks yummy..

  37. Sounds wonderful & interesting, yummy dessert!

  38. Thanks all for the wishes,wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year:)

  39. I wanted to make this same payasam ended up making chakra pongal for Tamil new year's - Looks Kalakkal!

  40. wat a gorgeous treat..the flavors are just wonderful
    Tasty Appetite

  41. That looks like a delicious payasam. hope you had a wonderful vishu. Sending love and good wishes.

  42. Payasam looks delicious.Nice clicks

  43. nice payasam..ive not tried with aval yet...and pls do send this to kerala kitchen event

  44. very useful really good information thanks for posting such a good information it will hepls the people a lot keep it up , Regards,
    chakkara pongal recipe


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